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Deceit

nytheatre.com q&a preview by Richard Ploetz
January 2, 2013

What is your job on this show?
Playwright.

When did you know you wanted to work in the theater, and why?
At age 16, I saw my father play Willy Loman in Death of a Salesman, and was blown away.

Complete this sentence: My show is the only one opening in NYC this winter that...?
Deceit will cause the audience to reevaluate the nature of self-deception in their lives.

How did you meet your fellow artists/collaborators on this show?
I met the director, Andreas Robertz, three years ago at a Dramatists Guild event. I was immediately struck by his intelligence, warmth and sense of humor.

People who like which of the following recent Broadway shows would also probably like your show: THE BOOK OF MORMON, ONCE, PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf>

Who are your heroes?
Samuel Beckett, Burt Lancaster and Chekov.