Current Town: New York City
Q: Tell me about Booty Candy.
A: It's a satirical exploration of the life of a young Playwright, Sutter. He is Black and Gay and it follows a non linear path through short scenes or playlets several of which was written over many years and now formed into an abstract narrative.
Q: What else are you working on now?
A: I'm finishing a rewrite of my play called Zombie: The American which is a dystopian satire set in 2063 with the first Gay President facing a second civil war and Zombies in the basement of the White House. It will have its world premiere at Woolly Mammoth Theater in DC this coming Spring. I'm also workshopping a new play of mine called Barbecue, about a crazy family performing an Intervention at a Barbecue.
Q: Tell me, if you will, a story from your childhood that explains who you are as a writer or as a person.
A: When I was probably in the third grade, my ink pen burst in my pants and the boys said I had gotten my period and I didn't know what they meant and when I got home I asked my mother what a period was and she looked at me dumb founded and then said, "Look it up, that's what I bought you that dictionary for."
Q: If you could change one thing about theater, what would it be?
A: The price of a Ticket.
Q: Who are or were your theatrical heroes?
A: Lorraine Hansberry, George C. Wolfe, Tony Kushner, Edward Albee, Caryl Churchill, Suzan-Lori Parks.
Q: What kind of theater excites you?
A: Bold and Adventurous.
Q: What advice do you have for playwrights just starting out?
A: Go see plays. Learn what is being done. Then do something different.
Q: Plugs, please:
A: BOOTYCANDY at PLAYWRIGHTS HORIZONS!!
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