nytheatre.com q&a preview by Stephanie Cox-Williams
August 27, 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 in Albuquerque, N.M. and raised by wonderful parents in Carlsbad, NM. I went to undergrad at McMurry University in Abilene, TX,then moved to New York, where I received a conservatory degree at AMDA and a masters degree at NYU.
What are some of your previous theater credits? (Be specific! Name shows, etc.)
Special Effects/Gore Design are Brew of the Dead II-Octoberflesh (Dysfunctional Theater), Zombie Wedding (RC Staab/The NY Fringe), Death Valley (Antimatter Collective), The Blood Brother’s Present…Freaks from the Morgue/The New Guignol, The Master of Horror/Pulp/Grand Guignol , The Little One (Nosedive Productions). Acting Credits: Actress B in in the great expanse of space, there is nothing to see but more, more, more (Matt Freeman/the Brick), Dolly in Final Girl-The Blood Brother’s Present…Freaks from the Morgue, Grandma Blood in The Blood Brother’s Present…Pulp, Flora and Mother in The Little One (Nosedive Productions), Gorman in Starboat (Nosedive/Vampire Cowboys-Saloon), Louisa in The Fantasticks (Gingerbread Players). Company Manager of Nosedive Productions.
Why did you want to write/direct/produce/act in/work on this show?
Along with my work with Nosedive, Antimatter has really challenged what one can and cannot do onstage. Last year with Death Valley, I feel we really pushed the boundaries and learned from each other what we could do with that show, gore wise and really achieved a piece I am really proud of.
Which “S” word best describes your show: SMOOTH, SEXY, SMART, SURPRISING?
If you had ten million dollars that you had to spend on theatrical endeavors, how would you use the money?
I know this would not even cover what I would want to do, but maybe if I invested for a few years...I would buy my own theater space with a bar attached upfront and rent performance and rehearsal space at low costs until I ran out of money and had to sell the place. Which would probably be around 2 months.