nytheatre.com q&a preview by Kelsey Moore
September 16, 2012
What is your job on this show?
Where were you born? Where were you raised? Where did you go to school?
I am a Kansas girl, born and raised. I attended both Circle in the Square Theatre School and SUNY Purchase Acting Conservatory.
What was the last show you saw that really excited you, and why?
I have a passion for older shows generally, but Lynn Nottage's "Ruined," was the last show that truly moved me. Her poetry is so complex and emotional, you forget about the dark politics and sincerely feel her message.
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 a sharply desperate portrayal of a prideful 1930s America struggling to survive. My hope is that the audience will respond to the injustice and societal inequalities that kept hardworking people unemployed, and relate it to the corruption of today.
Groucho, Chico, Harpo, or Zeppo?
Theater is a necessary ingredient in democratic societies. Do you agree or disagree, and why?
Agreed. Theatre is an integral part of universal society. It's undeniable that humans have found it challenging to live together. Relative to "Ruined", theatre can make such powerful impressions on us, enough to transcend cultural societies. That I believe it can help humanity to understand each other deeply, and with more care.