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Chrysalis

nytheatre.com q&a preview by Julia Heitner
July 24, 2012

What is your job on this show?
Director/Consultant.

Where were you born? Where were you raised? Where did you go to school?
I was born just north of San Francisco in a small town call San Anselmo, where I was privileged to attend a public high school where our drama teacher only had us perform experimental works from the 60's & 70's and original musicals such as "Some kind of Pink Candles for Breakfast." (Points if you can guess all the references!)

Complete this sentence: My show is the only one in FringeNYC that...?
has The Grief Monster! You will fall in love with this moppet.

Why did you want to write/direct/produce/act in/work on this show?
Evangeline and I attended UC Santa Cruz together where she directed me in "The Sign: The Ace of Base Musical." She called me one day and said, "Hey, uh, want to help direct my show?" and then drove me out to Marin County for rehearsal. It has been a fantastic experience working with Evangeline to create this very personal, beautiful, touching and at times, hilarious show. She is an incredibly talented writer and performer and I am honored to be part of the creation process.

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?
Once. It's dark, personal, sad, funny at times and Evangeline performs original music.

Why should people come to FringeNYC this summer, rather than the beach, mountains, or the latest movie blockbuster?
It's intense, in your face and anything can happen!