Maestro’s quest to spotlight individuals who are not only
dream chasers, but dream makers - Ian
Kitz is juggling the dual roles of producing and acting in the
production of THE PLAYGROUND, currently residing at the Hudson
Main Stage through May 28, 2005. THE PLAYGROUND, inspired by
true events, tells the stories of runaways in Hollywood. These
stories are gritty, daring, and sadly realistic. Everyday while
people are turning dreams into realities, there is another side
of society where the harshest of life threatens the human
spirit. Mr. Kitz graciously gave a few moments to share with Maestro
Arts & Reviews correspondent Adrian Rennie for an interview
regarding THE PLAYGROUND and an individual whose creative
journey has only begun.
Hello Ian, thanks for taking some time out. You're
producing/acting in the production of the PLAYGROUND at the
Hudson. How did you become involved with the project?
I am portraying Andrew Stone, a kid who has been in and
out of foster care and has lived on the streets for several
years, following concert tours or living in squats and just
surviving through the hustle, not as a prostitute but selling or
stealing and hustling. He has gotten addicted to the life style
and the drugs and sometimes people can't escape or have no where
to escape to. "It
sucks you in..."
I love being in front of an audience, I just feel
comfortable that way.....I love telling stories and sometimes
impacting people....And I want to be able to affect society and
hopefully make a change.....Producing is a love hate
relationship but being able to put together your own projects is
much better than waiting to be put in someone else's..... I am
lucky that I have had the experience and now the knowledge to
continue working and not having to wait.
Kitz : Hopefully
acting will enable me to try and explore other fields- human and
: What advice or words of wisdom could you
offer our readers or others here pursuing their dreams ?
Hard work pays off.....not necessarily financially but it
is always rewarding inside....Nothing comes easy- at least not
for most of us but if you really go after something the universe
will respond- so take risks- you've got nothing to lose. And
come see "THE PLAYGROUND" Haha
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