AS: Chocolate chocolate chip.
KLC: Where’s the coolest place you’ve ever traveled to and what was so cool about it?
AS: Certainly not the most exotic place I have been but once when I was a Boy Scout we went to Maine in the winter and we cross country skied with our packs on and build snow caves that we slept in. It was very cold but not as cold as Minneapolis where I lived for a year. Paris is also really fun. And Montreal is like a friendly Paris.
KLC: Name one movie you can quote and then quote it.
AS: Wonder Boys.
"My wife left me."
"She's left you before."
"She's left the room before. "
KLC: The United States electoral process is _______________________.
KLC: What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever done to get someone’s attention?
AS: Written a play.
KLC: If you had the opportunity to patent a brand new product, what might that be?
AS: Probably some sort of wooden robot. Or a new kind of hook. Or an inspector gadget overcoat.
KLC: Which of the following is least likely to ever exist: bigfoot, elves, or government regulation on Wall Street?
AS: I am sad to say I don't think elves exist. It's a shame. I wish they did. I am happy goblins on the other hand do not exist. Bigfoot? Regulation? Maybe someday. Sometimes I wish it was a little more Lord Of The Rings Harry Potter around here except with you know, less evil guys and bloodshed. Like if it was our world except sometimes when you call your cable company, you talk to a wood nymph or a gnome is your dentist.
KLC: Can you share something about yourself that no one has ever asked you about in an interview before?
AS: I am a super taster. My wife does not believe this for reasons I do not understand.
ADAM SZYMKOWICZ’s plays have been produced throughout the U.S., and in Canada, England, The Netherlands, Germany and Lithuania. His work has been presented or developed at such places as MCC Theater, Ars Nova, South Coast Rep, Playwrights Horizons, LCT3, LAByrinth Theater Company, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, Primary Stages, The New Group, Southern Rep, Rising Phoenix, The Lark, Chicago Dramatists and Studio Dante among others. Plays include Deflowering Waldo, Pretty Theft, Food For Fish, Hearts Like Fists, My Base and Scurvy Heart, Herbie, Incendiary, Old Fashioned Cold Fusion, Bee Eater, Clown Bar, Fat Cat Killers, The Why Overhead, Elsewhere, Where You Can’t Follow, A Thing of Beauty, UBU, Mercy, Rare Birds, Violent Bones, Sarah, Good Morning Good Night, and Nerve. He has written articles for Howlround, New York Theatre Magazine and The Brooklyn Rail and has interviewed over 700 playwrights on his blog. He also has a web series called Compulsive Love (NYTVF) and a comic strip called Toys In My House Comics. www.adamszymkowicz.com