"Call Me Adam" once again chats with actor Andrew Glaszek. This time around we discuss starring in Albert Innaurato's Doubtless as part of the 2014 Summer Shorts Series taking place at 59E59 Theaters in NYC through August 30 (59 East 59th Street). Click here for tickets!
With such formidable opponents as hypocrisy, government, hysteria, neurosis, family, religion and pop culture - can we ever really know and accept who we are? Well, these two brave nuns are going to give it a go in Doubtless.
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1. From July 26-August 30, you will be starring in the Summer Short Series B at 59E59 Theaters, specifically, in Doubtless written by Albert Innaurato. What made you want be part of this show? I love working on new shows and was thrilled to be asked. There's a few random references in the script (like one to a song from Brigadoon) that seemed to speak to me specifically saying that I was meant to take this trip
2. What do you hope audiences come away with after seeing the show? A quote or two to shock and mortify their friends! Mr. Innaurato's play gives us a fantastical chance to consider the absurdities of pop culture and religious dogma...Peaches Geldof, Ann Romney's horse, little Mother Teresa, and the second coming.
3. What do you identify most with about your character? The script only describes "Father" as "distinguished"...um, that's me! We get to dance on and cross the lines of propriety and political correctness, with a lot of blasphemy thrown in - that's very much my humor
4. What has been the best part about working with your fellow castmates, director Jack Hofsiss, and playwright Albert Innaurato? Getting to watch the man who directed the original The Elephant Man in action and be directed by him is an honor. Then to hear him and Mr. Innaurato talk about the play and share stories about their experiences in the theater including some people they've worked with has been priceless and hilarious.
5. What excites you most about being part of the Summer Shorts series? Besides riling up the audience with the rest of the cast, Brenda, Tasha, Dana, and David... we're on a bill that includes new work by Neil LaBute, Daniel Reitz, and Warren Leight which is pretty exciting.
6. Who or what inspired you to become a performer? Every teacher who would have me read aloud in class - it came naturally to me and encouraged me to take it further.
7. Who haven't you worked with that you would like to? Elaine Stritch! No? ... Abbi Jacobson & Ilana Glazer on Broad City...Terrence McNally...Martha Plimpton...and I think Michael Fassbender, Chris Pratt, and I would make a good team.
8. I know you give a lot of time raising funds for Broadway Bares every year. Why is this cause so close to your heart? BC/EFA is an amazing organization & supports so many - I raised the red bucket at shows before I moved to New York and then I saw Broadway Bares and was hooked. It's a way for me to do what I can for good. I've also met some of the best people and made lifelong friends by doing it.
9. What's the best advice you've ever received? "If You Don't Dance They Beat You" - Jose Quintero (and I think I JUST got it)
10. What have you learned about yourself from being a performer? Everything I've learned about others and therefore myself has come from being a performer. Which is a lot. And perhaps nothing at all.
11. If you could have any super power, which one would you choose? I'd want to fly. Fast.
12. If you could be any original life saver flavor, which one would you be? Pineapple.
13. Boxers or Briefs? If someone really wants to know, they can watch the Nothing But Trash interview video on this blog ;)