La MaMa Blogs: 6 Questions: Christopher Hurt

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

6 Questions: Christopher Hurt



Christopher Hurt of SEAGULLMACHINE is up next in our 6 Questions series. Christopher talks making theater, his favorite role and working at La MaMa. Come see SEAGULLMACHINE to see Christopher and the rest of this amazing ensemble at work. SEAGULLMACHINE runs through May 5th at The Ellen Stewart Theater at La MaMa.

1. Who do you play in SEAGULLMACHINE?
Doctor Yevgeny Sergeyevich Dorn (55 years old)​

2. The play asks “What’s the good of making theater anyway?”  How would you answer that?
​Making theater is a wholesome, welcoming, celebratory, interpretive, social craft driven by curiosity, imagination, creativity, intellect, emotion, and morality. What's not to like? Other than high ticket prices?

3. Do you have a preference: Anton Chekhov or Heiner Müller?
​Chekhov is easy, Müller is hard. It depends what you're in the mood for, I guess.​

4. Do you have a “dream role” or a favorite role you've played?
​I played Crow in "The Tooth of Crime" many years ago; I hope I get a chance to play Hoss before too long.​

5. What is the last good book/play/film/art exhibit you’ve seen/read?
​The Tennessee Williams exhibit at the Morgan was wonderful; and I finally got around to reading "The God of Small Things" last month, and it's the best book I have read in a long time.​

6. What does working at La MaMa mean to you?
​I have waited a long time since first visiting La MaMa in 1982 then moving to the East Village​ in 1988 to finally work my way onto this stage. It's the Jupiter in my solar system!

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La MaMa in association with
The Assembly presents 


Created by The Assembly 
Conceived by Nick Benacerraf 
Co-directed by Jess Chayes & Nick Benacerraf 
Text by Anton Chekhov, Heiner Müller, and The Assembly 

 April 14 - May 5, 2018 

The Ellen Stewart Theatre at La MaMa 
66 East 4th Street 
(between Bowery and Second Avenue) 
New York, NY 10003 

Tickets: $30 Adults; $25 Students/Seniors; first ten tickets to every performance available for $10 each, advance sales only, as part of La MaMa 10 @ $10 ticketing initiative 

For Tickets and Info: CLICK HERE