Tag "The Birds"

  • Interview with Richard B. Watson

    11-19-13 – Audio Interview

    Luckily for him, Richard B. Watson‘s parents were a patient audience for their two year olds replaying of everyday’s Sesame Street. This went on for years as Richard enhanced his performances with lights, sounds, puppets etc. What then could Richard be, but an actor? Having just appeared in the American Stage Theater production of Daphne du Maurier’s thriller The Birds, Richard can next be seen at the Orlando Shakespeare Theater in a production of Nicholas Nickleby, a two play 6 hour tour de force January 22 – March 9, 2014. Listen to the story of how he went from a precocious toddler to a working actor, and hear him tell the story of learning to perform with a peg leg on a stage filled with stairs in his role as Captain Hook in the first production of Treasure Island A New Musical.

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  • Interview with Roxanne Fay

    9-17-13 Audio Interview

    Roxanne Fay fell in love with words when she was very young and participated in “forensics competitions” – the reading of poetry – in elementary school. Her love of “words that she wanted to say,” never left her and she relentlessly pursued those “nourishing words” as an actor and playwright, but it wasn’t an easy journey. Not accepted in to the BFA program at university and not accepted to the Asolo Conservatory program Roxanne persevered despite a “broken heart.” She attended the Burt Reynolds acting program (which in retrospect was the better choice for her), and has never looked back. Travelling to work in Hawaii, Chicago, New York, and Orlando and finally finding herself back home in St Petersburg Florida where she has been working steadily as an actor, playwright, and stage manager. Listen to her talk about the work she and her Blue Scarf collective partners have done, her extraordinary two part piece called Home Fires Burning, (which if you get a chance to see you shouldn’t miss), the one woman narrative she is writing about Mary Magdalene for which she won a grant, and her upcoming work in The Birds which will open on Oct 2nd at American Stage Theater in St Petersburg FL.

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