4 Burst results for "Yale School Of Drama"

"yale school drama" Discussed on Immigrantly

Immigrantly

07:50 min | 10 months ago

"yale school drama" Discussed on Immigrantly

"While to find your footing. It was an accident for me. it kind of happened to nowhere I initially i wanted eventually wanted to be like a film director. So i learned that you should take drama classes and it'll look good application so i was like okay. I will do drama classes in high school. So i ended up. I did like this improv group. In high school i did you know. Drama classes with our wonderful teacher was mr bearman who really was. Probably one of the reasons i flew. I got into this. I remember one day. He pulled me sign. He was like. Hey you should consider pursuing this consider pursuing this professionally and you know my impressionable sixteen or seventeen year old cell phones like shirt but do it so i stumbled upon it in that sense just to be very real with you i. I wasn't one of those people who like who grew up in thinking like this is my inner call must transform into every human i see around me unfortunately it was really an accident so yeah i applied schools i ended up going to nyu for my undergrad and spent a couple of years in los angeles. Just you know pursuing it. Honestly you know working. I worked at this wonderful call noise within for about three and a half years where i really learned so much and then eventually auditioned for grad school and ended up going to yale school drama. Which is now the now. The david geffen school of drama at yale. The name changes always. I gotta remember that that was kind of path into and then once i got out of grad school things definitely changed in a very different way of getting a lot more access which is unfortunate. That institution can kind of forty and kind of changed the trajectory of everything. I think in hindsight. I've talked about this with a lot of people but in hindsight kind of people always ask me like why. Do you want to be an actor. Would you into it and again. I've never been the guy who's like you know. I want to pretend to be this other person. I like then have another most. That just wasn't me. I think in hindsight something happened to my family. And i think also too a lot of muslim arab families and i also lot several other marginalized communities in this country. Deal with this. Where for me for our story. Once september eleventh happened something happened. Where every time you were in public you kind of had to show only about one third of your identity. Which was the third of you. That was the friendly aspect the smiling person the human being that was like look everyone a pleasant person. I am not a threat. I'm not gonna do anything to any of you. You can trust me. I'm a kind person which is toxic. Acids smile that. I'm still as an adult working out of and you were just denied the other two-thirds of your identity your personality your mischief your ability to be just a bad kid. A kid that makes mistakes. You couldn't be angry in public. You couldn't be in a bad mood walking at home. You i remember i if ever i was an argument or something with some of my family in public. You kind of have to just stifle it because you don't want anyone around you to think that you were frankly just a human being. You had to let everyone know you. The smiling person i think subconsciously in hindsight withdrew. Mitac thing is that it was a space where you can allow those other beautiful two thirds of your humanity to exist and to to thrive and to be seen and accepted by by a public whereas in in the real world at least growing up. You couldn't early. You felt that you couldn't show those other two thirds of yourself to anyone but your immediate family within the confines of I'm so glad you said this. You're talking about this. Because a lot of muslims face this we just have these different identities one that we have we can shoot the world and the other that we can show only within the confines of our homes. I hope that one day. It'll change. And i hope that people like you. If more people like you are in the limelight it will help. But what was your parents reaction where they are on border where they or is he thinking funny honest to god. My parents were pretty cool. Let's i grew up playing tennis. I grew up playing tennis and I was. I was working as an assistant teacher. Since i was fourteen years old. Maybe younger so. I remember an high school telling my parents like look. I have this job. So i will always make money make my first years out of undergrad. That's where i made most money. That was like my clinical day job which was teaching tennis. And so my parents shockingly were pretty cool about it. Like i never really dealt with much anything from them. They were very supportive. They were always really Chill about unless they were really gonna. But i did deal with a lot of backlash from like other families and family friends. I definitely saw a lot of that. Which and still to this day. Which is really unfortunate. Why do you think that's the case you know it's an it's i don't it's not on them on. It's honestly it's more of on. They just don't know that they. They don't see themselves for franklin represented so in their brain. They're like you can't make a living doing this. Because i don't know anyone is making a living doing this. Which is i. I empathize with an i understand so i think that is what it stems from. Ten to this down said healvets. It's very tough for me. It's it's i constantly remind myself to dislike received it from a place of grace because oftentimes the knee jerk. Reaction is to be like well. Here's my resume. Here's all the things i'm doing. Here's my here's one making this year all here blah blah blah which is toxic and should not be a thing. But you kind of. It's such a knee jerk reaction because you want to let everyone note like no. This is possible. I'm doing it. I'm putting i've put in the work for this many years and i i. Am you know a living. All this stuff I have health insurance things that exist. It's not just like playing around as a job and it is a difficult job and it's an important job dogs. It's so funny because like you'll get all this shade. Which again. I understand completely where it comes from. You'll get that reaction and then the next twenty five minutes discussing what they're watching on netflix. Right right throwing so much a shade at this profession. That i've chosen to engage in and are dismissing it yet. It is what you've taught. You're talking about for the next hour. But again i i understand where it comes from. It comes from a space of not seeing the possibilities of you know. Hopefully we live in a time. Now with those possibilities can be seen and also people understand that for an actor to be making a living. There are tons of incredible actor out there. I know out there. Muslim arab any intersection within their actors. Who are out there working making a living and doing it beautifully. Who aren't brad pitt. And th that's you look at leith naturally from rami. Such an incredible actor who you know has been doing it for however many years Ramsey faragallah incredible actor. That i've worked with in the past really wonderful. You see these actors. They've been doing and the only differences and this will people to understand is that they're glass. Ceiling coming up was very different than what the glass ceiling is today. You know i think for them. And this is what's really and this is the thing for me that breaks my heart and i pray to god. There comes a day where i can pay back to the generation of.

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"yale school drama" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

08:05 min | 1 year ago

"yale school drama" Discussed on Fresh Air

"You must acquit nicely. I guess courtney vance as johnny cochran in a scene from the american crime stories series the people vs oj simpson. Did you ever wonder if johnny cochran thought that. Oj actually did it but he was going to give them the best defense he could possibly come up with. I don't know it. He could but you know and defense attorneys. They don't want to know that they don't want to know if you've done it tonight. It's it's a show and and people are always talking about you. Know johnny. How he he demonizing him for him. I mean that was his job and it was on the was Marcia clark's job to to prove that he was guilty and aid. She didn't do a good job. Obviously you know and and it was. It's so a polarizing because it was a black man that was that that got off and it was a black man that got him off. So let's talk about growing up in detroit you've your family moved to a lower middle-class predominantly white neighborhood when you're a child and then you got there and then the white people moved out what are some of your memories of that period and what it was like to be a black family moving into a white neighborhood. That was a very heavy time. I was just starting to become quote unquote aware nine. This summer of Mayor coleman young first black african american mayor of detroit. You know black power again. I can't you know. twenty twenty is. You can't judge the time period. But mary young. So why folks. We don't need you get out and Troy was a super segregated. City like chicago saint louis And the you know for years people. The police were could do what they wanted to black people and and they did in black folks were tired of it and when they got their black man they said get out. I mean it literally was You know was a battle You know for a for the soul of detroit and for the first time black folks had won a battle and didn't go the direction that we would hope would gone and the city would have kept climbing. Why folks tax base left the city land when the tax base leaves the grade schools. Go but the neighborhood will we grew up was all white in a a smattering of blacks. When we came in and our parents were so happy at a five bedroom house it was. You know it was as we do. It made it so but we got there and you know we. We saw it happen in front of our eyes that the the the neighborhood flipped overnight. That's that's summer of sixty nine. The vitals left and my parents realized they'd never get their money out of the house. The The school flipped to do an all black school and we were great students but eventually the the peer pressure shifted from getting great grades which we always did and what you were wearing and we started fighting our parents you know in the middle of the semester pulled us out and put us in a catholic school an all white world and which was completely frightening and foreign to us But we had to figure it out really quickly and get to the business of of school so you went on to yale. Studied at the school of drama went. Harvard went to you went to harvard. I okay so you have in the yale. Repertory theatre production which was the world premiere of august. Wilson's play fences and james earle. Jones played your father. I mean that's a pretty big deal for a young actor only recently figured out. That even wanted to act. Tell us a little of what you learn from. James earl jones i. I was completely in a i. I mean as you said. I didn't know upstage from downstate. I i knew nothing. It was our second year in drama school and so i was shocked. I read the play up in the library. I read it and said wow. Somebody's i'm big football player. Taibbi young man's going to get this role. Put the play down and went back to doing what i was doing this doing in class. Doing some amazing work. You know uncle von. Yeah and i know our God rested soul. mr. Mr. you know was very impressed with what i was doing. I didn't know that. But i was just i was working. I was so happy i was. Just you know doing my thing. And i'm sure he passed that onto. Lloyd richards our dean. Who was you know the directing fences but i. I was in shock that my girlfriend at the time to him to go look at the catholic board has it. What forward you to please go to crushing. And that's some of the. I was in shock so for me. This the hardest thing was trying to figure out what to call james johns. Everyone's calling him jimmy. He wasn't jimmy. Me and i couldn't call him james he did. I just call him sir and that was exactly what i had to call them in the play. I didn't know as as it up. Sage from downside. I- upstaged james earl by doing the scene sitting on the steps. And i was sitting in the nook of the steps in portion. And he didn't say anything on a break. Lloyd took me aside and coordinator of jimmy were any other star. Who tell you himself. But i'm telling you when he's sitting on the stairs you have to beat down stage of him looking up at him. I said that's upstaging it. Oh i had no idea you got so much out of the yale. School drama lead you to lloyd richards that led you to fences. And it's also where you met your wife angela. Bassett you an an angela. Bassett have twins being apparent must have been so different from your parents. Parenting different generation. They're struggling financially. Some of the time. And once and angela bassett both established career as you weren't struggling financially. Well you know. Our parents instilled in us some basic things that we carry on. Though as i said message is more important than the money. We are really about disciplined and really about education and really about our god and so we instill those things in our children. When go into this world in the world's crazy they have a sense of themselves so our parents did that for us. And we're doing that for our children so you know the world may be crazy. They go to fancy schools but they weren't raised that way they weren't raised With limos going to you know here and there and then we didn't take them to our events for that reason so they would think that this this is their world is not their world. We were coming back home from a big event and we were the car services being back home and the children at the daycare center in evening places on our way back home moving answered. Let's stop and pick up because know they'd be pleased. Let's go home delivery. Let them go away. Get in our car and go back and pick them up. This is not their world. Our world is not their world and every now and then we take them to something to a premier for a children's movie or something like that and do a little red carpet things so it's something for them you know and then gradually i think black panther became the first thing that mummy and my wife led them. You know really be a part of go engage and go to the red carpet and all that kind of stuff. That's a pretty big deal. Yes according to advance. It's really been a pleasure to talk with you. Thank you so much. Thank you very much. Courtney b vance speaking to terry gross earlier this year. He's nominated for a guest actor emmy for the. Hbo series lovecraft country. The.

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"yale school drama" Discussed on Mental Illness Happy Hour

Mental Illness Happy Hour

03:54 min | 1 year ago

"yale school drama" Discussed on Mental Illness Happy Hour

"At least i did something before i go to bed. And then the last thing that that he he writes Do you have any comments to make the mental illness. Happy hour better. Hey wrote give me ten dollars. Everybody i know is bizarrely. Beautifully fucked up in some weird way. I couldn't stand you in the audition. I can send you yes. I was growth. I learned that. I could solve my problems and said through violence since i couldn't communicate longley. Guess i'm afraid that my genitalia is ugly. that's hurtful. And what was your role in the robbery. I mean you never knew what you were going home to jar and ahead teeth in it. I was a wreck. Other people's i'm here with catherine. Goddamn you start fucking. I'm just gonna pack my shit up. I mean here with kathryn hahn. I'm at at her. Her house in los angeles and i'm so excited we finally made this happen. We've been emailing back and forth. You know me from adam your friend jamie dan bose who was kind enough to to agree to come to this podcast. I'm excited to be here. I hitting me half a year later. I was just looking at her couch and her kids had started to draw on the couch. And you said fuck it was at what happened is i spent all this money getting it cleaned. It's like a white couch and it was like stay within the have two little kids and then i sat down on it and promptly dislike bled the way through one. I got my period on the couch. After that i was like. Oh let's get. Let's get out the markers so there's all these kids drawings all over it and it's so awesome period blood. That's underneath that. We flipped the cushion. Anyway well there are guests. There won't be any question about whether or not will be hard to get you to open up the podcast. People probably know. Catherine best from i know you best from step brothers which i think is such an underrated movie it. I've watched like five times and you are so fucking funny and that she plays. This emotionally abused that would it. Would it be fair. To call your character nymphomaniac. Yeah i think so who who just kind of falls in love with john. C reilly obsessive lee puts it all on this innocent man all ron happiness. Oh the you have to rent it. People would also know you from anchor. Man they would know you from named some other things. That people would know you from crossing jordan on crush i was on. I was on a television program crossing jordan different meal. You yeah. I was the grief counselor in the morgue. So that was fascinating well. You're you're a smarty pants. Who studied acting at northwestern university and then went to the yale. School drama is that correct. Yes part in haven lada student at it was not so smart to to to go into a career in this business and crew as much student debt. As if i was starting to be a doctor but but you've paid it off now. I've gotten to pay it off barely. Yeah god do you ever get to do your i suppose. Crossing jordan was were you could kind of use your drama skills like i. It's it's interesting. Because i never got into this as a comedian like i i was always come from pretty funny stock. Like we're we're pretty tough on each other. There's a lot of laughing going on my house growing up just a lot of ribbing at each other but we i never wanted is just wanted to be an actor. Starting with both i was. I went to catholic..

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"yale school drama" Discussed on Problematic Premium Feed

Problematic Premium Feed

05:08 min | 2 years ago

"yale school drama" Discussed on Problematic Premium Feed

"Exclusionary university system, and there's a good book on the subject which is Natalie Ola steal as much as you can. And she sort of posits it as the new culture war, which is not a culture, were of the right against left. It's a against. It's working class versus professional class and I think it's Great I. Think I think what you're saying can probably overlap with what I'm saying, and and I'll tell you how I'm and I'm thinking about this on the fly, so so so so bear with me right the are from all these elite institutions, but they also seem to believe these elite institutions simply be producing more infantilized thought, but you find from a lot of these people to write a lot of these people. You'll find out that they stole their stuff. They're able to get into these places because of their pedigrees, or whatever it is hyper dominant culture, but these people kind of have no personality, so it kind of steal the personality off the Internet, Sharia Yeah. Yes, so so like you and the funding that that somebody who's like you know what you like Yale. School of drama or something. You know you find out that the plagiarized something for tweets or things like that. So. I think you're absolutely right, and but I think it connects you still incorporate what I'm saying because instead of going back to the storied history of the great minds that these institutions. produced Anthony also partially, because a lot of those great minds are Kinda, predominated by old white men, so that's another I didn't want to turn back into that. They're looking in their minds forward and forward is just stealing free intellectual property of social media. It's not even an interesting. Like. Somebody told me once that do be surprised. How anti intellectual a lot of people from the Ivy Leagues are like they're very good at. Telling what people want a professors in giving it to them or you know whatever, but somebody warned me like. You'd be very surprised if you have conversations. She was from the League. told me this he goes. I never really had that many very intellectually curious conversations now. Interesting as much as you can I totally agree with you I wanNA. Make sure I'm saying is now disagreement with you I'm like? Oh, no, yeah, no I think I think it's a very good combination of the two. Yeah, yeah, because I've Bruce surprised. Vaunted. Ample. People get mad guy. Keep using this guy's example. The creator slave went to the Yale school drama, and when you go, see slave play is just a combination of our pop intersection analogy and very dumbed down social media version of. Feminism antiracism like an namedrop a bunch of books, but it's it's no deeper than are a tumbler or A tumbler, post or twitter thread and his next project is actually a movie based on a very popular twitter at things like the Angela strawberry twitter thread, lakes. And the movies showing at the movie premiered at Cannes I think the can the Sundance one of those one of those two. It premiered a major from festival, and apparently got Raves, and the critics were all raving about it. I just thought was so weird like we have like movies and plays is based on tweets, an threads and Yeah! No everybody's everybody's out of ideas and they're out of ideas because they live these totally cloistered childhoods like a very aspirational life up until they get out of university, and then they don't. They don't know how to think they don't know how to. Adapt. They don't know how to experience empathy of anybody who didn't come out of these same systems that produce them like is and there's just no curiosity. There's curiosity because they were told exactly at every point what they needed to do in order to get ahead, and they did the thing, and that's it like I just yeah the fact that there's an and..

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