Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Spotlight On...Lindsay Joy Murphy

Name: Lindsay Joy Murphy

Hometown: Hudson, NH

Education: University of New Hampshire, LAByrinth Master Class

Favorite Credits: Rise and Fall of a Teenaged Cyberqueen (Access Theater)

Why theater?: It sounds cheesy but theater is immediate...it's never really gonna be exactly the same on every night. I still get goosebumps when the house lights dim and the stage lights come up- nothing else like it!

Tell us about There’s a Light on Yonder Mountain?: What a crazy and fun process! I work with Amios frequently for their monthly short play bonanza- Shotz. I love their actors and directors. So- when they wanted to create a collaborative piece I was really excited. We used the Hero's Journey as a template and started creating this wackadoo story!

What inspired you to create There’s a Light on Yonder Mountain?: Hero's Journey / every young adult fiction book I loved growing up. Post plague America? Check! Characters with special abilities? Check! Saving the world? Check!

What kind of theater speaks to you? What or who inspires you as an artist?: Im really interested in new work- so many great new playwrights! Paula Vogel, Martin McDonagh, Tracy Letts, Daniel Kitson

If you could work with anyone you’ve yet to work with, who would it be?: I'd love to jam on a PunchDrunk production. I think that'd be boatloads of fun.

What show have you recommended to your friends?: Bethany was the most recent recommendation. Really liked that play.

Who would play you in a movie about yourself and what would it be called?:
Ha! If I'm casting myself I gotta go big! Kate Winslet and it'd be called: “Pinky's Up!”

What’s your biggest guilty pleasure?: I love the "Deadliest Catch". Love it. Those hardened crabbers have won my heart.

If you weren’t working in theater, you would_____?: Be working on a crab boat in Alaska.

What’s up next?: I'm producing Larry Dial's Carroll Gardens Aborned for the Fringe Festival with my theater company, the LabRats. And I'm polishing up two spanking new scripts.