nytheatre.com q&a preview by Ameera Ali
July 18, 2012
What is your job on this show?
What was the last show you saw that really excited you, and why?
Is it bizarre to say Our Lady was the last show I saw that really excited me? Even though I am the costume designer for this show, I still get to experience it as an audience member. I still remember seeing this show for the first time alone when it was James Fluhr's thesis and he was rehearsing it. It moved me like no other show then and continues to move me more every time I see it.
Complete this sentence: My show is the only one in FringeNYC that...?
...will have all elements of design joining our actor/character to create a living, breathing being of a show that will stay with its viewers forever.
In your own words, what do you think this show is about? What will audiences take away with them after seeing it?
This show is about finding the strength to fight the monsters in your life on a daily basis. It may be about one boy's struggle to find the light inside him to combat the darkness, but the audience will feel themselves fighting with him. That strength and that light will be what the audience will take away with them.
Which “S” word best describes your show: SMOOTH, SEXY, SMART, SURPRISING?
I've got my own word. Satisfying. You're going to get everything you wanted, didn't know you wanted, and more from Our Lady.
Why should people come to FringeNYC this summer, rather than the beach, mountains, or the latest movie blockbuster?
Because the beach, mountains, and movies will always be there. FringeNYC is hosting Our Lady, which isn't just a show, but an experience of a lifetime.