Category: Acting
What's It Like to Star in a Cult Musical?
Thursday, July 26, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
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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
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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...
How Do You Act When You Don't Know How the Audience Will React?
Friday, June 29, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
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MaYaa Boateng talks about the challenges of her role in Fairview --- Jackie Sibblies Drury's Fairview starts out like a naturalistic family dramedy, as a well-to-do African-American woman named Beverly (Heather Alicia Simms) prepares to host a birthday party for her mother. As her kin arrive, including her teenage daughter Keisha portrayed by MaYaa...
Increasing Opportunities for Actors with Disabilities, Including Himself
Friday, June 15, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
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Gregg Mozgala stars in Teenage Dick --- Two years ago, when I first interviewed Gregg Mozgala, a performer with cerebral palsy, he said he was typically called in to audition just a few times annually. But he noted an encouraging milestone: 2016 was the first year that he had been acting professionally when he had two auditions in one week. However,...
Creating the Writing on the Wall, Literally
Wednesday, June 13, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
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How This Is Modern Art brings graffiti culture to the stage --- Graffiti and theatre make uneasy bedfellows. Case in point: When Jessica Burr, the artistic director of experimental physical theatre company Blessed Unrest, decided to mount This Is Modern Art at Next Door at New York Theatre Workshop, the venue gave her one rule: no spray painting....
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