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ODD.A.SEE

nytheatre.com q&a preview by Tess Howsam
August 12, 2013

What is your job on this show?
Director and one of the five playwrights.

What is your show about?
ODD.A.SEE is a haunting retelling of Homer’s classic, about what it means to go home and how the obstacles we encounter along the way change us.

What type of theater do you like most to work on?
Well, I founded the Exquisite Corpse Company LLC with a mission to develop new, multi-disciplinary performances borne of collaboration between Brooklyn based artists. In doing so, the child born from that is a transformative, immersive event wherein theater, film, visual installation, music, and dance interweave. It's exciting because there are so many artistic minds and elements involved that it gives theater a new texture that I love.

What are some of your previous theater credits? (Be specific! Name shows, etc.)
My company while young is ambitious. Our first endeavor was to produce my one-act play BELOW as a part of the NYC International Fringe Festival last fall and I am pleased to say we received an extended run at the Soho Playhouse that September.

How did you meet your fellow artists/collaborators on this show?
Since moving to Brooklyn I have met so many amazing and talented artists in every field of the arts through working on other shows or in the service industry. Many of the most talented up and coming artists I know are pulling your latte or pouring you your wine so take a page out of my book and ask them about it! You never know who you might be talking to. I for one feel like I'm the luckiest girl alive to have this amazing team from the actors to the writers to the installation artists and bands to help undertake this epic retelling. This project would be impossible without the artists involved.

Which “S” word best describes your show: SMOOTH, SEXY, SMART, SURPRISING?
All of them! But maybe not smooth unless you are listening to the music of our three bands in residency the Harmonica Lewinskies, The Endmen, or The Imaginary Menagerie, during the after show private concert.

If you had ten million dollars that you had to spend on theatrical endeavors, how would you use the money?
I would build my dream space where the Exquisite Corpse Company LLC could create our own work while offering a home to promote and support young artists in Brooklyn.