Matilda Szydagis, director of “Look for the Woman”

Look for the WomanThe podcast is starting to reflect back on itself again — in this interview, Go See a Show! gets to a play that we discussed with the playwright, Christie Perfetti, when it was still in development, in the second episode of the podcast. And in that podcast, Christie gives a shout-out to the director interviewed in this episode, who just so happened to be the lead in the play covered in ep. 2.

So, welcome to the podcast to actress & director Matilda Szydagis!

Matilda has directed Ms. Perfetti’s latest play, Look for the Woman, which is currently being presented by Write Act Rep at the Richmond Shepard Theater. After their second performance earlier this week, Matilda talked with GSAS! about working with the playwright, directing for a 160 degree audience, and what it’s like to work on a show where the characters look a lot like the people you grew up seeing in your hometown…

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Look for the Woman
by Christie Perfetti
directed by Matilda Szydagis
Richmond Shepard Theater (309 E. 26th Street at 2nd Ave.)
Sunday March 11th, 2012 @ 3:00 PM
Monday March 12th, 2012 @ 8:00 PM
Tuesday March 13th, 2012 @ 8:00 PM
Thursday March 22nd, 2012 @ 8:00 PM
Friday March 23rd, 2012 @ 8:00 PM
Saturday March 24th, 2012 @ 8:00 PM
Sunday March 25th, 2012 @ 3:00 PM

Christie Perfetti's "Look for the Woman"

Christie Perfetti, playwright of “No Fault: A Tale about the Big D in the Big Apple”

No Fault: A Tale About the Big D in the Big AppleThis week’s episode of Go See a Show! features an interview with a woman who was introduced to me by a mutual friend as “not only a fantastic woman but one of my favourite playwrights” — Christie Perfetti.

After seeing her play No Fault: A Tale About the Big D in the Big Apple at The Kraine Theater in the New York International Fringe Festival, I can understand my friend’s enthusiasm.

Listen in as Christie and I discuss the resonance of a very personal play with audience members, how to make a play go from script to performances in a 99-seat theater in just three months, and what it means to be in “the middle.”

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