Wednesday, February 24, 2010

FRIGID New York Interview - Catherine Montgomery of Crack'd

By Byrne Harrison
Photo by Samantha Madely

Name: Catherine Montgomery
Show: Crack'd

How did you first get involved in theatre?

A play in grade six.

Who are your biggest influences?

Denise Clarke. Lily Tomlin. Catherine O'Hara

Tell me a little bit about your show.

It is a woman's journey in the letting go of her mom. Playful and raw, dancing on the knife of comedy and tragedy.

What inspired you to write it?

These two characters, Trace and Joy came out of character mask. So they are big in both personality and heart. This piece has been evolving for almost two years.

Who are your collaborators and how long have you been working with

My director and dramaturg is Heather Davies. She is an amazing director, and I recently completed the MFA Acting program with her at York University, Toronto. We have are friends and collaborators.

What's next for you after FRIGID?

Agents/ Future tours/ Grant writing / Babysitting / Bridesmaiding / Waitressing

And finally, if you could say anything to your potential audience,
what would it be?

The material is raw and abrasive - but it is full of heart. It's an absolute emotional ride - highs and lows - and it is a show for anyone who wants that in their theatre.

Written by Catherine Montgomery

The Red Room
85 East 4th Street

Thu 2/25 - 9:30 PM
Sat 2/27 - 12:30 PM
Sun 2/28 - 3:30 PM
Tue 3/02 - 9:30 PM
Thu 3/04 - 6:30 PM
Sat 3/06 - 8:00 PM

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