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An End to Dreaming

nytheatre.com q&a preview by Jake Diefenbach
July 18, 2012

What is your job on this show?
Performer, co-writer, co-director, co-producer..

Who are your heroes?
My mum is my hero. She's supported and loved me through thick and thin, and let me play with barbies when I was kid. Also, to wear mismatching socks. She taught me the value of imagination and individuality. Buffy is also awesome.

If you're not a New Yorker: what are you most looking forward to doing and seeing (apart from the festival) while you're here?
This is a little bit sad, but I really want to do Kenny Kramer's Reality Tour of New York. I'm a big Seinfeld fan. How can I pass up a visit it to the so-called Soup Nazi?

What was the most memorable/funny/unusual thing that has happened during the development and rehearsal process for this show?
Earlier in the year, Em and I took a break from rehearsal to create a breakaway pop hit called "Spanky In The Club", which made it onto YouTube. By "breakaway pop hit", I mean an explicit, impromptu rap about a toilet brush. In a club. Word.

People who like which of the following recent Broadway shows would also probably like your show: THE BOOK OF MORMON, ONCE, DEATH OF A SALESMAN, CLYBOURNE PARK?
Death of a Salesman.

Why should people come to FringeNYC this summer, rather than the beach, mountains, or the latest movie blockbuster?
The beach and mountains will always be there. Unless this Mayan Prophecy thing is real. Also, the latest blockbuster movie can always wait for DVD. Live theatre is an experience that stays with you a lot longer than an Adam Sandler movie.