Daniel Talbott has just gotten back to New York. Hes a bit tired, a bit jet-lagged. All understandable. The artistic director of Rising Phoenix Rep and the writer of Slipping (which begins previews at the Rattlestick Playwrights Theater on July 28th), Daniels just finished a turn as Frank Ford in The Merry Wives of Windsor in St. Louis
Those red and white concentric circles. You know them: three small becoming one larger, immaculately proportioned and perfectly centered. Since 1968, the circles ubiquitous presence has spread from advertising circulars to canine mascots to race cars, impassively branding all it touches.
This is all Mac Wellmans fault. He fully admits that all his favorite writers are fascists. So when talk was starting earlier this spring about the Bring a Weasel and a Pint of Your Own Blood Festival, he pulled out his copy of a little known book by Felipe Alfau titled Locos: A Comedy of Gesturesand I like to think literally threw it at playwrights Scott Adkins, Normandy Sherwood, and Richard Toth.
We find Scott Adkins, Normandy Sherwood and Richard Toth in the café, mid-conversation.
Paul Bargetto enjoys artists failures. Especially if the failures are hugefall on your face, audiences hackling and the whole show going up in flames style.