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The Essence: A Yiddish Theatre Dim Sum

nytheatre.com q&a preview by Yelena Shmulenson
July 24, 2012

What is your job on this show?
actress/pianist/kibbitzer.

Where were you born? Where were you raised? Where did you go to school?
I was born in Belarus, and grew up and went to school in the south of the Ukraine.

Have you been part of FringeNYC in the past? If so, how did you particpate? (Be specific! Name shows, etc.)
I have done 2 shows at the Fringe: BRONX EXPRESS and THE UNLUCKY MAN IN A YELLOW HAT

Are there any cautions or warnings you’d like to make about the show (e.g., not appropriate for little kids)?
This show is not appropriate for senior citizens - there are so many jokes and funny lines that we fear for their health!

Which “S” word best describes your show: SMOOTH, SEXY, SMART, SURPRISING?
Surprising.

If you had ten million dollars that you had to spend on theatrical endeavors, how would you use the money?
#1: The feeling of seeing a new show and realizing that you're witness to something new and exciting is incredible. And you've never had such an intense experience in the theater before: running from venue to venue trying to see as many shows as possible - it's the ultimate New York experience!