Monday, July 25, 2016
Spotlight On...Amy Steinberg
Hometown: Charlotte, NC
Education: Studied at Boston Conservatory, American Musical and Dramatic Academy, and Marymount Manhattan
Favorite Credits: Oh My God Don't Stop, one woman show, European Tour of Hair
Why theater?: I'm a drama queen! It is my nature. The human experience is fascinating, and I love creating art that uplifts and inspires from an authentic place.
Tell us about Breaking the Moon: Breaking the Moon is amazing! The show is like a shot of emotional adrenaline in the best way. The premise is rather dim, 7 teenagers in treatment for suicide, but the ultimate truth of the show is how human connection saves us and how important it is to come out, be real, seek and speak truth. This is how we heal and shine our light.
What inspired you to write Breaking the Moon?: My teens years were heavy and hard and I know that teens today have it much harder with the pressures of life. I wanted to write something for my inner teen and for the teens today.
What kind of theater speaks to you? What or who inspires you as an artist?: Raw, movement-based, inspiring theatre. Hope for a more awakened future. Spirituality, philosophy, human behaviors.
If you could work with anyone you’ve yet to work with, who would it be?: I don't have that kind of dream. I would love to collaborate with loads of people!
What show have you recommended to your friends?: I recommend that people go see live theatre in general. It's a special world to enter and important for our social evolution.
Who would play you in a movie about yourself and what would it be called?: Oh Lord. I would play my theatre teacher. The movie would be called - “A Creative Light.”
If you could go back in time and see any play or musical you missed, what would it be?: Would love to see the original A Chorus Line again. I saw it when I was very young and it is everything.
What’s your biggest guilty pleasure?: Television
If you weren’t working in theater, you would be _____?: Minister
What’s up next?: Hopefully Breaking the Moon moves forward in a big way. I am a singer songwriter so there's always another collection of songs to be released. I've been very interested in writing a musical version of The Shack. I prefer writing original pieces, so I'm sure I'll be writing something fabulous!
For more on Breaking the Moon, visit nymf.org