Kevin Kline How it Works Standards Items filtered by date: February 2011
Items filtered by date: February 2011
Tuesday, 15 March 2011 11:13

10 Questions With… Jerry Vogel

jerry_vogel_headshotI am a St. Louis based professional actor/director/teacher, and a proud union member of AFTRA, SAG and Actor’s Equity. Some of the theatres I have worked with are: The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Shakespeare Theatre St. Louis, The St. Louis Black Repertory, Upstream Theatre, Mustard Seed Theatre, The New Jewish Theatre, Avalon Theatre, Actor’s Studio, Historyonics, The New Theatre, Theatre Project Co. , Cincinnati Playhouse, Great Lakes Theatre Festival, Riverside Theatre and more than 30 productions at the Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre. I have experience in Television and Radio commercials and made my feature film debut in the Oscar nominated feature film UP IN THE AIR. I’m looking forward to my next project, AWAKE AND SING at the New Jewish Theatre, directed by Steve Woolf.

Kevin Kline Award Nominations

2011: Outstanding Supporting Actors in a Play: Outlying Islands (Upstream Theater)

10 Questions:

1. What is your favorite theatrical memory?
     My favorite theatrical memory? Tough one for me to answer, because I couldn’t choose just one when so many have significance for me. The important memories have a common denominator: they were experiences when I progressed as an actor. My first play, getting a laugh, my first lead role, my first one-person show, performing Shakespeare outside for thousands of people, watching myself on film with my Dad at my side.

2. When did you know you were going in to the theatre?
     Probably the moment I decided to not pursue a career in Accounting, in spite of just graduating with a B.S. in Acct. from Mizzou. I decided to go back to school, as a freshman, at Webster College. I wanted the training, not the degree. Best 4 years of my life.

3. What does St. Louis Theatre mean to you?
     It’s a community I am proud to be a part of. Many of the St. Louis artists I have worked with over the years I would now consider good friends. It doesn’t get better than that.

4. What’s in your fridge right now?
     All the foods necessary for my next attempt to get rid of this 10 pound spare tire!

5. What was the first car you drove?
     A 1969 VW Bus. Learned how to drive a clutch on my friend Bob’s Bus I could drive while he made out with his girlfriend in the back. I was 15, with no license, so we drove around side streets till the gas ran out.

6. What’s the last book you read? 
    Reading Mark Twain’s Autobiography.

7. What’s your favorite St. Louis restaurant?
     Love to make a gigantic salad at Sweet Tomatoes.

8. If you weren’t in the theatre, what would you be doing?
     All the scenarios I imagine end badly.

9. What is the most played song or artist on your iPod?
     Don’t have an iPod, but I listen to a lot of Alison Krauss in my car.

10. What is your guiltiest guilty pleasure?
     An occasional cigarette or two, in spite of my long history of addiction to them. It’s me at my most arrogant. Think Charlie Sheen.

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Tuesday, 15 March 2011 11:04

10 Questions With… Shanara Gabrielle

shanara_gabrielleShanara Gabrielle was most recently seen in the St. Louis Rep's production of Macbeth and is soon to be seen in Black Pearl Sings! at The Black Rep.  Her New York credits include "Queenie" in the first NYC revival of Michael John LaChiusa's The Wild Party, the original cast of The American Girls Revue, a number of shows with Metropolitan Playhouse, Musicals Tonight, and Theatre for the New City, as well as the first national tour of In The Mood.  Shanara's regional credits include Guthrie Theater, Great River Shakespeare Festival, American Heartland Theatre, Northern Stage, Hollywood Playhouse, Upstream Theatre, Arrowrock Lyceum,  and New Day Repertory.  She has appeared on NBC's Conviction, CBS's Guiding Light, and in a number of commercials and independent films.  BFA - Webster Conservatory of Theatre Arts, Princess Grace Foundation Award, AEA, AFTRA. www.shanaragabrielle.com

10 Questions:

1. What is your favorite theatrical memory? 
     ...the one that kicked off my theatrical journey: the national tour of Annie that I saw when I was 5.

2. When did you know you were going in to the theatre?
     In the parking lot after the above listed production.

3. What does St. Louis Theatre mean to you?
     Interest, Challenge, Opportunity, Growth, Possibility, Balance

4. What’s in your fridge right now?
     My dad's home-grown, home-made sauerkraut.

5. What was the first car you drove?
     Brown 1980-something Toyota Celica.

6. What’s the last book you read? 
    Little Bee - for fun, Witches and Jesuits - for work, last play I read - NARNIA, the musical....oh, is CS Lewis rolling in his grave or throwing a party?

7. What’s your favorite St. Louis restaurant?
     The Over Under - for their amazing blue cheese fries and happy hour specials, The Mississippi Mud House - for their perfect "English breakfast", The London Tea Room - for the exquisite "Queen of Hearts" tea, The Wild-Gabrielle Kitchen for most everything else.

8. If you weren’t in the theatre, what would you be doing?
     Being passionate about something else.

9. What is the most played song or artist on your iPod?
     Radio Lab Podcasts

10. What is your guiltiest guilty pleasure?
     Eating an extraordinary amount of butter, Taco Bell (but I don't think I've ever eaten at one in St. Louis), Waxing services with Judith at J-3 Studio.

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Monday, 14 March 2011 15:40

10 Questions With… Aaron Orion Baker

aaron_bakerAaron Orion Baker is a native of Illinois and has called St. Louis home since December of 2005. He has a tendency to work with St. Louis Shakespeare, Shakespeare Festival St. Louis, St. Louis Actor's Studio, Muddy Waters, New Jewish Theatre and The Non-Prophets.

Kevin Kline Award Nominations

2011:  Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Play: Long Day’s Journey Into Night (Muddy Waters Theatre)

10 Questions:

1. What is your favorite theatrical memory?
     A show called Language of Angels. In the first scene I was onstage alone in an almost pitch-black black-box theatre. In the midst of my monologue, I would flick my cigarette (because I was smoking) against the wall behind me. A punctuation of sorts. As simple as it was, I loved the effect, this minute explosion of embers in near-total darkness, like a microscopic fireworks display.

2. When did you know you were going in to the theatre?
     I’m still looking into Egyptology, so I may not be in a position to give a definitive answer to this question…

3. What does St. Louis Theatre mean to you?
     I came here for a girl, so the fact that there is as much theatre as there is means a whole damn lot. 

4. What’s in your fridge right now?
     Experiments.  Specimens.  Precious little.

5. What was the first car you drove?
     A maroon 1982 Lincoln Continental with an 8-Track player.  My friends parents donated their old 8-Tracks…Simon and Garfunkel, Cat Stevens, Miles Davis’s Bitches Brew…a block and a half to the gallon…

6. What’s the last book you read? 
    The Wind and the Willows by Kenneth Grahame.

7. What’s your favorite St. Louis restaurant?
     It’s across the river in my native state of Illinois, but still close enough…J.Fire’s Market Bistro in Waterloo.

8. If you weren’t in the theatre, what would you be doing?
     Prehistoric Justice Systems.

9. What is the most played song or artist on your iPod?
     Tom Waits?  Van Morrison?  Bob Dylan?  There’s probably an app to figure that out.

10. What is your guiltiest guilty pleasure?
     Eating nachos in my underwear whilst feeling smug about the fact that I have never, even for an instant, had any interest in Civil War Re-enactment.

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Monday, 14 March 2011 15:30

10 Questions With… Teresa Doggett

teresa_doggettAs an actor Teresa has worked at The Repertory Theater of St. Louis, StrayDog Theatre, St. Louis Shakespeare, The New Jewish Theatre, HotCity, STLAS, ACT Inc and others. She was a member of the 2008 NJT Kevin Kline winning ensemble of Women’s Minyan and received the 2008 Kevin Kline Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress for her performance in Enchanted April at ACT Inc with three Kevin Kline nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress. Her costume design credits include the World Premier of The Clown of God, the Regional Division Award for Costume Design from the American College Theatre Festival for King Lear at Fontbonne University and two Kevin Kline Award nominations for excellence in Costume Design. Teresa is Costume Designer for the Shakespeare Festival St. Louis Educational Program, with four nominations and two Kevin Kline Awards for Best Production for Young Audiences. Teresa has also designed for several theater companies in St. Louis, including MetroTheater Company, St. Louis Actor’s Studio, HotCity Theater, ACT Inc., St. Louis Shakespeare, NewLine Theater, The Orange Girls, New Jewish Theatre, Fontbonne University, Union Avenue Opera, Muddy Rivers Opera Company, UMSL Opera Program and Washington University Opera Program.

Kevin Kline Award Wins

2008: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Play: Enchanted April (ACT Inc)
2008: Outstanding Ensemble in a Play: Women’s Minyan (New Jewish Theatre)

Kevin Kline Award Nominations

2007: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Play: Separate Tables (ACT Inc)
2010: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Play: A Man for All Seasons (St. Louis Actors Studio)
2007: Outstanding Costume Design: Metamorphoses (St. Louis Shakespeare)
2008: Outstanding Costume Design: Playhouse Creatures (The Orange Girls)

10 Questions:

1. What is your favorite theatrical memory?
     I was 5 years old and I was one a group of kids that was chosen to go on stage with Robin Hood during the performance ( the pantomime “Robin Hood”) and we sang a song with him and then got a bag of goodies to take home. The first time I played to a house of over a thousand with lights and orchestra and everything! I was smitten!

2. When did you know you were going in to the theatre?
     I always knew I was going to do something in theatre even if it was not my full-time profession. I was just an applause junkie. With my interest in costume history I parlayed that into costume design as well!

3. What does St. Louis Theatre mean to you?
     It’s allowed me to do more of what I love to do. Meet wonderful people and have the theatre experience I didn’t think I would have. 

4. What’s in your fridge right now?
     NOOOOOOO… don’t go in my fridge the contents will eat you!

5. What was the first car you drove?
     The first car I drove on my own after getting my license was a canary yellow Audi that belonged to my father.

6. What’s the last book you read? 
    Game of Thrones by George Martin in preparation for the HBO miniseries.

7. What’s your favorite St. Louis restaurant?
     I would have to say Dressels because it’s a Welsh pub and they have great beer on tap and lots of artsy type people go there…

8. If you weren’t in the theatre, what would you be doing?
     If I wasn’t in theatre and doing my day job I would love to be an archeologist or marine biologist.

9. What is the most played song or artist on your iPod?
     Ooops don’t have an iPod.. can’t stand having earphones in my ears- it’s actually one of my pet peeves …. People usually have the volume up so loud that I can hear their music… drives me crazy.

10. What is your guiltiest guilty pleasure?
     SciFi movies and GhostHunters on the SyFy channel – yup I’m a geek!

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dottieDottie has been associated with the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis for over 30 years, designing costumes for numerous shows including upcoming productions of In the Next Room, or the Vibrator Play and Macbeth.  Dottie has also designed costumes for Stages, St. Louis including the upcoming production of The Secret Garden.  A member of United Scenic Artists, Dottie is the Chair of the Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University.

Kevin Kline Award Wins

2010:  Outstanding Costume Design:  Amadeus (The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis)
2008:  Outstanding Costume Design:  A Little Night Music (Stages St. Louis)

Kevin Kline Award Nominations

2011:  Outstanding Costume Design:  Hamlet (Shakespeare Festival St. Louis)
2008:  Outstanding Costume Design:  Kiss Me, Kate (The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis

10 Questions:

1. What is your favorite theatrical memory?
     That's like asking which of my children I like best!  The most sentimental memories come from working on any production with my high school theatre director and debate coach in Barrington, RI, Mrs. Barbara Duley.  She was my mentor, favorite teacher and in her later years, a close friend.

2. When did you know you were going in to the theatre?
     Although I started in high school, I had no idea it would be my final major until college, when I ran screaming from my English major and all the 20 year old pipe smokers I encountered in class my freshman year. Up till then I thought I might go into law.  I didn't decide on costumes as a career until I was advised by one of my professors, Dr. Harry Ritchie at Tufts University that I was a mediocre actress but had potential in costume design. Ouch - but true!

3. What does St. Louis Theatre mean to you?
     Friendships, home, variety. 

4. What’s in your fridge right now?
     Lots of leftovers from Greek dinners - my husband Matt is a phenomenal cook!

5. What was the first car you drove?
     A little blue 1965-ish Renault Dauphine with a stick shift the size of a knitting needle.

6. What’s the last book you read?
     I'm in the middle of At Home: A Short History of Private Life by Bill Bryson.  Before that?  Some throwaway suspense potboiler I read on an airplane.

7. What’s your favorite St. Louis restaurant?
     Again with the favorites!  We like in random order Harvest, Gian-Tony's, Cafe Provincal, Cyrano's…

8. If you weren’t in the theatre, what would you be doing?
     I would be a teacher of something else.  Or a lawyer.

9. What is the most played song or artist on your iPod?
     Oh dear, I don't own an iPod.  I hate music coming to me in my eardrum.  I really only enjoy hearing it from live musicians or speakers in my environment.

10. What is your guiltiest guilty pleasure?
     Brandy Alexanders made with ice cream.

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Thursday, 03 March 2011 22:47

10 Questions With… Bobby Miller

bobby_miller_headshotBobby Miller is an Emmy-winning Actor/Director of TV, Film and Stage. Recent acting credits include Shelley in Glengarry Glen Ross with HotCity Theatre, and Milt in Laughter On the 23rd Floor, Sam in Sirens, and Jacob in Awake and Sing! all with The New Jewish Theatre. Recent directing credits include The Price with Avalon Theatre Company, November with St. Louis Actors’ Studio, Gutenberg! The Musical! with Temporary Theatre, Brooklyn Boy with The New Jewish Theatre, and I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change with the Playhouse in Westport Plaza. In 2009 the St. Louis Post-Dispatch named him Best Actor, and in 2010 The RiverFront Times named him Best Director.

Kevin Kline Award Wins
2008: Outstanding Director of a Musical: I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (The Playhouse in Westport Plaza)

Kevin Kline Award Nominations

  • 2010: Outstanding Director of a Play: Brooklyn Boy (The New Jewish Theatre)
  • 2010: Outstanding Sound Design: Brooklyn Boy (The New Jewish Theatre)
  • 2011: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Play: Laughter On the 23rd Floor (The New Jewish Theatre)

 

10 Questions:

  1. What is your favorite theatrical memory?
         Theatre Project Company – Union Station
  2. When did you know you were going in to the theatre?
         When I first saw a television
  3. What does St. Louis Theatre mean to you?
         Family
  4. What’s in your fridge right now?
         10 cups of ice from Lion’s Choice
  5. What was the first car you drove?
         ’67 blue Mustang
  6. What’s the last book you read?
         Colonel Roosevelt
  7. What’s your favorite St. Louis restaurant?
         Dressel’s
  8. If you weren’t in the theatre, what would you be doing?
         Trying to get into the theatre
  9. What is the most played song or artist on your iPod?
         The Rolling Stones
  10. What is your guiltiest guilty pleasure?
         TMZ
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