Fringe NYC, Part 1: An Interrogation Primer – The Script Reporter Bonus Audio Podcast

Admin August 20, 2012 0

Sean Bolger in An Interrogation Primer

The Script Reporter headed east to experience the fun and excitement of the Fringe NYC festival – 187 plays in 16 days across more than 20 venues in New York City. Host Joshua Stecker took in seven plays over the three days he was there and discovered two that piqued his interest – An Interrogation Primer, written by Mike Nowacki and adapted for the stage by Eric Ziegenhagen, who also directed; and, written and created by Wesley Fruge’.

The first in the Fringe NYC podcasts is with the creative team behind An Interrogation Primer.

An Interrogation Primer is described as “intense, intimate Chicago-style theater… with this one-actor show adapted verbatim from the writings of a former U.S. military interrogator.” Actor Sean Bolger gives a tour-de-force performance as a military interrogator during the Iraq War, and guides the audience through the tactics and mentality behind military interrogations. The script is taken verbatim from the essay of Mike Nowacki, a former military interrogator and current Chicago police officer.

Joshua interviewed the director, Eric Ziegenhagen, and actor, Sean Bolger, about the journey this one-man show took, from a simple staged reading in a small theatre in Chicago, to mounting a full production, to bringing it to Fringe NYC.

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Special thanks to La Lanterna di Vittorio ( for letting us use their restaurant for this interview.