nytheatre.com q&a preview by Anita Sabherwal
July 6, 2013
What is your job on this show?
What is your show about?
In this British comedy, Mia has not had sex in the past nine months but is heavily pregnant and Angel Gabriel, Lucifer, her ex and the loser she went to high school with all show up to claim parentage!
Where were you born? Where were you raised? Where did you go to school?
I was born in Leicester, England and have lived in London, New York, Amsterdam and...Cleveland. I studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.
Are audiences in New York City different from audiences in other cities/countries where you’ve performed? If so, how?
Audiences in NY are cultured, witty and have great taste but also don't hold back in their reactions to work whether it be good or bad. There is an honesty in a NY audience and a willingness to actively participate. All the characters directly address the audience during the show and they are an active scene partner especially for this play.
Why did you want to write/direct/produce/act in/work on this show?
The writing is really smart and funny and unlike anything else I have seen in NY so far. The female roles are really strong and comedic without talking about the typical 'my vagina or my bad date' scenarios. I wanted introduce NY audiences to the play but also wanted to provide work and a showcase for myself and my talented peers.
Which character from a Shakespeare play would like your show the best: King Lear, Puck, Rosalind, or Lady Macbeth -- and why?
Well, they would all naturally love our show but Puck would rave about it the most as the show is like his character: charming and mischievous!
How important is diversity to you in the theater you see/make?
Diversity is very important in the theater I see and make. The world is a diverse place and its important that our storytelling in theater accurately reflects this.