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BALDY

nytheatre.com q&a preview by Yokko
July 21, 2012

What is your job on this show?
Writer / Performer.

When did you know you wanted to work in the theater, and why?
The first time I felt I wanted to work in the theatre was when I was making a film, directing actors from behind the camera. I felt my body wanted to express something, even though I had lost my hair and skin and physically at the time I could not continue acting.

Why did you want to be part of FringeNYC?
In FringeNYC, we can meet many international artists, and I wanted to share this story with many people who come different cultures as much as possible as a woman, as an artist and as a person.

In your own words, what do you think this show is about? What will audiences take away with them after seeing it?
This is the story about the relationship between my father and I, and I – as an artist and as a woman I needed to let go the idea of being good for my father, and find my true voice in order to move on. I hope this story can encourage people to follow their own will rather than for pleasing someone else. Even though it seems challenging to continue doing it, if we don't believe ourselves who will believe?

Which famous New Jerseyite would like your show the best: Snooki, Bruce Springsteen, Thomas Edison?
Bugs Bunny

How important is diversity to you in the theater you see/make?
I believe that theatre is the place we can change the world step by step. Theatre can be the representation of the society and the world we live in. My dream work is always diversity production. I believe if we understand more about each culture, there will be less unnecessary fighting in the world. Diversity works will bring the opportunity to know each other. And I believe that change will happen through very small relationships like family and friends. My hope is that the audience can experience through our work, and bring back the experience to their own daily lives. And Be Merry!!