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Andrei Maleav-Babel is a Russian Immigrant. The son and grandson of writers and artists, Andrei wrote musicals and directed his parent’s friends in his plays, by the time he was 10 or 12. Luckily coming of age as Perestroika was occurring in Russia, Andrei was able to start his own theater as a very young man. Barely able to speak English, he met, courted and married an American sociology student and became a Professor of Acting at the prestigious FSU Conservatory for Actor Training, one of the top ten actor training companies in the United States. Listen to him tell his amazing story and talk about his direction of the Conservatory’s production of Ibsen’s’Ghosts opening on Jan 4thcontinue reading
Spontaneous and effervescent actor Lucy Lavely is only 25 years old but she has the life experience of a much older person and it shows in her compelling performance as Brooke Wyeth, a woman who is haunted by her family’s secrets, in the Asolo Repertory Theatre Company’s production of Jon Robin Baitz’s riveting play, Other Desert Cities, which was a finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Condemned to years of frustration by her undiagnosed dyslexia, her inability to read, Lucy compensated by “being social.” Talented, tenacious, outgoing and brave, she took on every challenge; listen to her tell her unusual story including her struggle to get accepted into the University of Notre Dame, and be part of the family which nurtured he father and uncle.continue reading