Salamander Starts Over
nytheatre.com q&a preview by Leigh Ann Pedra
July 12, 2012
What is your job on this show?
When did you know you wanted to work in the theater, and why?
I was always a total ham as a child. My mother had me memorizing poems and nursery rhymes at a very young age and would make me recite them for anyone who would listen. I was good at making people laugh and figured I'd make a career out of it.
Why did you want to be part of FringeNYC?
Fringe is everything, in the New York theatre world. I think that anyone who does theatre hopes to be involved at some point in their career. Fringe allows play-writes the freedom to be totally off the wall. Its the megaphone for a thousand voices.
Do you think the audience will talk about your show for 5 minutes, an hour, or way into the wee hours of the night?
Honestly, I'd say they'd talk about it into the next day. There are so many funny and touching moments in the show, and Armando's character work is so dope. When we first started rehearsing, I'd find myself laughing out of the blue at a few of the characters. I think it will resonate a lot with people on many different levels.
Groucho, Chico, Harpo, or Zeppo?
I wanna say Zeppo, cause he's such a looker, but damnit if that Harpo doesn't get me every time with that horn!
Why should people come to FringeNYC this summer, rather than the beach, mountains, or the latest movie blockbuster?
We need to support artists. Bottom line. We work so hard to make this all come to life and its so personal. We put all of ourselves into these works. What does the beach do? Nothing. I'd like to see the beach do character work!