22 Jul OOB Final 30 Countdown – Nicole Greevy, Uma Incrocci, and Erica Jensen
For day fourteen of our Final 30 countdown we have the pleasure of introducing not just one, but three wonderful playwrights! Welcome to the countdown Nicole Greevy, Uma Incrocci, and Erica Jensen.
Nicole Greevy, Uma Incrocci and Erica Jensen have been writing together as Numerical Productions since 2000, when they met working as performers at the Central Park Zoo. Their show Five by Three was produced at the Midtown International Theatre Festival, which also was the winner of the festival’s award for Outstanding Short Play. Their plays have also been staged at the American Globe Theatre, the Kansas City Women’s Playwriting Festival, and MadLab’s Theater Roulette in Columbus, Ohio. They also co-wrote and produced the TV pilot Living in Captivity, which was an official selection of the 2009 Independent Television Festival and the 2008 New York Television Festival.
1. When did you start writing plays? If you had a moment where you realized you wanted to write, what was it?
We started writing together after meeting in 2000 at the Central Park Zoo where we were working as performers in the educational theater department. Individually, we started writing when we were kids.
2. How did you come to write your OOB play? Was there a particular inspiration behind its creation? How has it developed?
We were brainstorming ideas for short plays we could possibly produce. As we talked we discovered we all liked zombies and cupcakes so we thought about how we could incorporate both in a short play.
3. What are 5 words that describe who you are as a playwright?
Quirky, funny, joyous, witty, and well-groomed.
4. What/who are some of the major influences on your writing?
Good sketch comedy writing, current events, how culture shapes women.
5. What’s one fact someone would never guess about you?
One Halloween, we dressed as “The Food Chain.” All three of us.
6. What are some of your favorite plays?
A Doll’s House, Stop Kiss, Speech and Debate, Angels in America.
7. Any new projects you’re working on or shameless plugs?
Two musicals, Mother Eve’s Secret Garden of Sensual Sisterhood and Grandma’s Ring, the podcast anthology series Uncanny County, and the upcoming web series, Siren Call.
Their play 28 Years Later will be performed on August 11th at 6:30pm. In this horror movie spoof, the zombies are coming for you. This piece takes a hilarious and irreverent look at the terrors of growing older. Because the zombies come for us all. Eventually.