Q. Into what genre does the play fall?
A. This is most definitely a farce.
Q. As a director, what do you like about this play?
A. I think as a director my primary jobs are to tell the story of the play and be an advocate for the audience. I hope to let the humor arise from good storytelling. I am very lucky to have a good play and a great cast committed to it and all the zany things the play asks of them. Because it is farce, the action and situations are enhanced and sometimes exaggerated which lends itself to many opportunities for some really very funny moments.
Q. How has this play challenged you as a director?
A. The biggest challenge of this play comes from having a really abbreviated rehearsal process so it was really important for me to have a solid idea about what the play should look and feel like to help the actors translate that to the stage. If you aren't familiar with the workings of Pioneer Playhouse, the actors essentially are assigned roles, rehearse five hours a day, perform a different play at night, and tear down and build a new set, all in less than two weeks. I guess you could say this was a great opportunity for being prepared and efficient as a director.
This is an ambitious production.
Q. If someone asked you, "Why should I see Love, Sex and the IRS?" what would you say?
A. I suppose if and the idea of having a good time appalls you and you hate to laugh, you might want to stay home.
Q. What do you hope audience-goers come away from the show thinking or feeling?
A. I was inspired by a lot of fun music from Motown era and the early '60s. I felt it evoked the feeling of a really good house party and if we've all done our jobs right, people will come away feeling that they've had a really great night with a great cast of characters.