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Scarlett Fever

nytheatre.com q&a preview by Ashley Rodbro
July 23, 2012

What is your job on this show?
Director.

Who are your heroes?
Hal Prince! Joe Papp! Oprah! Benjamin Franklin! People who built things from the ground up and weren't worried about being put in a box as just one thing.

Have you been part of FringeNYC in the past? If so, how did you particpate? (Be specific! Name shows, etc.)
I've stage managed two shows over the last two years-- Jurassic Parq the Broadway Musical (now Triassic Parq) and The Three Times She Knocked. However, this is my first time directing in the Fringe!

How did you meet your fellow artists/collaborators on this show?
Josh, the playwright, and I went to college together, but we actually know one another through his younger brother. The cast, made up of some of my favorite people, is a sort of "best of the best" of actors I've known for years and have worked with before on other projects. The designers are all brand new faces to me brought onto the project by my very good friend and production manager on this show, Becca. It's a great combination of old and new working relationships, which is making for a unique and exciting collaboration!

Which famous New Jerseyite would like your show the best: Snooki, Bruce Springsteen, Thomas Edison?
I'd like to say Thomas Edison, but to be honest, definitely Snooki.

If you had ten million dollars that you had to spend on theatrical endeavors, how would you use the money?
I would spend it to develop and produce new work--smart, young shows with heart and a nuanced but optimistic view of the world.