Excuse me while I shift my focus from film for a moment. I recently interviewed theatre director Michelle Tattenbaum, who’s staging an Off-Broadway revival of John Patrick Shanley’s Danny and the Deep Blue Sea. The show opens on October 7 at New York City’s Nuyorican Poets Café.
(Re-posted from LimitéMagazine.com)
by Daniel Quitério
Notable theatre director Michelle Tattenbaum has made her presence felt in New York and regional theatre for the past several years. Most recently, she helmed the world and New York premieres of Nobody Loves You, a large-scale, comic musical about a reality dating show, which ran Off-Broadway last year at Manhattan’s Second Stage Theater. Proving her adeptness at directing larger productions as well as smaller, character-focused pieces, Tattenbaum now turns her attention to an Off-Broadway revival of the more intimate Danny and the Deep Blue Sea.
Written by Pulitzer Prize-, Tony Award-, and Oscar-winning scribe John Patrick Shanley (Doubt: A Parable), Danny and the Deep Blue Seatells the story of Danny and Roberta, living on the fringe of society. The two outcasts meet in a Bronx bar and engage in a topsy-turvy conversation that is poised to result in an unexpected connection.
I recently had the opportunity to communicate via e-mail with Tattenbaum, as she’s prepping her next production.