Category: Acting
Turning a Reality-TV Obsession Into Experimental Theatre
Thursday, August 02, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Aug 2, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Two Yale School of Drama students deconstruct their love for The Real Housewives --- Andy Cohen, the executive producer of The Real Housewives, recently told Seth Meyers that the Bravo franchise is "an escape from reality." But superfans Michael Breslin and Patrick Foley disagree with that assessment. To these two theatre artists, the Housewives aren't...
How Do You Feel About Antonin Scalia?
Tuesday, July 31, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Jul 31, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
The Originalist wants to challenge your perspective on the late Supreme Court Justice --- Washington, D.C.-based stage actor Edward Gero has tackled a wide range of heavies in his career, from Shakespeare villains to Richard Nixon. But he says he's never felt theatregoers tense up the way they do when he plays famously conservative Supreme Court Justice...
Feeding You More Than Laughs
Friday, July 27, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
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Renée Taylor looks back on her life and her love, Joseph Bologna, in her solo memoir My Life on a Diet --- After more than a half century of working on projects with her husband, actor-writer Joseph Bologna, Renée Taylor didn't let his death stand in the way of their continued collaboration. Although Bologna passed away last summer,...
What's It Like to Star in a Cult Musical?
Thursday, July 26, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Jul 26, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Stephanie Hsu on why her role in Be More Chill is so groundbreaking --- Stephanie Hsu realized something was happening when she started getting tagged in fan art of her Be More Chill character: theatre-obsessed teenager Christine Canigula. She was surprised that young people from all over the world had discovered an obscure musical that only ran for...
Big, Blonde and Beautiful in Her Broadway Debut
Tuesday, July 24, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Jul 24, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
How Bonnie Milligan is breaking body stereotypes in Head Over Heels --- From the very first reading of the Go-Go's musical Head Over Heels in 2014, Bonnie Milligan knew she was perfect for the part of Pamela, a hilariously narcissistic Elizabethan princess. That's probably because the show's original book writer, Avenue Q Tony winner Jeff Whitty,...
How Are Six Performers Playing One Part?
Thursday, July 12, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Jul 12, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Inside the unusual process of making Mary Page Marlowe --- When Susan Pourfar was cast as the title character in Tracy Letts' Mary Page Marlowe, which traces seven decades of an ordinary woman's life, she geared up for the role in an unusual way -- by consulting all the other Mary Page Marlowes. Pourfar is one of six actresses (plus a baby doll) portraying...
Where Do You Fit When You're Black, Queer and HIV Positive?
Thursday, July 05, 2018  •   Acting  •    1 comment Share This
Thu Jul 5, 2018  •   Acting  •    1 comment Share This
Timothy DuWhite's Neptune has its world premiere at the HOT! Festival --- Throughout July, avant-garde hot spot Dixon Place hosts its annual HOT! Festival: The NYC Celebration of Queer Culture. Since 1992, HOT! has pushed the envelope of LGBTQ performance through eclectic programming that embraces a range of titillations, from good old-fashioned show...
Finding Current Comedy in an Old Tragedy
Wednesday, July 04, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Jul 4, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
David Carl uses Shakespeare to skewer politicos in Trump Lear --- Late-night talk-show hosts write fresh bits every day to satirize the state of the union. But solo performer and playwright David Carl decided to poke fun at the current POTUS by going back to a 400-year old script: Shakespeare's King Lear. The result, Trump Lear, is much cleverer than...
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