The Language Archive

Roundabout Roundup: Looking Back at The Language Archive

Posted on: December 17th, 2010 by Roundabout


Documenting the cast of The Language Archive - September 1, 2010

"Language is an essential component to any actor’s performance, so you can bet the cast of Roundabout Theatre Company’s The Language Archive is excited to examine the subject. On September 1, the five-member ensemble (including Tony nominee Jayne Houdyshell) gathered for a meet and greet to celebrate Julia Cho's play, which begins performances on September 24 at the Laura Pels Theatre." -

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Roundabout Roundup: Week of November 29, 2010

Posted on: December 3rd, 2010 by Roundabout


Grammy Nominations Announced - Sondheim, American Idiot, Night Music, Promises,  Fela! - December 1, 2010

"Best Musical Show Album
Award to the Album Producer(s), and to the Lyricist(s) & Composer(s) of 51% or more of a new score."  -

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Star Spotlight: Jayne Houdyshell

Posted on: November 8th, 2010 by Roundabout


Jayne Houdyshell

Actor Profile:

Name: Jayne Houdyshell

Show: The Language Archive

Character: Alta


Q: Where are you from?

 A: Topeka, Kansas

 Q: What was your first acting gig? A: I was the lead Candy Cane in my 1st grade Christmas play.  I sang a one line solo and my Mother said she could hear every word.  My first paying gig was a non-equity stock season at Hope College Summer Theater.  I got $15.00 a week, plus housing.  That summer one of the roles I played was Kate in TAMING OF THE SHREW.  My Mother again said she heard every word, probably because at age 19 my idea of being shrewish was pretty much yelling every line. 

 Q: Do you have any pre-show routines or rituals?

 A: I get to the theater at least an hour early, say hi to the crew and stage management team.  I set my hair, and laugh and laugh with Betty Gilpin and Heidi Schrek about really ridiculous things while we apply and re-apply make-up.   I also sing a few scales.... Read More →

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