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Independents

nytheatre.com q&a preview by Mark Sonnenblick
August 8, 2012

What is your job on this show?
lyricist.

What type of theater do you like most to work on?
Live theatre, absolutely. I don't say this to rule anything out (I could always be proven wrong!), but to me the most exciting theatre happens right there in front of an audience in real time, not prerecorded and edited and sent to people via the internet or FedEx or whatever.

Complete this sentence: My show is the only one in FringeNYC that...?
...has an intermission? Not sure if other shows are planning to do that or not--haven't talked to anyone--but as of right now we thought it'd be good to take a break between acts so that's our plan.

Do you think the audience will talk about your show for 5 minutes, an hour, or way into the wee hours of the night?
They'll be required to talk about it for at least seven minutes (our show is followed by a mandatory oral exam).

Groucho, Chico, Harpo, or Zeppo?
We weren't able to cast any of them, unfortunately.

Theatre is a necessary ingredient in democratic societies. Do you agree or disagree, and why?
I think absolutely yes because theatre enables people to vote. If theatre wasn't part of our society, we'd need to figure out another method through which we could tally people's opinions and get a sense of who should be elected congressman, mayor, president, etc. So fund theatre, everyone! Don't let it disappear!