THE MIND BEHIND ‘BUFFY KILLS EDWARD’
INTERVIEW: LAURA WILEY
BY RYAN M. LUÉVANO
Pianist, producer and composer Laura Wiley, the mind behind last year’s fringe festival parody Winter Is Coming brings us a hilarious new crossover parody musical Buffy Kills Edward: A Musical Romp. On the 20th anniversary of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, this new musical answers the question: what would happen if the cast of Buffy and the cast of Twilight collided? After Buffy Kills Edward, who will survive? Will Bella get revenge for her lost love? In this crossover world, anything can happen. Buffy Kills Edward features eleven original songs by Laura Wiley, including “I Guess I Have a Sister Now,” “Everyone Loves a Bad Boy” and “I Wanna Be a Vampire.” In this Tin Pan L.A. exclusive Laura Wiley discusses her inspiration for BKE and what audiences can expect from her latest uproarious musical parody at the 2017 Hollywood Fringe Festival.
What is your background in terms of theater and creating new musicals?
How would you describe Buffy Kills Edward in a nutshell?
How did the idea for this musical come about?
When writing this piece where did you start?
What influenced the music for Buffy Kills Edward?
When did you start writing this musical? How long did it take you to write the show?
What is your favorite moment in the show?
What can audiences expect from Buffy Kills Edward?
Any final thoughts about the show you’d like to share?
TICKETS AND MORE INFORMATION:
Three Clubs, 1123 Vine St. Los Angeles, 90038
June 4th, 9:30pm (preview)
June 22nd, 7:30pmTickets: www.hollywoodfringe.org/projects/4506