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Fancy

nytheatre.com q&a preview by Michael F Bruck
June 19, 2013

What is your job on this show?
Playwright and director.

What is your show about?
"Fancy" is a one act comedy about a Brooklyn couple who find out how different life can be out of their own backyard.

When did you know you wanted to work in the theater, and why?
I was in about the 3rd or 4th grade when the Seniors at my school performed a production of "Cheaper by the Dozen". I knew then and there I wanted to be a part of the theater one day.

Why do you do theater (as opposed to film, or TV, or something not in the entertainment field)?
While I'm not adverse to film making for I am a movie buff, nothing can compete with being part of a live performance and the thrill of the nightly response from an audience to the work. Every performance can bring some new discovery when performing in the theater.

What is one specific thing that you hope audiences will realize you’ve contributed to the production?
Humor. I hope the audiences can walk away with a few laughs and recognize the fact that it is a good thing to be able to poke fun at ourselves sometimes.

Which famous person would you most like to get a fan letter from: Denzel Washington, Maggie Smith, Ang Lee, Audra McDonald?
Definitely Maggie Smith. She is a consummate actress skilled in both drama and comedy. It would be a thrill to receive a fan letter from her.

Why are theater festivals so very important?
Theater festivals are important because they showcase new and upcoming talent or even established talent who may want to take on a role they find challenging or a role that helps them spread their wings a bit and grow. My past experience with theater festivals has been nothing but fruitful.