nytheatre.com q&a preview by Katya Lidsky
July 12, 2012
What is your job on this show?
Playwright and Performer.
Who are your heroes?
Tina Fey, Tina Turner, and a bunch of people not named Tina! But Ms. Fey is probably the funniest, most creative human being on the planet, and her humor seems effortless. Tina Turner is strong and fierce and brave. Put them together and I think you're close to the perfect woman.
Why did you want to be part of FringeNYC?
It's a community of theatre lovers and theatre doers! What could be better? I know that FringeNYC is an event for artists and creators to come together and give back, and I'm so excited to have my show be a part of it.
Why did you want to write/direct/produce/act in/work on this show?
I just had to write I'm Sorry. I was compelled to. One day my husband came home and I told him I was either going to write this show or do something extreme to get this message out there. He encouraged me to write the show ☺ It kinda happened on its own.
Which famous New Jerseyite would like your show the best: Snooki, Bruce Springsteen, Thomas Edison?
I guess I'd say Snooki because she's a big feeler! She'd laugh, she'd cry, and dare I say, I think she'd take off those ridiculous mink eye lashes.
Can theatre bring about societal change? Why or why not?
I very much agree. Theatre is one of the last communal activities we have. It's different and special and surprising every time because it's not just about who's up on stage, it's also directly impacted by the audience. It's a wave everyone rides together, and because you share the experience and collectively weigh in on the process, it can be a very effective tool for effecting change. All art has the potential to lead to progress.