Visit nytheater now, NYTE's new site about indie theater in NYC, for in-depth coverage of new American plays.

Check out Indie Theater Now, NYTE's digital theater library, to discover and explore new American plays for study, production, audition material, and more.

Loading

Wake Up!

nytheatre.com q&a preview by Trevor F. Salter
August 4, 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 in Waukegan, Illinois, but I was raised in San Diego, California (Thank God, no offense to Waukegan). I'm currently a senior at NYU and I studied at the Atlantic Acting Studio and the Experimental Theater Wing.

Complete this sentence: My show is the only one in FringeNYC that...?
pits Pavarotti alongside Dr. Dre.

Why did you want to write/direct/produce/act in/work on this show?
When I heard that this show was going to the NYC Fringe, I jumped at the opportunity to be involved in it. Kim Fischer, the show's playwright, is a good friend of mine and I know his show had great success at the New Orleans Fringe Festival. I feel honored to be a part of such a powerful play with a poignant message.

Which “S” word best describes your show: SMOOTH, SEXY, SMART, SURPRISING?
SMART. This show tackles race in a way that has not been seen before. Yes, it will shock you. It might offend you. But it will have you leaving the theater rethinking your perceptions about race in America.

Why should people come to FringeNYC this summer, rather than the beach, mountains, or the latest movie blockbuster?
People should come to FringeNYC this summer above all else because it is a chance to see exciting, daring, and groundbreaking new theater in the theater capital of the world.