Tell me about the play you are working on for Emerging Artists Theatre. What do you love most about this play?
I’m currently working on Sex Work, Sex Play by Caytha Jentis! Something I really love about this play is how it tries to humanize sex work for both those who do it for a living, and for those who utilize it as a service.
Can you tell us a little about your artistic process or background? How is that process being realized in your work on this play?
One of my favorite parts of any process is finally being in a room together with everyone and throwing all of our choices at the wall, and seeing what sticks. It’s especially fun in comedy because you get to come in and crack jokes all day with your friends. What’s more fun than that?
What do you love most about the role you are playing? What is the most challenging aspect of the work for you?
So I play Jay/JRod in Sex Work/Sex Play and I adore how much Jay wants to help people. Whether it’s through personal training or through private Only Fans sessions, Jay earnestly wants to help make someone’s day better no matter what they need.
I’d say the most challenging part is engaging and living in the heightened sexuality of this show. Sex work is often very performative as it is, and to take something already larger than life and then portray it through comedy? It requires some very big choices, and it can be a little intimidating to jump into them sometimes.
Is there anything important or meaningful about this piece to you?
Again, I’d say it’s very meaningful how this play attempts to humanize sex work. Meaning, that the people who do sex work for a living are not monsters or some otherworldly sexual beings. Sometimes, they’re students trying to pay their loans or buy groceries for the week. The same thing goes for the people who are engaging with sex work as a service. They’re not perverted freaks or sexual deviants. Sometimes, they’re a mom who’s been unable to connect to her own sexuality for a long time and needs help finding that connection again.
Christopher Trindade (Jay/JRod, Uber Delivery Guy) is from Medway, MA. He got his BFA from Adelphi University and was recently in the 2022 Disney Television Discovers Talent Showcase with ABC casting. He is a mainstay in the New York company of Drunk Shakespeare as MacBeth. Other recent credits include: David (God Friended Me/CBS), Gene Fini (Pompo The Cinephile/GKIDS), and Gavin Reed (Detroit Evolution/Octopunk Media).