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Bumbershoot

nytheatre.com q&a preview by Shauna Godwin
July 31, 2012

What is your job on this show?
actor.

Where were you born? Where were you raised? Where did you go to school?
I was born (and raised) in Boone, NC. I went to the Neighborhood Playhouse in NYC and Appalachian State in Boone, NC.

Complete this sentence: My show is the only one in FringeNYC that...?
Will feature Irish music and dance, someone speaking Lushootseed, lots of blood, AND umbrellas....lots of umbrellas.

Do you think the audience will talk about your show for 5 minutes, an hour, or way into the wee hours of the night?
Probably for days. That's what I love about this show...it makes you think! Just when you think you know what's happening, it all changes and you are right back at square one trying to piece it all together again.

Groucho, Chico, Harpo, or Zeppo?
Groucho!

Can theatre bring about societal change? Why or why not?
Absolutely! It is all about self reflection. These characters you see on stage always represent something inside of you or someone close to you (the audience and the actor). Could be a flaw, could be a strength. Either way, you always walk away thinking..is that me? Am I like that? Maybe so, maybe not...but it almost forces you self-analyze. Even the idea of fairytales, happy endings...where did we develop that idea? Stories! Besides, going to the theatre makes you happy and if we are all happy, then the world will be a better place. The end. :)