Show: The Accident
Photo credit: Nelson Salis
She is thrilled to debut her new play, The Accident, at the Frigid Festival this year in collaboration with fellow Labyrinth Intensive members. By day she runs an advertising strategy practice called DB Quill.
Tell me a little about your show.
In this docu-play, the past collides with the present as we discover what it means to be a hero in the media-obsessed 21st century.
"I knew I was falling,” a friend said to me when recounting a fall off of a mountain that left him with a plethora of life-altering injuries. His description of the physical trauma and dramatic rehabilitation stayed me for months after. I knew I wanted to write about it. The story of his fall unexpectedly collided with another type of fall – a fall from grace. Every day we are confronted with revelations about famous people we once admired – Lance Armstrong, Tiger Woods, James Frey, and countless others. As the media firestorm builds around their stories, everything is put into question and the the public finds itself in a proverbial jury box. This play began to take shape through interviews with a physical therapist and psychologist and obsessively reading every ‘fall from grace’ autobiography.
The format of the play is inspired by documentary style filmmaking which allows us to hear multiple perspectives on the same person or situation.
I want to reach out to people who visit the theater infrequently. I want them to feel involved and included so that they will come out to support emerging theater artists much more often.
Favorite theatre professional? Mark Rylance
Current show you would love to be involved with? The Audience
Your dream show to be involved with? Bringing a classic Marathi play to an English audience.
Who would you most like to have a chance to work with? Mira Nair
Your best theatre experience? Wit with Judith Light.
Your worst theatre experience? Haven't had it yet…
Person you’d most like to thank for getting you where you are today? My mom, Alka.
If you'd like to find out more about "The Accident," visit the FRIGID New York website.