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Then She Fell

nytheatre.com q&a preview by Jennine Willett
September 10, 2012

What is your job on this show?
Co-Artistic Director.

When did you know you wanted to work in the theater, and why?
I realized that I wanted to be a dancer when I was applying for college and planning to study architecture and design. My Dad was my guidance counselor. One day I went to his office and told him I couldn't imagine not dancing everyday and though building things was interesting, maybe the things I really wanted to build were shows. He was painstakingly quiet and told me to come back the next day. When I went back, he said that he could accept dance as a career, but I had to get a college degree (and maybe a double major.) He laid out some college dance departments and we toured them together.

Complete this sentence: My show is the only one opening in NYC this fall that...?
is crafted to make a unique experience for each one of its 15 audience members.

Do you think the audience will talk about your show for 5 minutes, an hour, or way into the wee hours of the night?
I hope they will talk about it into the wee hours of the night, especially since no two experiences will be exactly the same and there are so many secrets to discover.

Which “S” word best describes your show: SMOOTH, SEXY, SMART, SURPRISING?
SEXY

Can theater bring about societal change? Why or why not?
Absolutely. Theater is an opportunity to shift perspective and recontextualize everyday experience.