Dad and the Dog
nytheatre.com q&a preview by Roma Pierro-Wolf
October 21, 2012
What is your job on this show?
When did you know you wanted to work in the theater, and why?
When I first walked into Manhattan Repertory Theatre with my parents, co-founders Ken Wolf and Jennifer Piero. When I walked on that stage I knew I was destined for a life in the theatre!
Complete this sentence: My show is the only one opening in NYC this fall that...?
features me! I'm cute and I have an incredible emotional range for a dog, not to mention, my improvisation skills are awesome. And I can sleep on cue.
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 all about me and this very messed up guy, and how I help him change his life. What will the audience take away with them after seeing this show? Why my personal PAWTOGRAPHS! I can be found at the dressing room door after the show signing programs for my fans.
Which “S” word best describes your show: SMOOTH, SEXY, SMART, SURPRISING?
When I appear on stage, it is always SURPRISING! I don't know why my Daddy Ken gave me second billing on this play, but he is going to regret it. Especially on opening night when I steal the show!
How important is diversity to you in the theater you see/make?
Diversity is very important to me in the theatre. I believe that there should be many more live dogs on stage. Throughout theatrical history, actors have feared dog participation in live theatre for we are the better performers. We are spontaneous, alive in the moment, and we can even give doggy kisses on cue. Actors need to get over their fears of losing focus to dogs and step up to our level of theatrical expertise. We have been persecuted enough. My plan is to be the first dog to receive a Tony. It is time to break these prejudicial barriers down and level the playing field.