by Daniel Frasco. @DanielFrasco_.
YONKERS, NY - First year BFA student Alex Montoya explained during a rehearsal that “Godot is basically God.” When asked to elaborate, Montoya became visibly rattled and sweaty.
“It’s hard to explain,” said the single threat, wiping the sweat from his brow with a heavily annotated copy of A Year with Frog and Toad. “Most people don’t understand the nuances of playwright Scooby Bleacher because he writes for a heightened audience. I guess what I’m saying is that the metaphysical manifestation of an all-powerful being represents itself in a first-perceived nature.” Experts are still unclear if this statement means anything at all.
Cadence McConnell, wearing a Wicked shirt with beaded fringe, described her personal interactions with Alex Montoya.
“I asked him what he thought of Rent,” the yet-to-be bullied freshman said. “He just said that ‘nobody realizes how tough that time and city was for those people’. I’ve never seen someone sweat so much during a readthrough,” added McConnell, who is definitely not playing a named role.
Pony Wisconsin, assistant stage manager - the one with attitude - made it clear what she thought of Montoya’s behavior.
“He keeps telling us that theatre of the absurd is the truest genre of theatre,” she explained before yelling at a group of freshmen just sitting there. “He’s trying to bring those ideals to this production when it’s obviously a theatre of the oppressed interpretation.”
It’s unclear if any student actually knows what they are talking about, but they sure feel their art can make a difference, and that is just as important. Montoya declined our request for further comments, instead just promoting his current project.
”I want to focus on this production. We need a story like this now more than ever.” A Year with Frog and Toad opens next month.