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Q & A with Brian Bedford, Director and Star of The Importance of Being Earnest

Posted on: January 10th, 2011 by Ted Sod Roundabouts Education Dramaturg

 

Brian Bedford

Ted Sod, Roundabout's Education Dramaturg, sat down with director and actor Brian Bedford to hear his thoughts on The Importance of Being Earnest and his character: Lady Bracknell.

Ted Sod: Let's start by talking about you. When did you realize you were going to be a man of the theatre?

Brian Bedford: As long as I can remember. Even before I knew the theatre existed I was an actor. It wasn't that I wanted to become an actor, I was one. When I was a tiny child, the radio was everything. The BBC had fewer programs than they do now but they had the BBC Third Program, which was a sort of cultural channel that did rather high falutin plays. I lived with my parents in a little semi-detached house, not unlike the one you see at the beginning of Brief Encounter.

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Q&A with Michael Wilson, Director of The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore

Posted on: January 6th, 2011 by Ted Sod Roundabouts Education Dramaturg

 

Michael Wilson, director of the upcoming The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore, sits down with Roundabout's resident dramaturg, Ted Sod, to discuss this much-anticipated production.

Ted Sod: Why did you want to direct The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore?

Michael Wilson: Tennessee Williams is the reason I am in the theatre today.   Growing up in North Carolina, I always loved plays from the time I was introduced to them in pre-school.  It quickly became my preferred way of hearing a story.  Many people say they simply can’t read plays; they find them incomplete, or much less satisfying than prose.  But I have always loved reading dialogue, and imagining settings as described by playwrights in their stage directions.  For me, plays allow even more room for the imagination.  They demand for their reader to dream the behavior of their characters -- their dress, their movement, and the inflections in their speech – and conjure the action of the story.

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2010-2011 Season, Education @ Roundabout, Front & Center, The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore, Upstage


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Remember Roundabout in Your Year-End Giving

Posted on: December 30th, 2010 by Julia Levy Executive Director

 

A special message from Executive Director, Julia Levy:

With just a few days left until 2011, there's still time to make a donation to Roundabout and receive a 2010 charitable tax deduction.

Year-end giving to Roundabout can benefit you, our community and the students participating in Roundabout's arts education programs. Your support can help Roundabout fund important productions that enrich our cultural community and make student matinees possible for many public school children.

As an added incentive, an anonymous donor has generously offered to match, dollar-for-dollar all new or increased gifts that are received before December 31. That means your contribution to Roundabout will go twice as far!

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2010-2011 Season, Education @ Roundabout, Patron Programs, Roundabout News


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