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Kane and Habil in the Pizza Parlor

nytheatre.com q&a preview by Serge Ernandez
January 11, 2013

What is your job on this show?
Playwright, Director.

What is your show about?
This show transforms the primal archetype of the Legacy of Kane, into an evolved archetype of the Legacy of Habil that turns hatred into compassion.

Where were you born? Where were you raised? Where did you go to school?
I was born in Algeria during the independence war with France. This experience lead me to become a pacifist. After leaving Algeria I lived and studied Contemporary Literature and Political Sciences at the University of Toulouse France.

Who is more important in the theater: the actor, the playwright, or the director?
Playwright, Director, Actors are part of team creating a poetic experience for the audience and for themselves. None is more important than the other, it is a collaborative work for a collective experience.

Do you think the audience will talk about your show for 5 minutes, an hour, or way into the wee hours of the night?
I believe the audience will carry this show in their minds and hearts for a very long time as it addresses emotions, situations, and questions we face daily.

Which famous New Jerseyite would like your show the best: Snooki, Bruce Springsteen, Thomas Edison?
All 3 of them

Can theater bring about societal change? Why or why not?
Of course the theater can bring societal changes! It is one of its function! The theater operates an alchemical transformation within each member ofthe audience; this personal transformation leads invariably to societal transformations. How could you behaves exactly the same if you transformed?