Category: Building Character
One of America's Most Popular Playwrights Finally Gets a NYC Premiere
By DIANE SNYDER
Friday, November 09, 2018  •   Building Character  •    0 comments Share This
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Lauren Gunderson's Natural Shocks debuts at the WP Theater --- Lauren Gunderson had wanted to write a play about women and guns in America for decades, ever since her activist days in high school and college. But the inciting idea didn't take hold until earlier this year. In what she describes as "a flurry of about a week," she churned out the first...
Reexamining the Life of a Civil Rights Icon
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, January 19, 2018  •   Building Character  •    0 comments Share This
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Obie winner Roslyn Ruff resurrects Malcolm X's wife --- Welcome to Building Character, TDF Stages' ongoing series on actors and how they create their roles Roslyn Ruff is so regal and commanding that she's been cast as the wives of two civil rights icons over the course of her extensive stage career. In 2014, she portrayed Coretta Scott King in the...
He's Playing Another Russian Jew But Not Singing This Time
By DAVID COTE
Tuesday, November 28, 2017  •   Building Character  •    0 comments Share This
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Danny Burstein portrays doomed Soviet author Isaac Babel in Describe the Night --- Welcome to Building Character, TDF Stages' ongoing series on actors and how they create their roles The opening scene of Rajiv Joseph's history-inspired drama Describe the Night takes place in 1920, as the young writer Isaac Babel travels through Soviet-occupied Poland...
Wait, Is the Same Guy Playing All Those Parts?
By HALEY CHOUINARD
Monday, November 20, 2017  •   Building Character  •    0 comments Share This
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How Mark Bedard approaches multiple roles in Pride and Prejudice --- Welcome to Building Character, TDF Stages' ongoing series on actors and how they create their roles When Mark Bedard was cast in Kate Hamill's stage adaptation of Jane Austen's beloved 19th-century novel Pride and Prejudice, he called his father to share the good news. "His response...
He Never Thought He'd Be on Broadway in a Musical
By RAVEN SNOOK
Monday, November 06, 2017  •   Building Character  •    0 comments Share This
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After 25 years in the biz, Andrew Polk makes his Main Stem debut in The Band's Visit --- Welcome to Building Character, TDF Stages' ongoing series on actors and how they create their roles Last season David Yazbek and Itamar Moses's chamber musical The Band's Visit was a breakout hit at Off-Broadway's Atlantic Theater Company. Now the production...
Why She's Addicted to This Role
By SUZY EVANS
Thursday, November 02, 2017  •   Building Character  •    0 comments Share This
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How People, Places & Things changed Denise Gough's life --- Welcome to Building Character, TDF Stages' ongoing series on actors and how they create their roles During her first audition for Duncan Macmillan's People, Places & Things, Denise Gough started crying. She was reading for the role of Emma, an addict and actress, and delivering a...
Can You Root for a Corporate Raider?
By RAVEN SNOOK
Tuesday, October 31, 2017  •   Building Character  •    0 comments Share This
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In Ayad Akhtar's Junk, everyone has heroic moments --- Welcome to Building Character, TDF Stages' ongoing series on actors and how they create their roles If you think of Ayad Akhtar's new drama Junk at Lincoln Center Theater as a Shakespearean history play (one of its inspirations), then Israel "Izzy" Peterman is the one vying for the crown. But...
What's the Scariest Part of Growing Old?
By HALEY CHOUINARD
Thursday, September 21, 2017  •   Building Character  •    0 comments Share This
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Tony winner Deanna Dunagan plays a struggling widow in The Treasurer --- Welcome to Building Character, TDF Stages' ongoing series on actors and how they create their roles Chicago-based actress Deanna Dunagan -- best known to New York audiences for her Tony-winning turn as the drug-addicted matriarch in August: Osage County -- loves to talk on...
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