DAVID DELGROSSO ON THAT OLD SOFT SHOE: Q & A
Q: David, this is the third show in 4 years that you have appeared in at the Brick summer festival that was written by Matt Freeman and directed by Kyle Ancowitz. Yet on the press release, only they are mentioned, as if none of the shows' success is attributable to you. But I know better. So the question is: why are these guys so aggressive in getting all the press attention for themselves, do you think; and why do you continue to work with them?
A: The work I do is edgy and dangerous, and I attract a pretty dangerous crowd. The Brick knows that my devoted following are passionate, unusual, and often unpredictable. They don't always know how to express their love for me in a healthy way. I can understand their reluctance to poke directly at the hornet's nest of my strange, largely Internet-driven fanbase with something as provocative as a mention in a press release. The first work that I did when I got to New York was in the old Theatre Row building on the corner of 42nd and Dyer. That is now an empty lot filled with rubble. That's all I can legally say about that.