nytheatre.com q&a preview by Timothy McCown Reynolds
October 14, 2012
What is your job on this show?
What type of theater do you like most to work on?
I like doing original plays and working on plays that have had a production history as well. For me, any play with brains, fun, and a healthy sense of the mystery of what it is "to be" is a worthwhile endeavour to explore and manifest.
Why do you do theater (as opposed to film, or TV, or something not in the entertainment field)?
Theatre really feels like magic when it is happening. Film and TV, not so much.
Why did you want to write/direct/produce/act in/work on this show?
I love the play. I knew that I wanted to do it before I had finished reading it.
Which “S” word best describes your show: SMOOTH, SEXY, SMART, SURPRISING?
Surprising. This play will surprise anyone coming into the theatre with preconceived notions and expectations about seeing a play about August Strindberg.
How important is diversity to you in the theater you see/make?
For myself, I pursue diversity in the roles I undertake, so as to keep things interesting, challenging, and fresh. I attend a wide variety of theatrical performance. I like discovering things. I like feeling like a child, in terms of a sense of wonder when encountering something new. Diversity is good for innocence, I suppose.