AOTC: Please introduce yourself!

 

Kacey: Hi! I'm Kacey Spadafora. I play Father Flynn in Doubt. I also did the sound design and the set design.

 

AOTC: What is your favorite character moment in Doubt?

 

Kacey: I love telling Sister Aloysious that the idea I had during the tea scene for a sermon is "intolerance" while slowly going to sip some tea. It's the one moment I feel I'm allowed to just have fun with the character without baggage.

 

 

AOTC: What was the funniest moment in rehearsal for Doubt?

 

Kacey: We actually had too many to count to name a specific one. With a show as heavy as this one, the banter in the rehearsal room tends to be a nice escape from the text.

 

 

AOTC: What was your "Ah-Ha!" moment for Doubt? When did you click with your character as an actor?

 

Kacey: The night before we had a company preview, we just never were able to find the temperature for the final confrontation scene so we ran it over and over a few times and on one go-through, it all just seemed to click.

 

 

AOTC: What is your character's relationship to truth? How do they find it? What is their source for truth?

 

Kacey: Father Flynn finds his truth in compassion and in idealism. The hard facts of what happen don't matter to him, it's moving forward and intent that drives him.

 

AOTC: What is your personal relationship to truth? How do you find it? What is your source for truth?

 

Kacey: I think I have a similar outlook as Father Flynn in that regard, as I believe that humanity and compassion are the ultimate truths. There are facts, of course. And facts are important. But truth comes from within and can be formed by your deeds and words.

 

AOTC: What is your favorite quote from Doubt?

 

MRS. MULLER: Some things aren't black and white! SISTER ALOYSIUS: And sometimes they are!

 

AOTC: What is your favorite character moment in Doubt?

 

Kim: I love it when Sister James stands up to Sister Aloyisus by owning her love of frosty the snowman and teaching. That takes a lot of courage.

 

AOTC: What was your "Ah-Ha!" moment for Doubt? When did you click with your character as an actor?

 

Kim: When I stopped using a Boston dialect.

 

 

AOTC: What is your character's relationship to truth? How do they find it? What is their source for truth?

 

Kim: Sister Aloysius trusts her experience and she interprets the world according to that experience. I think this is true of all of us; our lives shape us. We encounter terrifying challenges--like the death of a husband or disappointment in ourselves--and in order to continue to live, we write a story in which those experiences make sense. The harder those experiences have been, the tighter we grip our story.

 

 

AOTC: What is your favorite quote from Doubt?

Life is perhaps longer than you think and the dictates of the soul more numerous.

AOTC: Please introduce yourself!

 

Taylor: Hi, I'm Taylor! I directed Doubt and am also the co-artistic director of An Other Theater Company.

 

AOTC: What was the funniest moment in rehearsal for Doubt?

 

Taylor: I honestly don't remember exactly how it happened, I think we were doing some kind of exercise to find the comedy in an otherwise dramatic opening scene, but at one point Kim, as Sister Aloysius, jumped on her desk while lecturing Sister James.

 

 

AOTC: What was your "Ah-Ha!" Moment for Doubt? When did the script come to life for you as a director?

 

Taylor: I've honestly had so many. I first read the script in high school when the play was still brand new, and from that moment to even now as I watch performances with audiences, it is still constantly revealing new things to me. I can't point to one "Ah-Ha!" moment, because every time I examine it or talk about it with someone, I discover something new that reshapes my perspective on the play.

 

 

AOTC: What is your personal relationship to truth? How do you find it? What is your source for truth?

 

Taylor: The truth is something that I think is absolutely always worth pursuing and respecting. However, the truth is a hard to pin down concept. Facts exist, but truth is often more complex. Because of this, I think it is important that even if we think we know the truth to always be open to the idea that we may be proven wrong with more information.

 

 

AOTC: What is your favorite quote from Doubt?

 

"Are we people? Am I a person, flesh and blood, like you? Or are we just ideas and convictions?"