Category: Acting
When the Lower East Side Becomes the Whole World
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Monday, November 16, 2015  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
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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...
Am I Loving You or Using You?
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Wednesday, November 11, 2015  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
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The new musical Invisible Thread leaves room for debate --- Looking for a fascinating personality test? Go see the musical Invisible Thread with a group of friends, then ask them to define Jacob's relationship with Griffin. Chances are good that everyone will have a different answer, and you'll have to stand around debating before anyone can go home....
The Play's Moving Fast -- Hold on Tight
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Wednesday, October 28, 2015  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
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How Marin Ireland keeps the pace in Kill Floor --- Welcome to Building Character, TDF Stages' ongoing series on actors and how they create their roles We can't run our hands around them, but plays have shapes. And often, grasping those shapes – understanding why moments progress in a particular order – means grasping the nature of the...
Why Is Prince Harry Speaking in Verse?
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Friday, October 16, 2015  •   Acting  •    1 comment Share This
Fri Oct 16, 2015  •   Acting  •    1 comment Share This
The secrets of the language in Broadway's King Charles III --- Welcome to Building Character, TDF Stages' ongoing look at actors and how they create their roles. If a script is written in verse, then a playwright has essentially built instructions into an actor's lines. Just ask Richard Goulding, who's starring as Prince Harry in King Charles III,...
No Time to Think! You Have to Be Funny Right Now!
By KENNETH JONES
Thursday, October 08, 2015  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
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In Broadway's Sylvia, Robert Sella jumps from character to character --- Welcome to Building Character, TDF Stages' ongoing look at actors and how they create their roles The three main characters of Sylvia, A.R. Gurney's comedy famous for its love triangle of a Manhattan couple and their newly adopted dog, travel in a kind of pack. Trekking...
The German Octopus Speaks a Universal Language
By NICOLE SERRATORE
Tuesday, September 08, 2015  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
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Do we really need to understand the language in a play? --- Actor Fabian Hinrichs is fumbling to pull on an octopus costume. Berlin's Volksbühne Theatre stage is drenched from an indoor rainstorm that just ended. The audience members, who moments before were invited to the stage to splash about in the water, are now returning to their seats,...
Embrace Your Inner Drag Queen
By DIEP TRAN
Monday, August 31, 2015  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Aug 31, 2015  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
The Legend of Georgia McBride delivers a how-to of drag --- The most fabulous presence in The Legend of Georgia McBride isn't the straight man who becomes a drag queen, his pregnant wife, or his drag mother (though all three are pretty awe-inspiring). No, that honor goes to a clothing rack. Usually a tool that's kept backstage, this particular...
A Part Close to His Heart
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, August 21, 2015  •   Acting  •    2 comments Share This
Fri Aug 21, 2015  •   Acting  •    2 comments Share This
How Chris Myers' latest gig merged his professional, political and personal life --- Welcome to Building Character, TDF Stages' ongoing look at actors and how they create their roles. Sometimes an actor seems born to play a role. In the case of Chris Myers, who won a 2014 Obie Award for his performance in An Octoroon, he was also an activist born...
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