Robin Williams
Nicholas Cage
Richard Pryor

The great thing a kid gives you is always something a little unexpected happening every minute, so it’s what actors strive for, moment to moment life, and the kid ensures it, that’s what a kid brings to the scene.. Cause he’s not going to do it the same way twice.

My long term goal is to build a theater in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, that hosts: a free Shakespeare festival every year with many of the best actors in Brooklyn and the world, a free, year-round classical film series, it’s own ensemble(s) of actors, writers and directors, including an improv/sketch comedy/clown troupe, and have a small shoppe inside that is a Tea Room/West Indian Roti Shop. BROOKLYN NIGGA!

And I want it to be called The La Grazia, or The Old Grace.

I love fear! I love it. I embrace it. I dance with fear!

What is the importance of RECKLESSNESS as an Artist???

How does recklessness fit into your artistic life, if at all? 

What I mean by that is having no regard for career, a particular piece, or how your work will be received, but just being willing to destroy your work in an effort to make it the best you can. Is there any merit in that approach? What is the alternative? Is there a middle ground? Is that middle ground valuable?

My friend Mandella talk about it a lot.. we’ve experienced growth in the last year or so working together making music, and what I’ve said to him is in retrospect (though he doesn’t agree..) is that when we get into the studio to record, we willfully TRY to destroy, to ruin the piece, in an effort to see just how far we can push things. We do things that we might feel intuitively, or instinctively, but by any sort of logic are self-sabotaging or self-destructive… and it’s not always the right choice, but we at least find it more interesting much of the time.

For me as an artist, at this point, I feel that is the way to go, but I’m curious to hear from other artists what their point of view on this is.