Photo by Joan Marcus.
What projects (with or outside of Partial Comfort) have you recently worked on or do you have lined up?
I'm currently performing in Year Zero* at Second Stage Uptown. It runs until June 13th. I have a starring role in Predators, the reboot to the Predator franchise, which opens on July 9th. Later this year, I play a supporting role in Fair Game, a new Doug Liman film, starring Sean Penn and Naomi Watts, which just premiered at Cannes this year and likely will hit theaters this fall. Otherwise, after this show closes, I'm off looking for a job like everyone else.
How long have you been a member of Partial Comfort?
Almost 3 years.
How did you initially find out about Partial Comfort? What made you decide you wanted to be a member?
Chad and Molly came to a little showcase I was in after I graduated from the Brown/Trinity Consortium in the Spring of 2006. They came at the recommendation of Sam Marks, who happened to be a classmate at both Brown and Stuyvesant High School. What, What?
When people ask you why you want to be a member of an ensemble, what do you usually tell them?
I don't think I've ever been asked that question. I'd have to say though, on the rare occasion that we ALL get together, it's thrilling to experience the variety of personalities and visions people bring to this diverse art we call theater.
What are some projects (readings, workshops, plays) that you've enjoyed working on within the company?
I'm hoping to work on a new Chad Beckim play which we've been toying with over the past year. Hopefully, at the retreat, if I can make it this year.
Talk a little bit about the professional relationships you've formed as a part of this company.
The company members spread across so many circles in NYC, it's very difficult to show up at a gig without seeing a fellow PCPer. I've done tv commercials, readings, workshops, play festivals, films and I even directed a short film with members.
What do you find inspiring/exciting about being a company member? What do you find challenging and/or what have you learned?
I am inspired by the passion and talent of my fellow members.
At the same time, it's frustrating that there isn't the time to see everything that everyone is doing.
What would you like people to know about Partial Comfort?
It's Fully Comfortable to be a member. And the people are fun to hang out with.
Any additional thoughts/comments about any aspect of the company/being a member/other members/NYC theater/etc.
I look forward to more dynamic theater in the 2010-2011 season.