What was your role on the staff of The Baltimore Waltz?
I directed! I'm excited at the chance to collaborate with so many fantastic people on this project.
Have you worked on a play by Paula Vogel before?
I am a huge fan of Paula Vogel, and have read many of her works, from How I Learned to Drive and The Mineola Twins to some of the more obscure works like And Baby Makes Seven and The Oldest Profession. The Baltimore Waltz is my favorite play of Vogel's because it's so funny and touching and such a personal work of hers. I also have directed it before -- over a decade ago -- and am delighted to have the chance to revisit the piece with a more mature point of view.
How many languages do you speak?
One well -- English. One poorly -- Spanish. And the barest minimum of a third -- Russian.
Tell us about your siblings.
I have a twin brother and a younger sister. I adore them both, but we also squabble a lot. The best thing I've done with my sister is every time we hang out on the couch in PJs and watch reality TV or goofy internet videos.
Have you ever been to Baltimore, Europe, or the hospital?
I have been to all three. I remember the hospital most clearly because I almost died. When I was little, I had a case of chicken pox that developed major complications due to some medicine I was taking.
See Ed Rutherford's direction of The Baltimore Waltz, through February 19th at The Frontier.
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