Category: Building Character
Sex and the Single Widow
By SUZY EVANS
Tuesday, August 15, 2017  •   Building Character  •    1 comment Share This
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Why Tony nominee Nancy Opel is so excited about portraying a Curvy Widow --- Welcome to Building Character, TDF Stages' ongoing series on actors and how they create their roles Before preview performances of Curvy Widow, which recently opened at the Westside Theater Off-Broadway, the musical's book writer and real-life inspiration, Bobby Goldman,...
Wait, What Reality Am I In?
By FRANK RIZZO
Wednesday, July 26, 2017  •   Building Character  •    0 comments Share This
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How a pair of actors are tackling a new time-hopping play --- Welcome to Building Character, TDF Stages' ongoing series on actors and how they create their roles How do actors navigate a play in which one character can manipulate time with a remote control, changing the action -- and therefore everyone's reactions -- a smidge, or a lot? Such is the...
How Do You Solve a Problem Like Isabella?
By RAVEN SNOOK
Wednesday, July 05, 2017  •   Building Character  •    1 comment Share This
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A Canadian stage star takes on the Measure for Measure heroine --- Welcome to Building Character, TDF Stages' ongoing series on actors and how they create their roles Call Measure for Measure one of Shakespeare's "problem plays" and you can practically hear Cara Ricketts wince. A regular at Ontario's celebrated Stratford Festival, the actress is...
Dancing at the Forefront of a Movement
By DOUG STRASSLER
Tuesday, June 20, 2017  •   Building Character  •    0 comments Share This
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How one-legged performer Evan Ruggiero is making history --- Welcome to Building Character, TDF Stages' ongoing series on actors and how they create their roles Almost three centuries after its publication, Henry Fielding's 1749 novel exploring "human nature," The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling, continues to inspire. Although its best-known adaptation...
Becoming a Woman With a Scandalous Body
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Wednesday, May 03, 2017  •   Building Character  •    0 comments Share This
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The Hottentot Venus was real, but at the same time, she wasn't. That was the persona created for Sarah (Saartjie) Baartman, a black South African woman who was displayed in British freak shows during the early nineteenth century. She was showcased because of her large buttocks, which white Europeans deemed shocking and exotic, and she eventually achieved...
Her Parents Aren't As Liberal As They Thought
By HALEY CHOUINARD
Wednesday, April 12, 2017  •   Building Character  •    0 comments Share This
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Culture and religion clash in a new play --- Welcome to Building Character, TDF Stages' ongoing series on actors and how they create their roles It's tempting to conflate tolerance with liberalism, but the two don't always go hand in hand. That idea is central to Zayd Dohrn's new play The Profane, currently at Playwrights Horizons. In the show,...
Why Douglas Sills Is Roaring On Stage
By RAVEN SNOOK
Thursday, April 06, 2017  •   Building Character  •    0 comments Share This
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The Tony nominee returns to Broadway in War Paint --- Welcome to Building Character, TDF Stages' ongoing series on actors and how they create their roles How does the old saying go? "Behind every great man there's a great woman." Well invert that for War Paint -- the new Broadway musical about the rivalry between Elizabeth Arden and Helena Rubinstein...
On Broadway, She's Quietly Honoring Her Mother
By RAVEN SNOOK
Wednesday, March 29, 2017  •   Building Character  •    0 comments Share This
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Henny Russell's life informs the politics Oslo --- Welcome to Building Character, TDF Stages' ongoing series on actors and how they create their roles The first play veteran character actress Henny Russell appeared in after her mother died was J. T. Rogers' Oslo, about the back-channel negotiations that led to the momentous 1993 handshake between...
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