Category: Acting
Increasing Opportunities for Actors with Disabilities, Including Himself
By NICOLE SERRATORE
Friday, June 15, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
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Gregg Mozgala stars in Teenage Dick --- Two years ago, when I first interviewed Gregg Mozgala, a performer with cerebral palsy, he said he was typically called in to audition just a few times annually. But he noted an encouraging milestone: 2016 was the first year that he had been acting professionally when he had two auditions in one week. However,...
Creating the Writing on the Wall, Literally
By DIEP TRAN
Wednesday, June 13, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
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How This Is Modern Art brings graffiti culture to the stage --- Graffiti and theatre make uneasy bedfellows. Case in point: When Jessica Burr, the artistic director of experimental physical theatre company Blessed Unrest, decided to mount This Is Modern Art at Next Door at New York Theatre Workshop, the venue gave her one rule: no spray painting....
Autism and Other Disabilities Don't Stop These Actors
By JONATHAN MANDELL
Tuesday, May 29, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
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Meet EPIC Players, a "neuro-inclusive" theatre company mounting The Tempest --- "Oh brave new world that has such people in't," declares Miranda toward the end of The Tempest. For the EPIC Players, who are performing the Shakespeare classic at the Flea Theater, that line has a special resonance. Of the 20 cast members, 16 have developmental disabilities,...
When a Role Hits Incredibly Close to Home
By FRANK RIZZO
Thursday, May 24, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Thu May 24, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
How J. Smith-Cameron drew on personal experience for her part in Peace for Mary Frances --- In the New Group's intense world-premiere drama Peace for Mary Frances, Obie winner J. Smith-Cameron portrays Alice, a middle-aged mom tending to the family's dying 90-year-old matriarch (Lois Smith). It's a role Smith-Cameron recently played off-stage,...
What Happens When You Can Go Home Again?
By BRIAN SCOTT LIPTON
Tuesday, May 22, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Tue May 22, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Hill Harper channels a dissatisfied deejay in Our Lady of 121st Street --- Although the priest taking Rooftop's long-overdue, long-winded and profanity-peppered confession in Our Lady of 121st Street eventually cuts him off, Hill Harper can't get enough of the character's street poetry. The actor was in Vancouver shooting his TV series The Good Doctor...
Why Are These Grown Women Acting Like Teens?
By RAVEN SNOOK
Thursday, May 10, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
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Off-Broadway vet Lucy Taylor unleashes her inner 13 year old in Dance Nation --- In Clare Barron's new show Dance Nation at Playwrights Horizons, age isn't a number, it's a state of mind. The quirky one-act explores the camaraderie and competition among the female members of an adolescent dance troupe. Though they're on the cusp of puberty, they're...
His Second Rhyme Around
By LINDA BUCHWALD
Wednesday, May 09, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Wed May 9, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Why Adam Green is so gung ho about his latest David Ives' show --- Even though he's playing a servant in The Metromaniacs, Adam Green is a master at speaking in rhyme, and he has Tony-nominated dramatist David Ives to thank for that. Produced by Red Bull Theater and currently running at the Duke on 42nd Street, The Metromaniacs is Ives' fourth so-called...
This Grandma's Probably Way Cooler Than Yours
By SANDY MACDONALD
Tuesday, May 08, 2018  •   Acting  •    1 comment Share This
Tue May 8, 2018  •   Acting  •    1 comment Share This
Luba Mason shatters ageist notions in the musical Unexpected Joy --- The amazingly youthful-looking Luba Mason isn't a grandmother in real life, but she doesn't mind playing one onstage -- so long as the character's not a stereotype. That's why she's embracing her role as Joy, a sexually fluid hippie at the center of Unexpected Joy at the York Theatre...
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