Tag Archives: Theatre

Set Pieces At Home

Sometimes I joke that half of what I own was used in a show. It’s not far from the truth, actually. So many of the items around my house were originally purchased as a prop or set piece for a … Continue reading

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No Hamlet In Maine

Once, I almost played Hamlet. Well, sort of. I’d been cast to play the Dane, but not in the Shakespeare. There is a very funny play by Lee Blessing, in which the entire cast of Hamlet appears, in a way … Continue reading

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May I Have A Volunteer?

One of the first things I learned as a clown was how to choose a person from the crowd. The rule was: Only play where you are invited. If a person was smiling and seemed eager to engage, great. Pull … Continue reading

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Lessons From Sunna

We were sitting in traffic on Eighth Avenue in Manhattan, heading uptown in the van belonging to the theatre company I was working for at the time. I was driving, with the producer in the passenger seat. We were at … Continue reading

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Manhattan Towers

As a teenager, I went to an acting school in Manhattan. My ultimate plan was to move to Los Angeles to become a movie star, but first I felt it was important to have some respectable New York training and … Continue reading

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When Funny Lines Get Cut

When I was just starting out as an actor, I worked props on a production of Blythe Spirit, with a dinner theatre company on Long Island. It was good experience, working backstage. One I think all young actors should have. … Continue reading

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The Most Fun Onstage

A director asked me to describe the worst experience I’ve ever had on a job. Luckily, this was not at an audition, but on the lunch break during a shoot. I had already been cast, and it seemed I was … Continue reading

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