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DOGS: A Biting Comedy

nytheatre.com q&a preview by Ido Bornstein
July 25, 2012

What is your job on this show?
Playwright.

What type of theater do you like most to work on?
Theater which mixes a good story with abstract reality, and a lot of physicality and movement.

Why did you want to be part of FringeNYC?
We wanted to bring our show, 'DOGS', that shows another angle of the Arab-Israeli conflict, and also deals with a an element of masculinity that is usually silenced.

What was the most memorable/funny/unusual thing that has happened during the development and rehearsal process for this show?
One of our arab cast members go married. The entire crew traveled to his village in the north of Israel to celebrate with him. There we saw him performing traditional dances which only men are allowed to dance. The male bondage we are dealing with in the play suddenly became a powerfull, real-life experience.

Which “S” word best describes your show: SMOOTH, SEXY, SMART, SURPRISING?
Surprising. What starts in Black and white turns into a bleeding pink and fluorescent green.

Why should people come to FringeNYC this summer, rather than the beach, mountains, or the latest movie blockbuster?
There is nothing like the sea or the mountains, but to meet true laughter and tears from people from other places can be done only on FringeNYC.