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nytheatre.com q&a preview by Charly E. Simpson
July 11, 2012
What is your job on this show?
When did you know you wanted to work in the theater, and why?
I knew I wanted to work in the theater when I was in the 7th grade and played Snout the Tinker in A Midsummer Night's Dream. I had something like seven lines, but I loved it--especially when I made the audience laugh. I knew then that I loved theater.
Why did you want to be part of FringeNYC?
I have had the pleasure of seeing quite a few shows in FringeNYC--many of which were written and/or directed by friends. I love the variety, freedom, and excitement that surrounds the festival. It allows artists to try new things in front of a great, diverse audience. I wanted my show to be a part of it.
Why did you want to write/direct/produce/act in/work on this show?
I wanted to write this play because the characters stayed in my head, popping up in the weirdest of places and circumstances. I had to get them out of my head and onto the paper.
Which famous New Jerseyite would like your show the best: Snooki, Bruce Springsteen, Thomas Edison?
I am hoping Bruce Springsteen...though Thomas Edison may be down.
How important is diversity to you in the theater you see/make?
Diversity is extremely important to me in the theater I see and make. I like to see many different perspectives, worlds, represented. I believe diversity is integral to making theater that connects, inspires, questions, challenges, and changes you.