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EDINBURGH 2022: Tom DeTrinis Q&A

EDINBURGH 2022: Tom DeTrinis Q&A

EDINBURGH 2022: Tom DeTrinis Q&A

BWW catches up with Tom Detrinis to chat about bringing I Hate New York to the 2022 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tell us a bit about I Hate New York.

I started working on this show during the pandemic in 2020. I was on a road trip into the Redwood Forest, and I was getting just SO ANGRY at my family, at the gay community, at the world, at my home state - NY, and I decided to just LET IT OUT. A few friends of mine - Byron Lane and Melissa Stephens - had been PUSHING me hard to write all my stories and rants down so it began in the forest and now we are here in SCOTLAND! The show is a lot about who I am, what made me me and what makes me tick. I love telling stories and I love pointing out stupidity. - all of which you will for SURE get in my show.


Why bring it to Edinburgh?

Not enough people talk about their anger and frustrations openly. Not a lot of people like to tell their dirty family secrets. But I just LOVE doing that and I think the Fringe is the perfect spot to let it all out. I also know the Fringe audiences love to laugh and I promise, I will deliver that.


Where else might we know you from?

I directed Tilda Swinton ANSWERS AN AD ON CRAIGSLIST and was with the company at the Fringe both in 2018 and 2019. I was also in 30 Minute Musicals which had a successful run in 2019 as well. And MAYYYYBE some internet videos?!?!


And you are involved in another show this year as well?

YES! I am also in LOTTIE PLATCHETT TOOK A HATCHET by Justin Elizabeth Sayre, Directed by Jessica Hanna. ALSO starring Tom Lenk! It is a CAMP RIOT and is absolutely insane and ridiculous. But definitely, like my show, not for kids! : )


Who would you like to come and see you?

People who love NY, who hate NY, who have never been to NY - I want you to come. Also, all the queers. YAY!

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