Prophet in Pink
nytheatre.com q&a preview by Vincent DiGeronimo
August 2, 2012
What is your job on this show?
When did you know you wanted to work in the theater, and why?
I know it sounds cliche and lame but I knew I wanted to work in theater when I was five-years-old and did a production of "The King and I." I remember the laughter and the applause and thinking, "This is ridiculously awesome." Of course my five-year-old self was less eloquent, but that's when I knew.
Have you been part of FringeNYC in the past? If so, how did you particpate? (Be specific! Name shows, etc.)
This is my second experience with FringeNYC. In 2009 I was in "I Can Has Cheezburger: The MusicLOL" at the Cherry Lane Theatre. I played Lolrus. I like to think I was cast for my vulnerability and my deep connection to a bucket and not because I resembled a walrus more than any other actor.
Do you think the audience will talk about your show for 5 minutes, an hour, or way into the wee hours of the night?
I can not imagine our audience not talking about this for quite a while. There's a romantic/love-triangle element, there's a sci-fi, mystical element, there's some tunes, there's laughter, there are moments of bitter sweet heart break. How can anyone watch something with so many elements and only chit chat about it for five minutes. This piece demands hours of reflective jibber jab!
Which “S” word best describes your show: SMOOTH, SEXY, SMART, SURPRISING?
Only one "s" word?! That's a little tricky and cruel; however, if I had to choose just one I would go with "surprising" since "stupefying" wasn't an option.
Why should people come to FringeNYC this summer, rather than the beach, mountains, or the latest movie blockbuster?
The beach and the mountains, however lovely, will always be there ... I hope. The latest blockbuster will probably be lame, and even if it isn't, you can rent it on Netflix in a few months. Though we hope the projects we're involved in go the way of "Urinetown," or more recently "Triassic Parq," these pieces are ephemeral. They may only last five nights and why pass up a great evening of theater for something you can do or see next week or next month or next year? I'd rather see a show ... then I'll go to the beach.