Category: Building Character
How Do You Play the Loner in a Hectic Family?
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Thursday, February 11, 2016  •   Building Character  •    0 comments Share This
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Cassie Beck creates a conflicted woman in Broadway's The Humans --- Keep your eye on the loners. In Stephen Karam's play The Humans, which is now on Broadway at the Helen Hayes Theatre, there's always some kind of commotion on the two-tiered set. Designed by David Zinn, it creates a Chinatown apartment where Brigid Blake, a struggling composer,...
At Long Last, She's Back on Broadway
By RAVEN SNOOK
Monday, January 11, 2016  •   Building Character  •    0 comments Share This
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After a decade away, Alix Korey returns to New York in Fiddler on the Roof --- Welcome to Building Character, TDF Stages' ongoing series on actors and how they create their roles Broadway belter and comic character actress Alix Korey (pictured above, on the right) has always possessed an admirable sense of humor about the ups and downs of her life...
What Kind of Man Will Harpo Become?
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Friday, December 04, 2015  •   Building Character  •    0 comments Share This
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In The Color Purple, Kyle Scatliffe rides a delicate line Caution: The last half of this story contains mild spoilers about The Color Purple. --- "He's a very gentle person, but when a gentle person is left with someone that's tyrannical for over 10 years, what happens to them?" Kyle Scatliffe (pictured above) has been asking himself this question...
Ties That Bind Onstage and Off
By RAVEN SNOOK
Tuesday, November 24, 2015  •   Building Character  •    0 comments Share This
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Actor Bill Heck returns to the Signature Theatre Company in his darkest role yet --- Welcome to Building Character, TDF Stages' ongoing series on actors and how they create their roles If Night is a Room hadn’t been a kind of family affair, Bill Heck might not have signed on. The actor had recently finished a yearlong stint in the Broadway...
The Play's Moving Fast -- Hold on Tight
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Wednesday, October 28, 2015  •   Building Character  •    0 comments Share This
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How Marin Ireland keeps the pace in Kill Floor --- Welcome to Building Character, TDF Stages' ongoing series on actors and how they create their roles We can't run our hands around them, but plays have shapes. And often, grasping those shapes – understanding why moments progress in a particular order – means grasping the nature of the...
In Broadway's 'On Your Feet,' She's Much More Than a Mom
By RAVEN SNOOK
Monday, October 19, 2015  •   Building Character  •    2 comments Share This
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Andréa Burns plays a multifaceted woman who just happens to be Gloria Estefan's mother --- Welcome to Building Character, TDF Stages' ongoing look at actors and how they create their roles. While the splashy Broadway bio-musical On Your Feet! chronicles the specific rise of multi Grammy Award-winning Miami music makers Emilio and Gloria Estefan,...
Why Is Prince Harry Speaking in Verse?
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Friday, October 16, 2015  •   Building Character  •    1 comment Share This
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The secrets of the language in Broadway's King Charles III --- Welcome to Building Character, TDF Stages' ongoing look at actors and how they create their roles. If a script is written in verse, then a playwright has essentially built instructions into an actor's lines. Just ask Richard Goulding, who's starring as Prince Harry in King Charles III,...
No Time to Think! You Have to Be Funny Right Now!
By KENNETH JONES
Thursday, October 08, 2015  •   Building Character  •    0 comments Share This
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In Broadway's Sylvia, Robert Sella jumps from character to character --- Welcome to Building Character, TDF Stages' ongoing look at actors and how they create their roles The three main characters of Sylvia, A.R. Gurney's comedy famous for its love triangle of a Manhattan couple and their newly adopted dog, travel in a kind of pack. Trekking...
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