Want & Need
nytheatre.com q&a preview by Sanja Bestic co-director of Want & Need
October 14, 2012
What is your job on this show?
Where were you born? Where were you raised? Where did you go to school?
I was born and raised in Belgrade, Serbia. Pursued theatre directing at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts at Belgrade University, graduating with an M.A. in Theatre History and Stage Direction. Attended a fellowship at the Moving Academy of Performing Arts in Amsterdam while working intensively with the Theatre of Shadows. moved to NYC in 2004. Studied at the Michael Chekov Acting Studio and the Lee Strasburg Institute for Theatre and Film in New York.
What are some of your previous theater credits? (Be specific! Name shows, etc.)
SELECTED CREDITS The Tiger (Murray Schisgal, Storefront + BenchProductions, Abingdon Theatre, NYC 2012) Want & Need (John Krisiukenas, Storefront + BenchProductions,Roy Arias Studios- Payan thater, NYC 2012) The Doll (Miro Gavran, Storefront + BenchProductions,The Local Theatre NYC 2012 ) All About Women (Miro Gavran, Storefront + BenchProductions, The Local Theatre, NYC 2012) Sidetracked (John Pastore, Storefront + Bench Productions, Abingdon Theatre NYC 2011 ) Therapy (Jordan Cvetanovic, Kino Kamera Productions, NYC, Chicago, Washington DC, 2011) The Weeping Game (Ben Akiba aka Branislav Nusic, Kino Kamera Productions,The Local Theatre, NYC 2010) Painkillers (Neda Radulovic, WorldTreeProductions,The Lion Theatre NYC 2009) Two Fools in Love (Dusko Radovic, Mata MilosevicTheater Belgrade, 2006) Canary Soup (Milos Radovic, BrokenOpenHart Productions,Kraine Theatre NYC 2004)
In your own words, what do you think this show is about? What will audiences take away with them after seeing it?
Sexy, funny, intriguing, Want & Need is the story of John, a charismatic guy who can get any woman he wants but he doesn’t know how to keep the woman he needs. The story shows the philosophy of love and how when you need someone you have to be brave enough to keep them close.
Which “S” word best describes your show: SMOOTH, SEXY, SMART, SURPRISING?
Who are your heroes?
Superman is one and only!