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Playing a Dog and Hen (Who Fall in Love)
By FRANK RIZZO
Tuesday, March 07, 2017  •   Building Character  •    0 comments Share This
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The actors behind the animals in The Moors --- Welcome to Building Character, our ongoing look at actors and how they create their roles. How do you play a massive mastiff – one with a tender heart, cosmic curiosity, and killer instincts? Or how about a dubious moorhen who, despite her typical caution in life, has fallen for someone outside...
Why Has He Played the Same Role for 20 Years?
By RAVEN SNOOK
Wednesday, January 18, 2017  •   Building Character  •    1 comment Share This
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Anthony Chisholm never tires of August Wilson's Jitney Welcome to Building Character, TDF Stages' ongoing series on actors and how they create their roles --- After 50 years in the theatre, Anthony Chisholm has naturally played a wide variety of roles, but there's one that he just keeps returning to: Fielding, a mischievous, alcoholic car service...
This Quiet Woman Changes a Broadway Play
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Thursday, January 12, 2017  •   Building Character  •    0 comments Share This
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Inside a crucial character in The Present --- Welcome to Building Character, our ongoing look at actors and how they create their roles. The Present is full of big talkers, so at first, we might overlook Sophia. Quiet and observant, she slips around the corners of the play, which Andrew Upton has adapted from an early Chekhov drama. She mostly just...
How to Be a Dad in the 'Bronx'
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Monday, November 21, 2016  •   Building Character  •    0 comments Share This
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Richard H. Blake gets personal in the musical A Bronx Tale --- Welcome to Building Character, our ongoing look at actors and how they create their roles. For all the things it's about – New York City in the 1960s, the ups and downs of Italian-Americans, the ways a neighborhood can shape your identity – A Bronx Tale is especially about...
The Way He Walks Says Everything
By RAVEN SNOOK
Wednesday, November 02, 2016  •   Building Character  •    0 comments Share This
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Khris Davis' gut-wrenching physical transformation gets at the heart of Lynn Nottage's new play Sweat --- Welcome to Building Character, TDF Stages' ongoing series on actors and how they create their roles When Khris Davis read Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage's Sweat, which opens this week at the Public Theater, he immediately felt...
How Do You Adjust to a New Family?
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, August 05, 2016  •   Building Character  •    1 comment Share This
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Original Curious Incident cast member Enid Graham reflects on her two-year journey --- Welcome to Building Character, our ongoing look at actors and how they create their roles When The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time closes on September 4, Enid Graham will have played the part of Judy about 800 times -- and that's not even including...
Can You Find Yourself While You're Playing a Cat?
By LAUREN KAY
Monday, August 01, 2016  •   Building Character  •    0 comments Share This
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In the Broadway revival of Cats, Tyler Hanes has a surprising revelation --- Welcome to Building Character, our ongoing look at actors and how they create their roles It takes a special kind of performer to star in Cats, the musical about a group of junkyard felines angling for a chance to be reincarnated in the so-called "Heaviside Layer." For...
Same Role, Same Actor... New Performance
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Monday, June 06, 2016  •   Building Character  •    1 comment Share This
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Tony Award-Winner Ruthie Ann Miles changes it up for The King and I --- Welcome to Building Character, our ongoing look at actors and how they create their roles Ruthie Ann Miles has been playing the same character in The King and I for 15 months, but she hasn't been giving the same performance. It's not possible. Because even though her lines...
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