June and Nancy
nytheatre.com q&a preview by Kate Holland
July 19, 2012
What is your job on this show?
What type of theater do you like most to work on?
I want to make theatre that is joyful, tender, responsive, intimate. I look for plays that surprise, delight, make you question your assumptions. Plays that open doors, that raise possibilities.
Have you been part of FringeNYC in the past? If so, how did you particpate? (Be specific! Name shows, etc.)
I was very proud to be a part of FringeNYC last year (2011). I directed "Bongani", a one-woman show about two South African families, starring Gabrielle Maisels. "Bongani" was chosen to receive a Fringe Encore.
In your own words, what do you think this show is about? What will audiences take away with them after seeing it?
This show is about the deliciousness of new love and the difficulty of lasting relationships. It is about "girl meets girl" in 1950s NYC and all of the shenanigans that ensue. However, the themes of making choices, finding one's path in life, and the struggle to balance art and family, passion and duty are ones that we can all relate to in 2012.
Groucho, Chico, Harpo, or Zeppo?
Harpo definitely. With a bit of Groucho's wit.
Why should people come to FringeNYC this summer, rather than the beach, mountains, or the latest movie blockbuster?
FringeNYC is a journey down the rabbit hole. You can see many weird and fascinating plays at unbeatable prices. One thing is for sure: you will experience unforgettable moments, glimpses, of beauty, bravery and laughter.