Then She Fell
nytheatre.com q&a preview by Rebekah Morin
September 17, 2012
What is your job on this show?
When did you know you wanted to work in the theater, and why?
I was ten when the local paper asked a group of us young dancers if we would be dancers when we grew up. I said,"yes" immediately. It just seemed obvious.
Why do you do theater (as opposed to film, or TV, or something not in the entertainment field)?
Live theater demands that players and audience be present, together, in that moment. It is visceral. It's oral history, perhaps the oldest and best way we can learn about the world from each other.
In your own words, what do you think this show is about? What will audiences take away with them after seeing it?
This show is about duality.
Which famous New Jerseyite would like your show the best: Snooki, Bruce Springsteen, Thomas Edison?
Thomas Edison would LOVE this piece!
Theater is a necessary ingredient in democratic societies. Do you agree or disagree, and why?
I think theater is necessary to human beings. It teaches empathy. That certainly helps a democracy thrive!