"funny, poignant, and thought-provoking "
"The opening piece this past Saturday, "Interview," featured the most stripped-down concept imaginable. One person (Collaboraction actor/designer John Ross Wilson) answered an hourlong series of questions created by documentarian Lawrence Bridges and posed by director Ian Forester. Wilson, who didn't know what the questions would be ahead of time, spun out memories of his childhood from queries such as, "Tell a story about somebody who influenced you...Though the interviewee will be different each time, Wilson's responses set up resonances about loss, revelation, and the unexpected bonds between both strangers and family members that would echo throughout the daylong series of shows. A particularly fine segment recounted how his Texas grandfather stabbed a would-be Latino assailant — only to end up paying for the boy's hospital bills and his college education."
"Lawrence Bridges’ “The Interview,” a play of simple but probing questions begged by an inquisitor to a predetermined but unprepared participant. Though aware of their role in the performance, they discover and process the parade of questions in the present moment, sharing deeply personal aspects of their lives with a room full of folks they’ve never met before...Regardless of who you see interviewed, the experience will always uniquely explore the ongoing theatrical question of whether it is possible to be “private in public.” Are our own lives our greatest performance?""