Both productions are currently enjoying a run at The Seeing Place Theatre in New York City through March 9, the show is a compelling drama about a topic every American can relate to.
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Review Fix: How does it feel to bring the play back after a few years?
Brandon Walker: Great – for both. This is the first NY Revival of DYING CITY. That’s always exciting. TWO ROOMS gets done every once in a while; however, it’s usually much more poetically performed. I’m excited to bring life to both of these beautiful plays.
Review Fix: Has it changed in any way?
Walker: Just in the manner in which we perform the pieces. We chose DYING CITY because we felt the first production lacked clear storytelling – and we wanted to live it fully, rather than rely on the gimmick of the two different brothers.
Review Fix: For those that have seen it before, why should they check it out again?
Walker: Why shouldn’t they? Seriously. This is a chance to see these plays fully lived. That’s rare for ANY play, much less plays that are as beautiful as this.
Review Fix: How do you want this run to be remembered?
Walker: Well, I’d never turn down a Tony Award… But seriously, we do our work for the people that come. I hope they can see themselves in our productions. And I hope they create a meaning and keep it for the rest of their lives. That’s the most I can ever hope for.
Review Fix: What was the inspiration for the production?
Walker: I’ve been dying to do DYING CITY for about six years. As far as TWO ROOMS goes, it hit a nerve with us. And we wanted to explore it.
Review Fix: What was the casting process like?
Walker: We cast from within our ensemble, so it wasn’t insane. But it’s always great to get all of your first choices – and in this case, we did. The casts of both shows have such wonderful chemistry with one another. That’s rare.
Review Fix: Who is your favorite character from the production and why?
Walker: I’d say Craig in DYING CITY, though I’ve had more fun with Peter throughout. And I probably shouldn’t pick favorites for TWO ROOMS. I feel like I’ll send at least one of my actors into a tailspin of some kind. :O)
Review Fix: Why do you think these plays are paired together?
Walker: They’re both short. They both explore loneliness and grief. They both have a female protagonist. And they’re both awesome.
Review Fix: What are your goals for the production?
Walker: My personal goal is to get through one show of DYING CITY, effectively juggling all of my creative work for each character the whole time. It’s a pretty tall order.