The Best Laid Plans / Vivien on the Rocks
nytheatre.com q&a preview by Susan Laubach
September 13, 2012
What is your job on this show?
playwright and actor/"The Best Laid Plans".
What type of theater do you like most to work on?
I find solo performance the avenue for me, most of the time. I never have to worry about casting or getting the actors to rehearsal on time. That said, 2-handers are more fun & less lonely to work on so I'm gravitating toward more 2-handers in my writing.
Who is more important in the theater: the actor, the playwright, or the director?
Well, hmmm, that's tough because all are necessary for a good production but, let's face it, without the WORDS, there'd be no need for actor or director. So, I guess, the playwright is the most important in the theatre.
In your own words, what do you think this show is about? What will audiences take away with them after seeing it?
My show is "The Best Laid Plans" and two of the 3 play-lets, are about a woman clashing with another woman, the result of differing outlooks on life. The 3rd is about a broken promise. I want the audience to consider where they stand on the outlook-differentiation question.
Which “S” word best describes your show: SMOOTH, SEXY, SMART, SURPRISING?
For "The Best Laid Plans" - SURPRISING, I hope.
Who are your heroes?
Harriet Tubman, Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, Barack & Michelle Obama