Category: Acting
How Do You Play the Loner in a Hectic Family?
Thursday, February 11, 2016  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Feb 11, 2016  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Cassie Beck creates a conflicted woman in Broadway's The Humans --- Keep your eye on the loners. In Stephen Karam's play The Humans, which is now on Broadway at the Helen Hayes Theatre, there's always some kind of commotion on the two-tiered set. Designed by David Zinn, it creates a Chinatown apartment where Brigid Blake, a struggling composer,...
WATCH: What Is Going Up? What Are Asides?
Wednesday, February 10, 2016  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Feb 10, 2016  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
We've got two new videos in our Theatre Dictionary! (You can browse all our videos right here.) --- Check out Going Up, which we made with our friends in The Assembly. --- Then watch Asides, which was made by the Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism students at the Yale School of Drama. (What is dramaturgy, you ask? We've got that covered,...
Jane Austen's Characters: Living, Breathing, Sweating
Thursday, February 04, 2016  •   Acting  •    3 comments Share This
Thu Feb 4, 2016  •   Acting  •    3 comments Share This
Inside Bedlam's lively take on Sense & Sensibility --- The creators and stars of Bedlam's Sense & Sensibility are well aware that Jane Austen fans, a notoriously devoted and opinionated group, are going to bring a very critical eye to their adaptation of her beloved novel. As points of comparison, there are already plenty of other interpretations...
Sometimes I Review Plays, Sometimes I'm In Plays
Friday, January 29, 2016  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Jan 29, 2016  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Why one theatre critic jumps at every opportunity to perform onstage --- It is a truth universally acknowledged that a critic in possession of an ax to grind must be in want of a spotlight. Yes, I'm mangling Jane Austen, but you get the idea: The common perception is that a great many critics are performers manqués. Having failed to cut a swath...
Learning Lines AND a Language
Tuesday, December 08, 2015  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Dec 8, 2015  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
How the cast of The Golden Bride learned to perform in Yiddish --- Glenn Seven Allen was next in line to step into the audition room for the operetta The Golden Bride when he heard something inside that stopped him cold. "It freaked me out!" he says. "I never do this, but I called my agent and asked if he could buy me some extra time. He got me an...
Old Friends, New Stage Tricks
Thursday, December 03, 2015  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Dec 3, 2015  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Broadway vet Jackie Hoffman and John "Lypsinka" Epperson reunite in Once Upon a Mattress --- As spunky Princess Winnifred in the Transport Group's Off-Broadway revival of Once Upon a Mattress at the Abrons Arts Center, Jackie Hoffman is marking a few firsts. After two-plus decades as a scene-stealing second banana on Broadway and Off (and off-Off),...
Ties That Bind Onstage and Off
Tuesday, November 24, 2015  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Nov 24, 2015  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Actor Bill Heck returns to the Signature Theatre Company in his darkest role yet --- Welcome to Building Character, TDF Stages' ongoing series on actors and how they create their roles If Night is a Room hadn’t been a kind of family affair, Bill Heck might not have signed on. The actor had recently finished a yearlong stint in the Broadway...
When the Lower East Side Becomes the Whole World
Monday, November 16, 2015  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Nov 16, 2015  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
In her new solo show, Nilaja Sun creates a universal neighborhood --- Think of it like the iris in a camera or your eye, slowly opening to reveal more and more of the world. In her one-woman play Pike St., writer-performer Nilaja Sun begins with a hyper-focused story that's deeply rooted in Manhattan's Lower East Side. Then, as she embodies more and...
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