The End of Days
nytheatre.com q&a preview by Terry Berliner
July 20, 2012
What is your job on this show?
Who are your heroes?
I have so many heros...whom have taught me so many important things about living a rich and full life, filled with love and inspiration. They have made me a better person and a better artist. They include my very special family and my dear, dear friends. How lucky am I?
Why did you want to be part of FringeNYC?
Jeffrey James Keyes is an excellent writer, generous collaborator, and a good friend. Plus he has a deep connection with ghosts...and things that your average person isn't tuned into. I would follow him, his dear partner Chris, and their sweet dog Kylie anywhere. This summer I am following them to the Fringe Festival.
In your own words, what do you think this show is about? What will audiences take away with them after seeing it?
The show asks the question: If you had one day on this earth left, with whom would you spend it? Even trying to answer this question makes me want to cry. Who knows what anyone takes away from anything, but, for me, this show is a love letter to a very deep truth, which is: Honor the people you love. If you don't it will haunt you until THE END OF DAYS...your days.
Which “S” word best describes your show: SMOOTH, SEXY, SMART, SURPRISING?
Simplicity. Simplicity is very hard, and might be one of the most difficult things to attain. I look forward to the challenge.
Can theatre bring about societal change? Why or why not?
Of course theatre can bring societal change, silly! Why would we all be so drawn to it and moved by it? It makes us better people. It teaches us truth about human nature and how to be in the world. It makes us all laugh and cry together. If it can't change our society, I beg to ask what can?