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Fantasy Artists

nytheatre.com q&a preview by Mary Jane Gibson
July 31, 2012

What is your job on this show?
Actor.

Where were you born? Where were you raised? Where did you go to school?
I was born on Cape Cod the year Jaws was made. I was raised in Newfoundland, Canada. I went to school in Montreal and in England. I moved to New York from Seattle.

Why did you want to be part of FringeNYC?
I wanted to be a part of Fantasy Artists at FringeNYC because I love the play, and because I've taken part in fringe festivals across Canada and the US and it's always been a great experience. Fringe festivals give independent producers a platform to get their offbeat ideas off the ground. The Edinburgh Fringe was started as the fringe artists' response to a huge well-funded festival in 1947. FringeNYC artists offer an alternative to commercial theater in New York.

Do you think the audience will talk about your show for 5 minutes, an hour, or way into the wee hours of the night?
Our audiences will leave talking about the show and will immediately tell people they like to come see it. They'll text, tweet, and FB. Then they'll go have a pint and talk about it some more with friends. Actually, they'll do that first and tweet later.

Which “S” word best describes your show: SMOOTH, SEXY, SMART, SURPRISING?
SURPRISING.

If you had ten million dollars that you had to spend on theatrical endeavors, how would you use the money?
I would buy a warehouse or abandoned building and make it an artist's commune, except I'd be in charge. So it wouldn't really be communal. People could come and make insane large-scale art. I would definitely have a forge, and a pool. I'd invite a lot of Polish artists, they make out-of-this-world theater.