PLAYWRIGHT ELLIOTT B. BAKER
TALKS ABOUT “THE TOOTH FAIRY'S DAUGHTER”
Q: WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO WRITE THIS MUSICAL?
A.: I have always enjoyed journeys into “what if.” What if there were actually other worlds superimposed on this one. Just a tick off of our reality. Then, what if the fairy kingdom were real, with joys and troubles much like our own. Finally, what if someone from our side could interact with someone from theirs. My first thought was of a tooth fairy’s father who happened to be a king. That character began to tell me his story and before long, music and other stuff began to appear.
Q: WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE PART OR LINE? WHY?
A: My favorite line which makes me smile is when Max responds to Katie when she mentions “Tinker Bell” as an example of the only fairies humans know of. His response is: “You know her?”
Q: WHAT WAS THE MOST DIFFICULT PART IN CREATING THIS WORK?
A: Balancing the real and possible with the fantastic and magical.
Q: WHAT DID YOU TRY TO ACHIEVE WITH THIS MUSICAL?
A: The underlying theme is that when we give in to anger and fear, we forget who we really are and sink a little deeper into the gravity well that is our chosen reality. Forgiveness is the door and the way back. In my imagination, we have brothers and sisters who inhabit a reality right beside our own whose self-appointed task is to maintain our birthright while we dally for a while in forgetfulness. My intention was to show that love is always stronger than fear.
Q: ANYTHING ELSE YOU’D LIKE TO SAY?
A: I have endeavored to create a production that has as much joy on each side of the curtain.