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The Yeast Which Makes the Bread Rise

Posted by on Aug 21, 2013 in August 2013, Blog | 0 comments

The Yeast Which Makes the Bread Rise

It’s not every day that one gets the rare gem of an opportunity to learn directly from a renowned, Tony award winning director, playwright and artistic director like Emily Man. The fact that I am here at the McCarter being exposed to the best of the best is a true testament to the power of arts and culture and the ability it has to transcend all barriers and bring people together. I think the famous words “the mind, once stretched by new ideas, never regains its original dimensions” accurately sum up my experience thus far during my first two weeks at the McCarter theatre. There is no way I will ever return to Zimbabwe the same after the experience of sitting in on rehearsals of the play Proof and experiencing firsthand the excellence of the whole organization. I feel like I have discovered my own personal philosophers stone in this exchange – you arrive at the McCarter as lead and after passing through there and experiencing their magic you emerge on the other side as solid gold.

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I Ain’t Gonna Tell You

Posted by on Aug 10, 2013 in August 2013, Blog | 0 comments

I Ain’t Gonna Tell You

Several times in ‘Radio Golf’ the character of Old Joe responds to a question with, “I ain’t gonna tell you.” They sound like simple enough questions that could have simple answers but Old Joe sees the depth and complexity in everything so there are no simple answers. As I consider writing about the ‘Radio Golf’ staged reading process I can hear a simple question – so, how did it go? And part of me wants to answer, “I ain’t gonna tell you” because there is so much to say! It was such a quick but complex journey – an express train ride through multiple cultures, challenging language and a wide range of acting experience.

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