This week on the show we sat down with local playwright, director, actor and illustrator Jeff Lewonczyk. Jeff started enthusiastically writing and acting in full-scale plays at an age when most kids still have nap time, and he’s never looked back. Imaginative and prolific with a passion for creating and telling stories, Jeff’s been involved with the creation or production of over 75 different original plays over the years through his own production company Piper McKenzie as well as WIlliamsburg stalwart, The Brick.
Portrait of Jeff Lewonczyk by Craig LaCourt for On the Real. www.craiglacourt.com.
We had a ball chewing the fat with Jeff about the creative mojo of Peter Sellers’ Casino Royale, why Broadway is an anathema but a spectacular flop like Spiderman Turn Off The Dark a revelation, the reason you shouldn’t call off-off Broadway “indie theater” and the ultimately surprising thing that will continue to keep community-based theater here (and elsewhere) both alive and vital.