Category: Acting
It's the Funniest King Lear of the Season!
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
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...
What Are Your Co-Workers Not Telling You?
By RAVEN SNOOK
Wednesday, June 10, 2015  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Jun 10, 2015  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
In real life and in their work, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins and Evan Cabnet explore the boundaries of collaboration -- It's challenging to write about the Vineyard Theatre's new pitch-black comedy Gloria without giving too much away. Like all of rising playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' shows -- including Appropriate and An Octoroon, which together...
This Play Is So Realistic, It Must Be Fake
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Monday, June 08, 2015  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Jun 8, 2015  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
The secret structure of The Flick --- The Flick is not, in fact, a documentary. Granted, Annie Baker's play – which won last year's Pulitzer Prize and is now at the Barrow Street Theatre after an earlier run at Playwrights Horizons – certainly seems like a slice of life. As three employees of a Massachusetts movie theatre go about their...
You Can March With Theatre History's Greatest Women
By MAHAYANA LANDOWNE
Thursday, June 04, 2015  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Jun 4, 2015  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
If you're planning to be in the Theatre District next Tuesday evening, June 9, don't be surprised if you see Katharine Cornell, Mary Pickford, or Dorothy Parker sashay by. Those creative heroines and many more historic ladies will be portrayed by current artists and members of the League of Professional Theatre Women (LPTW) in the org's third annual...
Over 55 and Finally in the Spotlight
By RAVEN SNOOK
Wednesday, June 03, 2015  •   Acting  •    3 comments Share This
Wed Jun 3, 2015  •   Acting  •    3 comments Share This
Sixteen performers, all over the age of 55, share the songs and stories of their generation --- When Vy Higginsen and Ken Wydro set out to find mature performers for their uplifting show Alive! 55+ and Kickin', now at Harlem's Dempsey Theatre, they weren't just looking for solid singers. They wanted compelling stories, too. The two-act revue features...
Being James Cagney (Without Imitating Him)
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Thursday, May 28, 2015  •   Acting  •    1 comment Share This
Thu May 28, 2015  •   Acting  •    1 comment Share This
How Robert Creighton brings the film legend to the stage --- Welcome to Building Character, our ongoing look at performers and how they create their roles Actors playing real people always face a fascinating conundrum: What's the connection between impersonating someone and inhabiting them? In other words, do you have to master a person's voice and...
Is That Really You Up There?
By RAVEN SNOOK
Wednesday, May 13, 2015  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
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In her new solo show, performer and playwright Dael Orlandersmith plays a version of herself. --- Audiences frequently confuse Dael Orlandersmith with the characters she writes and performs. Originally solely an actress, the New York City native began penning her own plays in the mid-90s such as Monster, The Gimmick and Pulitzer Prize finalist...
The Trouble with Violence
By QUI NGUYEN
Thursday, May 07, 2015  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Thu May 7, 2015  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
In our brand-new series, Behind the Scene, playwright Qui Nguyen shares the challenges of mounting his latest show, Six Rounds of Vengeance --- When we decided to launch Behind the Scene --- an examination of the creation of a difficult sequence as told by the playwright --- we immediately reached out to Qui Nguyen. As cofounder of the Obie Award-winning...
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