This week, stage director Andrew Keates talks about bringing a comedy-drama about a British science fiction TV actor, a fan and the complexities of relationships to the West End, on finding a dream play to work with Marina Sirtis, on the influence of science fiction on his life and perspectives, and so much more.
We talk Star Trek, Deep Space 9, how fans and fandoms find empathy and solace in their favorite shows and stories, the connections we make to stave off loss and the fear of not belonging, and more.
Purchase tickets for “Dark Sublime” @ Trafalgar Studios, from June 25 through August 3: https://www.atgtickets.com/shows/dark-sublime/trafalgar-studios
Plus, Andrew has a podcast about the business and craft of theatre in the UK, The Show People Podcast with Andrew Keates, and yes, he talks to a lot of Star Trek actors on that show, too.
Possible trigger warning: this interview contains a minor rant about modern politics, inclusivity and diversity of representation, but it relates back to science fiction, too.
Do science fiction and horror stories performed on stage intrigue or attract you? Let us know! Call 602-635-6976 and leave a message, send Summer an email, or in the comments below!
Watch more Slice of SciFi!!
Do you enjoy different variations of Slice? Slice of SciFi TV is the place you can watch additional Slice of SciFi goodies, from convention coverage to exclusive interviews, any time you want:
Slice of SciFi TV (YouTube) www.youtube.com/Sliceofscifi