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Crossing Paths in Washington Square

nytheatre.com q&a preview by Robert Gonzales Jr.
January 2, 2013

What is your job on this show?
Actor/Co-Director.

Where were you born? Where were you raised? Where did you go to school?
I was born and raised in Texas. I moved here from a small town called College Station just over 10 years. I went to Texas A&M University and studied business, but always loved to perform.

What are some of your previous theater credits? (Be specific! Name shows, etc.)
I performed Off-Broadway in "Fools in Love" and "Tempest Tossed Fools" with the Millenium Talent Group, "Kennedy's Children" and "KNB - The Musical". I have performed in numerous off-off-broadway productions, including "Dead White Males" and "Epicene." This will be my sixth production working with Barbara Kahn, the others being "1918: A House Divided", "Ghosts of 14th Street", "Walking from Rumania", "Birds on Fire" and most recently "Unreachable Eden."

In your own words, what do you think this show is about? What will audiences take away with them after seeing it?
At the outset, it is a show about relationships: four sets of people meeting each other in Washington Square Park. But, as you get to know each of the characters, you realize it's about finding ones self and being true to that. They all go through a journey of self-realization that makes them all better people in the end.

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

How important is diversity to you in the theater you see/make?
Being Hispanic, without diversity, I wouldn't have been working in theater for so long. Not only are there shows that will cast "color blind", but it presents theater in a way that people can see past that and straight to the performances.