nytheatre.com q&a preview by James
October 10, 2012
What is your job on this show?
When did you know you wanted to work in the theater, and why?
Theater has always been an important part of my life. From "Storyworld" at the Island School in 3rd grade to building special effects for Broadway Musicals like Book of Mormon and Addams Family. As I've grown older I've found it to be a fulfilling synthesis of my technical and creative habits.
What was the last show you saw that really excited you, and why?
Elevator Repair Service's Gatz was a phenomenal piece of theater! I found it creative and engrossing not only to watch to consider as a style of text adaptation.
In your own words, what do you think this show is about? What will audiences take away with them after seeing it?
Skin Tight is about memory and love and the pain and pleasure that comes with both. The text paints beautiful and stark pictures of a couple's life together. It's really quite haunting.
Which “S” word best describes your show: SMOOTH, SEXY, SMART, SURPRISING?
Definitely a sexy show!
If you had ten million dollars that you had to spend on theatrical endeavors, how would you use the money?
I would try to find a way to bring theater to a broader more diverse audience. Sponsor free theater in parks and public spaces, support and encourage a guerrilla theater movement and try and bring theater back to the people.