Monday, October 21, 2013

Spotlight On...Eddie Prunoske

Name: Eddie Prunoske

Hometown: Rochester, NY

Education: SUNY Purchase

Favorite Credits: A party/production of Three Sisters in my loft apartment a few years back.

Why theater?: I love the idea of a bunch of strangers in a room sharing the same experience together.  Making and seeing theater, you’re allowed (and it is a necessity) to be vulnerable and messy and scared and excited with a group of people you might not know.  I don’t think that is so acceptable many other places.

Tell us about feeling.?: feeling. Is about a young college professor whose boyfriend of 9 years abruptly leaves the relationship.  She begins to hallucinate a friendship with deceased serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer to help her navigate through her grief and loneliness.

What inspired you to direct feeling.?: I love the play, I love Paul’s point of view, and I was lucky enough to have him let me direct it.  It straddles the line between beauty and ugliness, and takes big risks.

What kind of theater speaks to you? What or who inspires you as an artist?: Theater that straddles the line between beauty and ugliness, and takes big risks.  I like theater that strives to commune with its audience.  My inspiration comes mostly from the people I’m working with on any particular production.

If you could work with anyone you’ve yet to work with, who would it be?: I’d love to AD for Ivo Van Hove and David Cromer.  There’s about a million actors I’d give an organ to get to collaborate with.

What show have you recommended to your friends?: It’s been running for a couple of years, but I’m still reeling from Sleep No More.

Who would play you in a movie about yourself and what would it be called?: I’d like to be played by Patricia Clarkson, and would trust her to choose the title.

What’s your biggest guilty pleasure?: Nachos and The Real Housewives franchise.

If you weren’t working in theater, you would be _____?: Well-rested, less neurotic, wandering aimlessly.

What’s up next?: Lots of sleep, replenishing my bank account, and figuring out what’s next.