Category: Acting
How Enslaved Women Helped Give Birth to Modern-Day Gynecology
Thursday, January 17, 2019  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Jan 17, 2019  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
A new play examines the complicated legacy of Dr. J. Marion Sims --- Naomi Lorrain always hears groans from the audience when her character, Philomena, undergoes a gynecological examination in Behind the Sheet, a new drama at Ensemble Studio Theatre. "I can hear them exhale and go 'ugh' -- especially a lot of the women," she says. "They cross their...
Never Show Vulnerability, Except When Singing
Thursday, January 10, 2019  •   Acting  •    2 comments Share This
Thu Jan 10, 2019  •   Acting  •    2 comments Share This
Caleb Eberhardt makes a tuneful Broadway debut in Choir Boy --- Six years after its acclaimed Off-Broadway run at Manhattan Theatre Club, Tarrell Alvin McCraney's music-infused Choir Boy brings its light to Broadway. Set at an all-African-American prep school for boys, the play examines the spectrum of black masculinity as a fabulous gay student and...
Why Smashing the Patriarchy Is So Exhausting
Monday, January 07, 2019  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Jan 7, 2019  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Marin Ireland is all fired up in Abby Rosebrock's Blue Ridge --- In 2015, Abby Rosebrock's mentor said he was worried about her due to "all this plasma hot rage" in the new play she was writing. Her initial reaction was dismissive. He's a man, she thought. He should appreciate what I'm doing and learn from it. But his assessment of her frame of mind...
The Accidental Musical Theatre Heartthrob
Friday, December 28, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Dec 28, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Dave Thomas Brown on starring in Clueless the Musical --- Growing up, Dave Thomas Brown didn't dream of becoming a musical theatre star. Oh, he definitely wanted to be on stage, but he studied drama in both high school and college at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. When he arrived in New York, he joined the Flea Theater's acting...
Why This Play Has a New Star Every Night
Wednesday, December 19, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Dec 19, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
The singular structure of Nassim Soleimanpour's new play  --- At every performance of Barrow Street Theatricals' Nassim by Nassim Soleimanpour, a new guest star performs the script unrehearsed, embarking on a journey into the unknown guided only by instinct and instructions from the author. For both the actor and the audience, surprise is key,...
A Lynn Nottage Play That Makes You Laugh
Tuesday, December 18, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Dec 18, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Cherise Boothe on starring in the comedy Fabulation at Signature Theatre --- The first time actress Cherise Boothe appeared in a Lynn Nottage play, it was Ruined, about brutalized women in civil-war-torn Congo. Almost a decade later, she's starring in another Nottage work, but Fabulation, or the Re-Education of Undine is more hilarious than harrowing....
Can a Septuagenarian and a Tween Get Along?
Thursday, December 13, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Dec 13, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Veteran character actor Richard Masur on the intergenerational bonding in The Net Will Appear Initially, Richard Masur thought bringing The Net Will Appear to 59E59 Theaters would be a breeze. After all, he had starred in the world premiere of Erin Mallon's two-hander about the unlikely friendship between an elderly curmudgeon and a spunky 9-year-old...
Getting a New Identity for Christmas
Monday, December 10, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Dec 10, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Heather Raffo on writing and starring in the Iraqi immigrant tale Noura at Playwrights Horizons --- Heather Raffo says she grew up as a "sheltered Michigan girl -- a really nice, open, conservative" and blonde American who spoke English with a flat Midwestern accent. Then, at age 20, the Gulf War changed her identity. She became an Iraqi-American...
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