2010 is shaping up to be a remarkable year for producer Daryl Roth. Her Off-Broadway smash hit, Love, Loss, and What I Wore, is continuing to draw huge crowds and recently won the Drama Desk Award for Best Unique Theatrical Experience. In January she was honored with a Sardi’s caricature and earlier this month she received the 2010 Lucille Lortel Award for Lifetime Achievement. Now her new documentary, My Dog: An Unconditional Love Story, is available worldwide on DVD. In the midst of all this excitement, it's amazing she found the time to visit our couch, and we are delighted and honored that she did!
Focusing on a group of well-known New Yorkers and the dogs in their lives, My Dog: An Unconditional Love Story offers an entertaining glimpse into the private worlds of often very public people, revealing the extraordinary companionship, healing and love that dogs bring to those who care for them. Best of all, twenty percent of every dollar earned by the film will be donated to nonprofit animal welfare charities designated by the participants who appear in the film. To purchase your copy, please visit www.docurama.com.
Q: What do you consider to be your best asset?
A: I hope it’s being gracious to people.
Q: What was your proudest moment?
A: Personally when each of my children graduated from college. Professionally I recently was honored with the Lucille Lortel Lifetime Achievement Award.
Q: What is your favorite drink?
A: A good California Pinot Noir.
Q: What is your favorite food?
A: Brussel sprouts.
Q: What is your favorite condiment?
A: I love different kinds of honey from all over the world.
Q: What is your current obsession?
A: Watching “The Good Wife” and “Nurse Jackie.”
Q: If you could give up one of your vices, what would it be?
Q: What is the one professional accomplishment you long for most?
A: A huge financial success.
Q: What is the one thing you waste too much money on?
A: I’m pretty frugal and try not to waste money.
Q: What is the one activity you waste too much time doing?
A: Worrying about things I can’t do anything about.
Q: What do you consider to be the single greatest threat to your health?
A: Stress and worrying!
Q: What is the single best trait you inherited or learned from your parents?
A: Being kind to people and animals.
Q: What is the single worst trait you inherited or learned from your parents?
Q: What in the world most thrills you?
A: Personally just being with my grandchildren. Professionally, discovering a new theatre artist.
Q: What current trend in popular culture most irritates you?
A: People Twittering insignificant thoughts.
Q: What is your favorite place in the world?
A: Any beautiful sandy beach along the clear blue sea.
Q: What is the most important trait you seek in a romantic partner?
A: Understanding and empathy (and of course compliments).
Q: Do you prefer the company of dogs or cats?
Q: What would have to happen to make today the best day of your life?
A: That I’d win the lottery and never have to ask people for investments in my shows again.
Q: What is your personal motto?
A: Work hard, take risks, be tenacious, be gracious and grateful.