Director Pam MacKinnon brings Bruce Norris’s Clybourne Park to the Walter Kerr Theatre” this Spring, after a critically acclaimed pre-Broadway engagement at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. Winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize and London’s Olivier award for Best Play, Clybourne Park is the wickedly funny and fiercely provocative new play about race, real estate and the volatile values of each. See what happens when we get her On the Couch!
Q: What do you consider to be your best asset?
Q: What was your proudest moment?
Having the strength and mercy to put down my cat when she needed to go.
Q: What is your favorite drink?
A cold ale.
Q: What is your favorite food?
Fresh fish, simply grilled.
Q: What is your favorite condiment?
Red pepper flakes.
Q: What is your current obsession?
Q: If you could give up one of your vices, what would it be?
Leaving my clothes in a pile. (Not sure why I can't hang them up at night.)
Q: What is the one professional accomplishment you long for most?
Running a theater some day, although this Broadway stuff is very cool.
Q: What is the one thing you waste too much money on?
Q: What is the one activity you waste too much time doing?
Q: What do you consider to be the single greatest threat to your health?
Actors — just kidding. Writers.
Q: What is the single best trait you inherited or learned from your parents?
Q: What is the single worst trait you inherited or learned from your parents?
Fear of instability.
Q: What in the world most thrills you?
Q: What current trend in popular culture most irritates you?
Hate and fear mongering in lieu of political platforms.
Q: What was the single most embarrassing moment you've ever experienced on the job?
Completely losing my train of thought speaking in front of a group of patrons at an opening. Pretty sure I suggested that the show would be better in a few days, not that night.
Q: What is your favorite place in the world?
Q: What is the most important trait you seek in a romantic partner?
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 big laugh among people I love.
Q: What is your personal motto?