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This Too Shall Suck

nytheatre.com q&a preview by David Levy-Horton
July 25, 2012

What is your job on this show?
Director.

Are there boundaries as to what kind of theatre you will take part in?
Why would there be? Theatre and art in general is about exploration and discovery. That discovery can take an infinite number of forms. There are types of theatre that I have little interest in. It is unlikely that I will be involved in some avant-garde performance piece where someone cuts off their hair onstage so they can attach it to their ass and become a pony. That doesn't mean there is no set of circumstances where I would find that compelling. Basically I see no reason to cut myself off from art that I might find rewarding and challenging.

Complete this sentence: My show is the only one in FringeNYC that...?
is about alcoholism, basketball, masturbating with a foot massager, and scrabble.

Are there any cautions or warnings you’d like to make about the show (e.g., not appropriate for little kids)?
Don't come if you go to plays to have your ideas about life confirmed.

Groucho, Chico, Harpo, or Zeppo?
Groucho. It is worth noting that it blew my mind when my father told me that it was a grease paint moustache.

Theatre is a necessary ingredient in democratic societies. Do you agree or disagree, and why?
I don't know that it is necessary in an already democratic society. Theatre is an effective tool to push society in a progressive direction. It certainly is essential in affecting change in non-democratic societies. Regardless, it makes living in any society; be it democratic, fascist or hunter-gatherer; a hell of a lot more interesting.