The Clown by Lindsay Brill (MFA '15)

(Andy Grotelueschen as Milky White and Patrick Mulryan as Jack in Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Into the Woods, in a reimagining by Fiasco Theater, directed by Noah Brody and Ben Steinfeld, in a production that originated at McCarter Theatre Center at The Old Globe. Photo by Jim Cox.) Clown is difficult to write about because the clown does not exist in the brain, but in the body, in the core of us. I’ve studied some clown in New York with the renowned clown master, Christopher Bayes and it completely changed my life. I learned quickly that clown is the core of the actor’s work. Whether one finds it in a clown class or through clown surgery, it is vital for an actor to be in touch with

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Alumnae from Classes 21-25 (Vivia Font, Aubrey Saverino, Deb Radloff, Rachael Jenison, Stephanie Roetzel and Danielle O’Farrell)  are producing BREWED by Scott T. Barsotti at the NYC Fringe this year. They open at the Players’ Theatre in the West Village, and are hosting an Old Globe reunion at the Monday night performance (8/22 at 7pm).

 

 

MFA Alumnus Lucas Caleb Rooney, wins 2016 Obie award for his performance in Red Speedo (New York Theatre Workshop)

Ben Diskant (class 23) and Robbie Simpson (class 26) came to see Alums Allison Layman (class 26) and Erika Rolfsrud (class 8) in Steel Magnolias at Cleveland playhouse.   

MFA Alum Shirine Babb stars in Pulitzer Prize-winning play ‘Disgraced’

 

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MFA Grad Shirine Babb Set for Shakespeare Festival St. Louis 2015

February 2015

New York performers Michael Sharon and Shirine Babb will play the roles of Antony and Cleopatra, respectively, in Shakespeare Festival St. Louis' production of Antony and Cleopatra, May 22 through June 14, at Shakespeare Glen in Forest Park.

Broadway World PERICLES CAST ANNOUNCEMENT

October 2014

Lowell Byers to Lead PERICLES, PRINCE OF TYRE at The Old Globe; Cast & Creatives Announced!

MFA graduate Aaron Krohn in Cabaret on Broadway

September 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company’s CABARET

Pictured: (Left to Right in foreground) Linda Emond, Gayle Rankin, Aaron Krohn, Danny Burstein and the cast of CABARET.  Photo Credit: Joan Marcus

 

Aaron Krohn reveals 10 things fans don't know about Cabaret for BROADWAY BOX

 

September 2014

Center Theatre Group Announces Complete Cast for The Trip to Bountiful, Featuring Cicely Tyson, Blair Underwood and Vanessa Williams. 

 

 

MFA Alumni Mauricio Mendoza and True Form Films win 2014 IMAGEN AWARD

August 2014

Win Comes in the Category of  Best web Series :Drama

STUDIO CITY, CA – August 5, 2014 –  Held this past Friday August 1st at the Beverly Hilton Hotel International Ballroom the 29th annual Imagen Awards, which aims to recognize and reward positive portrayals of Latinos in all forms of media, as well as to encourage and recognize the achievements of Latinos in the entertainment and communications industries,  awarded independent film company True Form Films with an Imagen Award.

The award came in the category of Best Web Series: Drama for Encounters. Encounters is a continuing web series, produced in association with Angel Flight Media (with 11 episodes already released) entails the opportunity when one gets a chance to have an encounter for one last conversations with someone who has passed away. All episodes of the series, as well as behind the scenes and additional content can be seen at:

 

http://www.theofficialencounterwebseries.com

 

True Form Films had a total of 5 nominations for this edition of the 2014 Imagen Awards.

 

About True Form Films:

True Form Films was founded by veteran actress and producer Yeniffer Behrens in 2006. Joined by director, producer DeWayne Cox and actor, director, producer Mauricio Mendoza, True Form Films is establishing itself as a preeminent entertainment creator. This culturally diverse company strives to deliver a thrilling mix of must-see originals, premium movies and content which reflects the diverse lifestyle and language of its audience, one production at a time.

 

To see all about True Form Films:

http://www.trueformfilms.com

 

 

 

Congratulations Jim Parsons!

July 2014

Congratulations to Jim Parsons (MFA '01) on winning his fourth Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for his role in The Big Bang Theory.

The Classes of 2014-15

July 2014

The classes of 2014 and 2015 gather for the first day of rehearsals for THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA directed by Mark Lamos (back row, from left) Stephen Hu, Charlotte Bydwell, Erin Elizabeth Adams, Lowell Byers, Allison Layman, Megan M. Storti, Robbie Simpson, Meaghan Boeing, Adam Gerber, and Patrick Zeller; (front row) Kushtrim Hoxha, Lindsay Brill, Jamal Douglas, and Tyler Kent  at The Old Globe. Photo by Jim Cox.

Alumni News

July 2014

Alumni Adam Daveline joins Sag Harbor's Bay Street Theater cast for its world premiere of My Life Is a Musical, which will play the New York venue July 29-Aug. 31.

Othello

May 2014

The Old Globe cast of Othello: (back row, from left) Robbie Simpson*, Stephen Hu*, Mike Sears, Jonny Orsini, Megan M. Storti*, Mark Pinter, Noah Bean, Patrick Zeller*, Adam Gerber*, and Kushtrim Hoxha*; (middle row) Lowell Byers*, Charlotte Bydwell*, Richard Thomas, Blair Underwood, Kristen Connolly, Angela Reed, and Jamal Douglas*; (front row) Meaghan Boeing*, Erin Elizabeth Adams*, Lindsay Brill*, and Tyler Kent*. Shakespeare's Othello, directed by Old Globe Artistic director Barry Edelstein, runs June 22 - July 27, 2014 at The Old Globe. Photo by Jim Cox.

 

*MFA Student

Roger Rees

April 2014

MFA students meet with acclaimed actor and director Roger Rees: (back row, from left) Patrick Zeller, Lowell Byers, Roger Rees, Charlotte Bydwell, Tyler Kent, Stephen Hu, Jamal Douglas; (middle row) Meaghan Boeing, Erin Elizabeth Adams, Allison Layman, Adam Gerber; (front row) Kushtrim Hoxha.

Alumni News

April 2013

Alumni news:  Brian Lee Huynh and Nat MacIntyre appeared in Broadway's War Horse, and Grayson DeJesus (pictured left) and Catherine Gowl were in the National Tour.

 

Aaron Krohn starred as Henry V (pictured far left) in the Stratford Shakespeare Festival's 60th Anniversary Season.

Pygmalion with Robert Sean Leonard

January 2013

January 2013: Six MFA students joined the company of The Old Globe's 100th anniversary production of Pygmalion, directed by Nicolas Martin.

 

Robert Sean Leonard with Danielle O'Farrell (MFA '13) and Robbie Simpson (MFA '14) in The Old Globe's Pygmalion. Photo by Henry DiRocco.

 

God of Carnage

July 2012

Three alums, Erika Rolfsrud, Lucas Caleb Rooney, and Caitlin Muelder (pictured below)  returned to The Old Globe  in God of Carnage, directed by Department Chair, Richard Seer.

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