Category: Acting
How Many People Must a Black Man Be?
Thursday, July 30, 2015  •   Acting  •    1 comment Share This
Thu Jul 30, 2015  •   Acting  •    1 comment Share This
A playwright confronts how the race of the people around us changes how we behave --- There is only one person onstage throughout Howard L. Craft's Freight: The Five Incarnations of Abel Green. But if you look and listen closely, you might perceive quite a few more. Centered on an African-American man who exists in five different versions, or incarnations,...
A New Way of Searching for a Missing Boy
Monday, July 27, 2015  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Jul 27, 2015  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
James Lecesne brings his novel about a missing teen to the stage --- When James Lecesne published his young adult novel Absolute Brightness in 2008, the world was a very different place. The story of a missing gay teenager, the book was almost eerily prescient in its depiction of teen bullying and the many forms it can take. And with bullying-related...
Where Did They Find That Vicious Little Girl?
Thursday, July 16, 2015  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Jul 16, 2015  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Inside the casting for Ruthless! The Musical --- When Joel Paley and Marvin Laird, creators of Ruthless! The Musical, cast the show's original Off-Broadway production in 1992, they were keenly aware of a make-or-break factor. As Paley says, "We had to find a kid that was so talented it was scary." For the campy spoof to truly work, it's...
Creating a Crucial Moment in Awake and Sing!
Tuesday, July 14, 2015  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
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How Jon Norman Schneider shapes his performance in the classic Odets play --- Welcome to Building Character, our ongoing look at performers and how they create their roles Like so many Clifford Odets plays, Awake and Sing! is bursting with passionate speeches – blasts of language that help his working-class characters realize who they are....
This is the Place Where Your Feelings Are Safe
Wednesday, July 08, 2015  •   Acting  •    1 comment Share This
Wed Jul 8, 2015  •   Acting  •    1 comment Share This
Why Dale Soules understands her character in Shows for Days  --- There's a moment in Shows For Days, now playing at Lincoln Center Theater, when a character named Sid annihilates her pride. To save her theatre company, she must ask for help from the woman who broke her heart. And even though Douglas Carter Beane's autobiographical...
I See Myself in His Performance
Wednesday, July 01, 2015  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Jul 1, 2015  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Gideon Glick's role in Significant Other makes me relate to him more than ever --- I've been admiring Gideon Glick on stage for years -- eight to be exact. I first saw him on Broadway in the show that brought him to NYC, Spring Awakening, in which he played a shy teenager struggling with his sexual identity. I especially loved him in Samuel...
Feeling Like the Middle Child, but Acting Like the Youngest
Thursday, June 25, 2015  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Jun 25, 2015  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Heather Lind intimately understands the sibling dynamics in Of Good Stock --- Heather Lind knows a thing or two about the three-sister dynamic. However, unlike her free-spirited character Celia in Melissa Ross's Of Good Stock – who is the whimsical youngest sibling to needy middle child Amy (Alicia Silverstone) and motherly eldest Jess...
It's the Funniest King Lear of the Season!
Friday, June 12, 2015  •   Acting  •    1 comment Share This
Fri Jun 12, 2015  •   Acting  •    1 comment Share This
Why My Perfect Mind injects comedy into tragedy --- It's one of the most startling Shakespearean moments in recent memory: Standing in the middle of Theater A at 59E59, celebrated British actor Edward Petherbridge delivers a heart-rending version of King Lear's mad scene, when the monarch rails helplessly against nature as he's pounded by wind and...
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