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"non equity theatre company" Discussed on Life is Short with Justin Long
"I imagine you know Martin Short that you guys together must be just incredibly entertaining How often do you see him? Are you close with him? Everyone wants to be closed About Ob. When I was in La, I was in la for seven months making a penny dreadful city of angels. So my husband and I had a wonderful dinner with him and and you know we talk on the phone from time to time but he's know he's also been very busy with he Steve Martin. Right? They've been touring literally touring up to the last minute before the shut said the in in Ireland England doing their their show which is. Hilarious. Is this your first season on penny dreadful? Yes. This is the first season. It's a new iteration under the any dreadful title the ones that Josh Hartnett had previously starred in that's and that's a whole new cast. Yourself included you can't wait to talk about it. Just to go back really quick. When you did then Nathan decide to pursue theater acting Did you move directly to New York was that was that the path that see most obvious I received a drama scholarship to. This place Saint Joseph's College in Philadelphia. I remember auditioning for it and getting this promise dollar should we had no money for college and so I was getting a government loan student loans in this scholarship and then I went. To the first day I, had my bags were put in the room and I went in and they told me that owed them more money. I was going to have to take out another loan to help hey, for college and I guess I found this very upsetting this is a long time ago and my brother Dan was with me and he could see how upset I wasn't. He said well, listen you know there's no law that says you have to go to college right now you could take some time off, get a job in work and make some money. So you're not concerned about all these student loans and I said okay. Let's go I bags, I, went home, and then someone some sinister family connection. Got Me a job as a bail interviewer at the seventh precinct in Jersey city bail interviewer. Bail interviewer in which I would do the paperwork with the court clerk and at see if the person being arrested could be released on their own recognizance. And I would have to fill out the paperwork. So people who are being arrested. One to me. Why would have to ask them if they owned any real estate? All my guy talking about character study and I did this for about a month and then I had previously worked for a little Non Equity Theater Company at the half Penny playhouse that was in residence at Uppsala. College. In East Orange New Jersey and they put together a little musical review. For. The upcoming bicentennial. About the history of New Jersey Cold Years Jr.. And and so that was sort of my first job out of ALMO- it's like waiting for government. It's a little like waiting. and. We toured all over the state doing a doing this little musical chand every day playing the children and. But Professional I mean, technically you're making money doing was making money and then and then eventually I got my equity card because they also put together a musical revue about the metric system. Applause they. There was some talk of perhaps America was going to go metric. Course. Never do that. We could net unless the show is ahead won't stay inside little learn the metric system. But nowadays time musical revue gold one for good measure and. That's how I got my actors Equity Card, and by then I had moved from Roth afraid to Manhattan I read when that happened there was a Joseph. Lane right. There was already a Joseph Louis. There was already a Joseph Lane and actors equity and they said you you're GONNA have to change your name and I said and they you. You can take some time just about him vice did know just give me a minute. I went and I sat on a bench in limb and I had done. At that point I done summer stock non-equity Stock I. Worked at a place called the What was it? The Mac Hayden Theater in Chatham upstate new. York Chatham New York and. They did musicals eight musicals in eight weeks in August. It's near the Red Barn is at the Red Barn. Maybe now I don't know whether it's still exists or what had. It's So I did I had worked there and I've done a lot of shows and and and I had also done a non-equity production of guys and dolls where I played Nathan Detroit and I think I was twenty one at the time. And So I, I had always loved this character of point and the name, and so I I said, okay I'll be native way. It's got a great ring to it. And then how thrilling Nathan was it to play that part on Broadway years later? Yeah unbelievable. Agreed come true that that happened is I I really I so love that show. I just think it's one of the greatest musical ever written. And it was Yeah. I. I Yeah. It's an amazing thing that happened who does call you Joseph or Joe I my brothers call Dan. Yeah Usually they'll say Nathan. It must be weird for them. You know there's like Oh tation mark surrounded when they ha-. Maybe. When they think you're being like too much of an actor diva your Nathan Nate. Yeah. But now they still call me Joe how quickly once you're in New York do things start happening and are you nervous I mean I know you have your equity card and all that and you've done summer stock you've you've been making money doing accurate I imagine you you know not that quickly. I can remember of starving sharing an apartment with a woman I worked with in summer stock. You know sleeping in the living room and and. You know I can remember coming home. They would have like a market of fruit market you know A. And like stealing a A great group. I was hungry. A BLUEBERRY What? Just to. Ask I. Had done. You know I was doing on jobs like. Telegrams and. All you did singing telegram selling things by phone in Oh TV guide. Little. It was a thing called a bowl worker. The ISOMETRIC. Say you've Uniprix your your chest your Maytham is naming i. have to tell everyone this this move. Now I'm doing it so about it was a plastic thing you. Sell that I? Imagine you'd be good at. Phone. I had to use a Harris surveys. So I I I did things a little off Broadway. But A it. took a long time and what happened was At a certain point done a little off off Broadway review and I worked with.
"non equity theatre company" Discussed on Feast of Fun
"Available and win rock Hudson died, and suddenly Middle America started really becoming aware of it, even though Reagan still couldn't bring himself to mention the name. But actually two years before that in one, thousand, nine, hundred, eighty, three, a small non-equity Theater Company in Chicago, called Lionheart gave theatre had produced a play, but it was a one man play, so it's The reason I thought about it, Fausto, because what you were just talking about solo performances. It was what we call a mono drama. It's just a dramatic monologue about ninety minutes long. About a man spoken by a man with AIDS and it was called. It was called one. And he talks about his life, and the play actually got covered in variety, and in of all places, USA Today newspaper. As being the first AIDS play in American theater. Because Chicago is after all the leading city of of American Theater and of course there's this wonderful play called jerker or also alternatively called the helping hand. Sarrebourg Chesley and this is a I love the premise of this one, and this was one of those early plays. It was the wrong phone call. That led two men connecting very deeply, and so the whole play is basically two men on stage. Talking on the phone like we are right now are three men. You Know Jack. Drifters are wonderful play. It was written by Robert Chesley originally as a radio drama, so that it was only a play for ears, and it's about two men conversing. On. A wrong phone call at the phone sex call, but then it becomes just an it becomes a love affair, and tragically the play ends with the one man is sick with AIDS. Man is not and the last phone call is never answered. From the man who's not sick to the man who is sick, it goes to voicemail or to an answering machine and what happened was that? The play was written for radio. It was played on leave. Public Radio in Los Angeles, which is where Chesley lived, and it was banned because it used to obscenity profanity. In Chicago Bailiwick repertory. Produce it as a stage production, so they had to actors onstage nude. Talking to each other. And scandalous. was scandalous. Bailiwick. There was. Okay that was the first one, but then eventually they kinda caught on that like the the notoriety of these kind of scantily clad plays. Helped to sell tickets, and so there was naked boys singing. So you to. This time it's personal. I have to say the production of Jerker by repertory took place at the Jane Addams Hull House Center. On thirty to twelve north, Broadway and Bailiwick had a primetime shows, and then they had late night shows and Jerker was the late night show, and the prime time show was a play called incorruptible..
"non equity theatre company" Discussed on Feast of Fun
"I remember your listings I remember the Pharmacist Fausto Feast of Fools I didn't realize that that's what this podcast from. Yeah, we. CAST as a as a way, it was actually a marketing attempt because it was so expensive and difficult to remind people to come see these shows, and and part of it is what I like to explain to. The listeners is that? In the in the height of the AIDS crisis, there was an urgency for people to have their voices heard. And it was very difficult to rent out a theater and have a play a one man show. In the way of Marlon Briggs tons on tied or Pomo Afro homos can, Finley. Tim Miller and these kind of individuals that was very eager, Larry Steiger's another one right. So what a Lotta people started doing is having these kind of fundraisers or one night events where twelve or fifteen artists split the time, and did the short kind of performances in order to sort of have their voices heard and to be seen to reach out and build community, and that's where we came in, and this is where we are today. I remember your shows very well. I remember your shows very well and you know Chicago is the. Place for the very first quote unquote AIDS play was produced We all talk about the normal heart as we just did. As being the seminal play written in one, thousand, nine, hundred five, which was the big turnaround year for AIDS, when testing became available and win rock Hudson died and suddenly. Middle America started really becoming aware of it even though Reagan still couldn't bring himself to mention the name. But actually two years before that in one, thousand, nine, hundred, eighty, three, a small non-equity Theater Company in Chicago called Lionheart, gave theatre had produced a play, but it was a one man play, so it's The reason I thought about it Fausto because what you were just talking about solo performances. It was what we call a mono drama. It's just a dramatic monologue about ninety minutes long. About a man spoken by a man with AIDS, and it was called, it was called one. And he talks about his life, and the play actually got covered in variety, and in of all places USA Today newspaper. As being the first AIDS play in American theater..
"non equity theatre company" Discussed on WGN Radio
"In the first place so well the primary goal is to make sure that the actors are feeling quote unquote safe enough so that they can be quote unquote brave enough right so they can actually take the risks and make the work that looks more real rather than choreographed so so what my role is in the room is to really make sure that i'm creating a space that is fertile right and has a really good base of communication fundamental techniques that we're using so that they can really they can go farther than you might with me in the room because when i when i think of violence choreographer right right off the bat you think it's someone who can teach the actors how to make a punch sound real sure he slap your chest while you punctured but that's what you automatically think about but over the last couple years here in chicago there have been instances where actors have felt unsafe where directors have pushed for the real and it is real and they feel like they're coming out with with with not just you know mental issues when it comes to protecting themselves but actual physical issues where they're being bruised and bloodied so there is a reason why this is in place and it has an almost has to evolve in the theater community well and because of all of the incidents that have happened the big expose a couple of years ago in the reader with profiles you know chicago is at the forefront of this movement not in our house is a big organization they're not big they're really two people in a lot of volunteers but there they've worked to create the chicago theatre standards for the non equity theater companies equities getting on board it's definitely sea change in the theater community because it's not just about hiring the intimacy designer or the violence designer it's about everyone making sure that everyone is following protocol and usually that that falls to the stage manager once once i leave the rehearsal process the stage manager is in charge of all of that so you don't add one more thing to their list of to do's but it's also just changing how people check in with each other at the end of a rehearsal if there's an issue the actor doesn't have to sit there and say oh my gosh that felt weird okay i'll just bury that i won't think about.