A Q&A with Anthony Clark-Kaczmarek, Director of Murder on the Orient Express
It’s opening weekend of Murder on the Orient Express. We sat down with Director Anthony Clark-Kaczmarek to ask him a few questions about the show, his rehearsal process and what audiences can expect from Murder on the Orient Express.
Q. What is Murder on the Orient Express about?
ACK. For us it’s been a search about justice. The definition of justice and where the law and justice collide sometimes. Certainly, it’s about a murder on a train, but for us it’s about that time when a person feels they need to take things into their own hands.
Q. What do you love about this show?
ACK. I love that as the play progresses you get more and more clues to help build the puzzle.
Q. What has been your favorite part of the rehearsal process?
ACK. Working with some of the coolest and most talented people here in Omaha. We really come at this collaboratively and world build together. It’s great when you get to world build with tremendously talented people, like we have in this cast.
Q. How did you get your start directing in theatre?
ACK. My third-grade teacher allowed me to bring an adaptation of A Charlie Brown Christmas to class to put on.
Q. What excites you most about Murder on the Orient Express?
ACK. I’m getting really excited to watch all these really big pieces come together. We have original music, we have this multidimensional and varied set, we have all these different dialects from all over the world. I’m really getting excited for going into tech and seeing this epic show that we have been planning and designing for almost two years come together.
Q. What do you hope audiences will take away?
ACK. I hope they’re surprised, I hope they have a great time, I hope they enjoy the beauty of the language and the set and costumes and I hope they’re surprised.
Q. What should audiences expect from Murder on the Orient Express?
ACK. To always be guessing.