GenerationQ Interview iOTA! – By Antony, GenerationQ Theatre Reviewer

GQ: What have you been getting out of it so far? What has your experience been like?

iOTA: Ah… it’s been a real head fuck and it’s been a real trip. its kind of unbelieveable. I just never thought… it’s hard to explain. It’s something I always wanted to do but just never knew how that was going to happen and now its just sort of fallen in my lap and I had a feeling that I’d be able to do it but wasn’t sure. It seems like I was right and it’s just awesome I mean I’m living in an apartment next to the theatre. Sleep all day, do the show. Have beers and a joint at night and that’s my life… and i get fuckin paid for it. It’s wild! I’m just having the best time. I just can’t wait to see what happens next.

GQ: You obviously knew the show before-hand and had seen the movie etc. Did you feel like you had big shoes to fill?

iOTA: Yeah! Fuck yeah! Huge responsibility. Like if I went to see Hedwig and the Angry Inch I’d be a bit concerned. Just hoping that it’s going to be good. I thought I’d be able to do it and do a good job of it. But it took a while. I did a bit of acting coaching, the director [Craig Ilott] and Blazey [Best, co-star] is always suggesting stuff and helping me out.