TIC is thrilled to be working for the first time with actor and playwright Mindy Pfeffer, who will be performing her solo show, From The Bronx to a Bike, in the upcoming Plus 1 Solo Show Festival, November 1 and 2 @ 8 pm, Theatre 54 @ Shetler Studios. Tickets are $20 at www.tictheater.com or by calling 1-800-838-3006.
We asked Mindy a bit about herself and her solo show.
What's your solo show about?
My show is about how my father taught me how to ride, as a kid from the Bronx, and how I connected with him after his death, finding happiness cycling in a thunderstorm in an Ironman triathlon.
Who inspires you to write and perform?
Not any one person in general -- but -- humanity, in general, and the highs and lows it/we are capable of. The power of the human spirit and the kindness we can provide for each other inspire me to create.
What's the hardest part about doing a solo show?
Not having anyone to joke around with in the dressing room... :-)
What's the best thing about doing your piece?
It relates to the hardest thing about solo work in general - I love the back and forth, give-and-take with my onstage partners, other performers, when onstage with them, and of course, in a solo show, that can't happen. BUT - with a solo show, the audience is my partner. I love that! It's a joy unlike any other. Plus I get to relive the fun and fear of riding a bicycle (one of my favorite things to do) with them and take them along on my journey.