We also focus on shows that we think our community wants to see. We try to work on classics that are well known but [taking] a new, fresh look at them. We include as many actors as possible and that helps when it comes to working together for a common goal. Overall, we have been on a steady incline for awhile now because we have a lot of people who are willing to put in the extra time, who are dedicated, and who are artistically talented. We are all working hard to create much needed art for Long Island City!
What are your plans for the near future?
Well, me personally, I am getting married a week after Henry V closes so I am taking a break from directing for a month or so. I produced our White Box Festival in July, went straight into directing a show in the Fringe and then right into this play, so my future wife deserves a break!
The company is moving forward with a great production of A Midsummer Night's Dream directed by new Queens Players member, Katherine Carter. We are going to continue down the path that we have set up. Slowly things are moving forward and there are a lot of exciting new things planned for 2010 that hopefully we will be able to announce shortly.
Henry V runs until October 3rd.
For information on tickets, please visit The Queens Players website.