Broken Heart Story
nytheatre.com q&a preview by Tracy Cameron Francis
September 18, 2012
What is your job on this show?
What type of theater do you like most to work on?
I like to work on theatre that doesn’t replicate reality but shapes it in a way that gives us a new perspective on the world around us.
Complete this sentence: My show is the only one opening in NYC this fall that...?
involves soul searching, Beethoven, F1 races, and lots and lots of ketchup. Oh and love- did I mention love?
In your own words, what do you think this show is about? What will audiences take away with them after seeing it?
Broken Heart story is ultimately about the choices and sacrifices we have to make as artists as we precariously try to balance our desire to create great art and change in the world, and also to live normal fulfilling personal lives. I hope that the audiences come away questioning their place in the world, and how their life choices have shaped who they are.
Which cartoon character would you identify your show with: Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Mickey Mouse, Marge Simpson?
I would say Mickey Mouse would like the show most- though he may have flashbacks to Fantasia, as the form of the play is very much in the same stream of conscience image based world.
Theater is a necessary ingredient in democratic societies. Do you agree or disagree, and why?
I think theatre is an imperative aspect of a democratic society- and even more so in a non-democratic society. The live connections that theatre creates make it an ideal forum to respond to cultural issues and begin to shape a conversation around it.