Thursday, July 30, 2015

Spotlight On...Bill Sterritt

Name: Bill Sterritt

Hometown: Cape May, N.J.

Education: MFA Carnegie Mellon University

Favorite Credits: 2nd Prize Winner, South Coast Rep; Finalist, Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference

Why theater?: Love live drama

Tell us about The Wreck of the Spanish Armada: Wreck examines a rekindled romance in Paris (after 30 years) between a female physician (poised to address an international conference) and a swashbuckling, high value target who leads African pirates who hijack oil tankers.

What inspired you to write The Wreck of the Spanish Armada?: A old ghost who won’t die.

What kind of theater speaks to you?  What or who inspires you as an artist?: Language driven. The hard truth

If you could work with anyone you’ve yet to work with, who would it be?: Tom Stoppard

What show have you recommended to your friends?: The Real Inspector Hound

Who would play you in a movie about yourself and what would it be called?: Gert Frobe – The Return of Goldfinger

If you could go back in time and see any play or musical you missed, what would it be?: Damn Yankees

What’s your biggest guilty pleasure?: Beer

If you weren’t working in theater, you would be _____?: Going postal.

What’s up next?: Tango – Don’t know it yet, but it takes place in Buenos Aires

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