Category: Acting
Confessions of a Stage Mother
By SANDY MACDONALD
Thursday, April 21, 2016  •   Acting  •    1 comment Share This
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A theatre lover recalls her years as a real-life Mama Rose --- Rationally, I know I shouldn't be embarrassed, but there's a certain aspect of my past I don't often share with casual acquaintances: I was a stage mother -- the all-in, besotted kind. Stephen Sondheim, via Mama Rose, placed quite a burden on those of us who happen to enjoy providing...
He Finds the Sparkling Wit in a Comedy of Manners
By RAVEN SNOOK
Tuesday, April 19, 2016  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
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Venerable character actor Henry Stram returns to his classical roots in The School for Scandal --- Welcome to Building Character, TDF Stages' ongoing series on actors and how they create their roles Since he trained at the Juilliard School of Drama and got his professional start in John Houseman's lauded The Acting Company in the '70s, it makes sense...
Attention Typecasters! She Doesn't HAVE to Play a Hooker.
By DIEP TRAN
Friday, April 15, 2016  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
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With her new solo show, Heather Litteer takes on Hollywood typecasting --- Heather Litteer's one-woman show Lemonade begins with the following lines: "I'm not a hooker, but I play one on TV. I'm a hooker , a hustler, a coke dealer too." She's not being facetious. Her IMDb profile includes character names such as Bored Hooker #1, Sandra/Hooker, and,...
A Hunk with a Sense of Humor
By RAVEN SNOOK
Wednesday, April 06, 2016  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
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Drew Moerlein's physique and funny bone led to his Broadway debut in American Psycho --- Welcome to Building Character, TDF Stages' ongoing series on actors and how they create their roles Like many of the ridiculously ripped men in the new Broadway musical American Psycho, Drew Moerlein is shirtless in the opening number. Yet there was a time when...
When Do the Villagers in 'The Crucible' Become a Hysterical Mob?
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Tuesday, April 05, 2016  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
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A star of the Broadway revival explains where the persecution begins --- The actor Jason Butler Harner naturally had preconceptions about The Crucible. After all, Arthur Miller's play about the Salem Witch Trials -- which is back on Broadway at the Walter Kerr -- is one of the mostly widely produced, taught, and referenced dramas in the United States....
WATCH: Meet Ma-Yi Theater Company
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Monday, April 04, 2016  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Apr 4, 2016  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Meet Ma-Yi Theater Company, where Asian-American writers tell every kind of story. This film features artistic director Ralph B. Pena, as well as Jorge Z. Ortoll, A. Rey Pamatmat, Ching Valdes-Aran, and Etan Merrick. This film was produced and directed by Mark Blankenship, TDF's Associate Director of Online Presence. It was shot and edited by Nicholas...
He's the Bawdiest Cleopatra of the Century
By MARTHA WADE STEKETEE
Wednesday, March 30, 2016  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
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Charles Busch brings her to life with drag, jokes, and old movies --- Last year, Charles Busch considered walking away from playwriting. Fortunately for fans of the writer, performer, director, and drag legend, the impulse didn't stick. Just before the onset of rehearsals for Cleopatra, his latest creation, he says, "I was retired from the stage...
Hearing the Jazz in Tarell Alvin McCraney's Plays
By SUZY EVANS
Thursday, March 24, 2016  •   Acting  •    1 comment Share This
Thu Mar 24, 2016  •   Acting  •    1 comment Share This
How Francois Battiste connects to his role in Head of Passes --- The first time Francois Battiste saw Tarell Alvin McCraney, the playwright was dancing by himself in the middle of a lawn at Oxford University. It was 2005 and Battiste was studying abroad through his acting training at Juilliard, and McCraney was there as part of his program at Yale....
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