Category: Building Character
A Part Close to His Heart
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, August 21, 2015  •   Building Character  •    2 comments Share This
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How Chris Myers' latest gig merged his professional, political and personal life --- Welcome to Building Character, TDF Stages' ongoing look at actors and how they create their roles. Sometimes an actor seems born to play a role. In the case of Chris Myers, who won a 2014 Obie Award for his performance in An Octoroon, he was also an activist born...
She Sacrificed All for the Theatre, and It Worked Out
By RAVEN SNOOK
Tuesday, July 21, 2015  •   Building Character  •    0 comments Share This
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Why Geneva Carr devoted the last four years of her life to Hand to God --- Welcome to Building Character, our ongoing look at performers and how they create their roles Geneva Carr has a knack for being in the right place at the right time, and she also trusts her gut. That winning combination inspired her to famously change careers from banking...
Creating a Crucial Moment in Awake and Sing!
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Tuesday, July 14, 2015  •   Building Character  •    0 comments Share This
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How Jon Norman Schneider shapes his performance in the classic Odets play --- Welcome to Building Character, our ongoing look at performers and how they create their roles Like so many Clifford Odets plays, Awake and Sing! is bursting with passionate speeches – blasts of language that help his working-class characters realize who they are....
Being James Cagney (Without Imitating Him)
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Thursday, May 28, 2015  •   Building Character  •    1 comment Share This
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How Robert Creighton brings the film legend to the stage --- Welcome to Building Character, our ongoing look at performers and how they create their roles Actors playing real people always face a fascinating conundrum: What's the connection between impersonating someone and inhabiting them? In other words, do you have to master a person's voice and...
She's Always a Woman in Me
By RAVEN SNOOK
Wednesday, May 27, 2015  •   Building Character  •    0 comments Share This
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Shakespearean actor Simon Callow steps into high heels for the latest Brits Off Broadway fest --- Welcome to Building Character, TDF Stages' ongoing look at actors and how they create their roles. Pauline, the alternately proud and insecure transwoman in Tuesdays at Tesco's, isn't the first female character Simon Callow has portrayed, but she certainly...
He's Not a Total Villain. Honest.
By RAVEN SNOOK
Tuesday, April 28, 2015  •   Building Character  •    2 comments Share This
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Tom Hewitt plays a bad guy with a soft side in Doctor Zhivago --- Welcome to Building Character, our ongoing look at performers and how they create their roles When Tom Hewitt admonishes the adolescent daughter of his paramour to "Pull your stockings up, Lara; it's distracting," you learn everything you need to know about his character,...
Meet the Symbolically Powerful Eunuchs
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Thursday, April 23, 2015  •   Building Character  •    0 comments Share This
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Behind the most unusual characters in Broadway's The Visit --- Welcome to Building Character, our ongoing look at performers and how they create their roles "As an audience member, even before you hear that we're eunuchs, you can say, 'Okay, these people are not normal.'" That's how Matthew Deming describes his entrance in The Visit, the viciously...
When Your Lines Are Like Lyrics, How Do You Speak?
By RAVEN SNOOK
Thursday, April 02, 2015  •   Building Character  •    0 comments Share This
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Karyn Quackenbush tackles the strange, lush world of "Iowa"  --- Welcome to Building Character, our ongoing look at performers and how they create their roles Karyn Quackenbush was completely unfamiliar with Jenny Schwartz's work before trying out for the playwright's latest production, Iowa, a dramedy-with-songs at Playwrights Horizons. As...
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