Category Archives: Actor

Steven Skybell | Relationships in ‘The Chosen’

One of the most profound challenges inherent in the acting profession is one that might not be immediately noticeable. Steven Skybell faced it in the early days of rehearsal for The Chosen, the play adapted by Aaron Posner from the novel by Chaim Potok. “This play is about very deep, complex personal relationships,” Skybell said…. Continue reading →

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George Guidall | Compromise and Reconciliation in ‘The Chosen’

Raising two now grown daughters has given George Guidall quite a bit of personal experience to mine for his role as Reb Saunders in Long Wharf Theatre’s production of The Chosen. “Watching their process of growing up and becoming more independent and realizing that what you say might not always be right for them,” he… Continue reading →

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Max Wolkowitz | An Actor Who Loves Tech?!

Tech rehearsal can be, for many actors, the most tedious part of the rehearsal process. There is a lot of standing around, waiting for the show’s technical elements to come together. Run crews are being put through their paces. Tech can be a lot of hurry up and wait. Necessary, certainly, but jarring nonetheless. All… Continue reading →

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Denis Arndt: ‘An Itinerant Arts Worker’

There are a few individual performances that Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein speaks of with sheer reverence, a respect and deep appreciation for the artistry on display. One of those instances came in 1984, in a production of The Ballad of Soapy Smith by Michael Weller at the Public Theater. Denis Arndt played the title character,… Continue reading →

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Jane Alexander: Actor, Author, Conservationist

By any measure, Jane Alexander has had a remarkable career as an actress. She is a recipient of Tony and Obie awards, and has appeared in some of the most important stage and film work of the 20th century. Her contributions, however, move beyond the entertainment industry. She served as the chair of the National… Continue reading →

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McFarland blog

Christopher Michael McFarland is the youngest member of the cast of Fireflies, but one can argue he might have spent the most time of them all in front of New Haven audiences. McFarland, a graduate of the Yale School of Drama, is appearing in the role of Eugene in Fireflies. Eugene, the town cop, arrived… Continue reading →

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Jane Alexander: Actor, Author, Conservationist

By any measure, Jane Alexander has had a remarkable career as an actress. She is a recipient of Tony and Obie awards, and has appeared in some of the most important stage and film work of the 20th century. Her contributions, however, move beyond the entertainment industry. She served as the chair of the National… Continue reading →

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Denis Arndt: ‘An Itinerant Arts Worker’

There are a few individual performances that Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein speaks of with sheer reverence, a respect and deep appreciation for the artistry on display. One of those instances came in 1984, in a production of The Ballad of Soapy Smith by Michael Weller at the Public Theater. Denis Arndt played the title character,… Continue reading →

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FIREFLIES’ McFarland Fan of ‘Smart New Haven Audiences’

Christopher Michael McFarland is the youngest member of the cast of Fireflies, but one can argue he might have spent the most time of them all in front of New Haven audiences. McFarland, a graduate of the Yale School of Drama, is appearing in the role of Eugene in Fireflies. Eugene, the town cop, arrived… Continue reading →

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‘Small Mouth’ Stories | Cherene Snow

Judy, Cherene Snow’s character in Small Mouth Sounds, has a lot of trouble keeping quiet. Not so with Cherene. A few years back, Snow’s friend, a monk, invited her to spend New Year’s at a quiet retreat. It was a transformative weekend. Negotiating the politesse of everyday life was a challenge – the “thank yous”… Continue reading →

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