Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Spotlight On...Seth Lepore

Name: Seth Lepore

Hometown: Westampton, MA

Education: Interdisciplinary from Naropa University

Favorite Credits: I write all my own stuff so all of it.

Why theater?: The energy between an audience and the stage cannot be beat.

Tell us about Losing My Religion: It's a hysterical romp through America's spiritual enterprise exposing the blurry line between self-help and faith.

What inspired you to create Losing My Religion?: I had been involved and subsequently disenchanted with the self-help and new age movements. I saw it as just another dogma but a very very funny one so I decided to write a show. Three hours of material later I found myself editing down the best parts into a solid show.

What kind of theater speaks to you? What or who inspires you as an artist?: Fringe theater, risky theater, theater that pushes boundaries, that isn't afraid to fail, that's the theater that I feel a kinship with.

If you could work with anyone you’ve yet to work with, who would it be?: Reggie Watts.

What show have you recommended to your friends?: Radio Star by Tanya O'Debra. Soooooo good, sooooo dirty.

Who would play you in a movie about yourself and what would it be called?: "Who, That Guy?" starring Adrian Brody.

What’s your biggest guilty pleasure?:
Watching rom coms, lots and lots of them.

If you weren’t working in theater, you would be _____?: Working in the arts regardless.

What’s up next?: Losing My Religion is part of a trilogy of shows. I writing the last one right now and it's set to hit the stage in March 2014. It's called Kicking Ass and Taking Names.