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Scarlett Fever

nytheatre.com q&a preview by Alex Trow
July 24, 2012

What is your job on this show?
actor.

When did you know you wanted to work in the theater, and why?
When I was five, my parents took me to see a production of The Rivals at the Colorado Shakespeare Festival. It was way past my bedtime by the end of the play, and just as I was nodding off, an actor looked down from on high, picked out my sleepy face, and yelled "STAY AWAKE!" My five-year-old brain thought that shout-out was a literal "vocation."

Complete this sentence: My show is the only one in FringeNYC that...?
might make you want to read either more or less celebrity gossip. Probably more. Followed by less.

How did you meet your fellow artists/collaborators on this show?
Ashley (director) and Josh (playwright) and I went to the same college. Ashley was the president of a theater organization for which I was the worst (but punniest! oh wait, that's redundant) secretary in history.

Which “S” word best describes your show: SMOOTH, SEXY, SMART, SURPRISING?
That other "S" word that pretty much rounds out the list: Scarlett.

Why should people come to FringeNYC this summer, rather than the beach, mountains, or the latest movie blockbuster?
The beach, the mountains, and blockbusters are all awesome. Those things should get done, and done often. Of course, they'll also be there a whole lot longer than these little supernovas of creative energy, where groups of people come together at the same place at the same time for five shows only. It's like planets aligning or a comet coming close to the earth - it might not happen again in a lifetime! That being said, I'm from Colorado - mountains rock (get it?!).