An Interview with Brandon Ogborn About His Play, The TomKat Project - 2013-04-08

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F347.png An Interview with Brandon Ogborn About His Play, The TomKat Project April 8, 2013, Tony Ortega, Underground Bunker

Before Brandon Ogborn's play The TomKat Project blows up even bigger than it already has, we thought we better get to know him a little — before he becomes so famous he won't return our phone calls.

Fortunately for us, Synthia Fagen caught the Chicago production and first clued us in that it was a riot. So we asked her if she would interview Ogborn for the Underground Bunker.

The idea behind The TomKat Project is deceptively simple: Ogborn took all the insane media coverage of Katie Holmes's split with Tom Cruise last summer and constructed from it a parody of our obsessions with celebrity (with Scientology getting a skewering along the way). With a small cast that has actors playing numerous roles each, the play weaves together actual language from media coverage with lines invented by Ogborn. The result is a smash, say critics, and the small production is sold out in Chicago through April, with hopes for bigger things soon.


{{cite news | author = Tony Ortega | title = An Interview with Brandon Ogborn About His Play, The TomKat Project | url = https://tonyortega.org/2013/04/08/an-interview-with-brandon-ogborn-about-his-play-the-tomkat-project/ | work = Underground Bunker | date = April 8, 2013 | accessdate = August 21, 2017 }}