Monday, March 2, 2015
Spotlight On...Antony Raymond
Hometown: New York, NY
Favorite Credits: Elsinore County
Why theater?: I sort of just fell into it.
Tell us about Pretty Babies: It's a play about toxic relationships and our unwillingness to let them go.
What inspired you to write Pretty Babies?: Like many of my plays, they start off with a simple scene and I let the play sort of take off in a sort natural direction.
What kind of theater speaks to you? What or who inspires you as an artist?: My favorite guy at the moment is Ivo Van Hove.
If you could work with anyone you’ve yet to work with, who would it be?: I'd love to work with Austin Pendleton. He was my teacher for many years but I've never got to work with him on a professional level.
What show have you recommended to your friends?: Halley Feiffer new play at Atlantic with Reed Birney is really good.
Who would play you in a movie about yourself and what would it be called?: I would cast my best friend Eric Doviak and I would cast myself as him and it would mess us up for years. I'd call it, "We Hypothetically Made This Movie Because of a Q and A".
If you could go back in time and see any play or musical you missed, what would it be?: I'd be curious to see any original Shakespeare production. That would be wild.
What’s your biggest guilty pleasure?: I can't write that down in this interview.
If you weren’t working in theater, you would be _____?: A millionaire.
What’s up next?: My next play is called Nothing To Do About Everything or Whatever, my final installment of three Shakespeare parodies.