Introducing Angel Street with Director Alison Vasquez!
Q: What is your concept for Angel Street?
A: I want to stay true to the mystery of the show and the era of the show. This is a period piece, the accents will be authentic and true to the time. I want audiences to feel part of the era, like they are watching from within the time it was set.
Q: What about this show drew you to direct it?
A: Last year the play, Simply Simone, was politically driven. I’m excited to say, “let’s have fun!” I love that Angel Street is a play that reminds us of our humanity. It reminds us of our ability to empathize and help others, because, sometimes, in the world of clickbait, it’s nice to sit back, relax, and be reminded that we can help each other. It’s good to know that there will always be adversity, but there will always be someone there that you can help or can help you if you need it. Two of my favorite characters are Mrs. Manningham, who does help, and Rough who can come in and help her because she knows something’s missing but isn’t sure what. It’s also set in England in the 1880s-1890s which is one of my favorite places and favorite eras. In a nutshell, the shows that I love to do are the ones that speak to the human condition.
Q: What should audiences take away from the show?
A: No one lives in a box, but even if you do, you can’t live in that box forever. That’s what it is to be human, once you find one other person to connect with, life is better. We do better together.