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A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Snorks and Pins Productions)

nytheatre.com q&a preview by Nick Neglia
June 4, 2013

What is your job on this show?
Actor..

What is your show about?
When a group of young lovers, wannabe actors, and stubborn fairies meet in the forest, things always go wrong before they turn right again.

Where were you born? Where were you raised? Where did you go to school?
I was born and raised in Minnesota, where I attended an all-boys, catholic, military school.

Complete this sentence: My show is the only one opening in NYC this spring that...?
features Shakespeare performed in both English AND Spanish.

Why did you want to write/direct/produce/act in/work on this show?
I wanted to work on this production of Midsummer because the director, Gillian Riley, always gathers an amazing group of people together with a similar passion of loving Shakespeare. Very rare.

Groucho, Chico, Harpo, or Zeppo?
Harpo. Always Harpo. He shows you that the physical body is just as important (if not more) than the words are in comedy.

How important is diversity to you in the theater you see/make?
Diversity in the theater is important to me because a good production should not just appeal to some, but to all. Not just 1% of the audience should walk away from a production moved, 100% should.