Meghan Trowbridge interviews Rem Myers, director of t. gondii presents the lovesickness circus, currently playing at Theater Pub.
MT: Where do you hail from and what brought you to the Bay Area?
RM: I’m originally from the East Coast but I’ve been living in SF for almost four years now. My cousin used to act out here and she recommended I come check it out. I moved here site unseen and I’ve been here since!
MT: You obviously direct – any other sides of theater you dabble in?
RM: Not really? I’ll dramaturg and produce. I used to act in college, but I haven’t since then. Sometimes I miss performing, but I’m pretty content to work behind the scenes.
MT: Are there advantages or disadvantages to directing in a bar?
RM: I enjoy directing shows in non-traditional spaces. It’s fun to work in a bar and have the actors pop out of unexpected places. Of course, working in a bar also means difficultly in finding times to rehearse in the space!
MT: What attracted you to t. gondii presents the lovesickness circus?
RM: I’ve known Kat Sherman for a few years and love her plays. I was looking for a short play to direct for Theater Pub and she sent me lovesickness. I love Kat’s language and poetry and was psyched to do a 30 minute play of hers.
MT: What advice would you give to future directors of Theater Pub shows?
RM: Cast awesome actors like I did. A week is a short time to rehearse and Jeunee, Marlene, and Soren really stepped up their game to bring nuanced and clear performances in this short period of time. It’s really all on them.
MT: What’s the show you’re dying to direct?
RM: I have a few newer plays I’m interested in working on, but I won’t name the playwrights here 😉
MT: What’s next for you?
RM: A break!
MT: Any shout-outs to other Bay Area theater/performance stuff going on?
RM: Not yet!
t. gondii presents the lovesickness circus has two more shows, tonight and tomorrow. Don’t miss it!