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New Frontiers That I’ve Already Scoped

I was called in to audition for Delia in Blues For An Alabama Sky at the Pasadena Playhouse.  I remember reading the play my freshman year in college and thinking that there wasn’t a role in it for me. I knew that someday down the line I could be a Delia.  It was just a happy shock to discover that ‘someday’ is here.  This is the first time that I have matured into a role that I couldn’t play before. It’s a Mini Milestone that I feel very good about.

I guarantee you, there are many more milestones to come!

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NY TheatreCast Interview

This is another instance in which art begets art.  This is an interview I did months ago, coupled with production photos that I loved but didn’t know what to do with.  I edited them together, aaand Voila!  You get this stunning video I jubilantly created below!

Now, please keep in mind that this edit is considerably shorter than the original interview, but if you’d like to hear that instead, look up Episode #353 – Uncle Tom’s Cabin on nytheatrecast.com

Art sires Art Jr.

You may recall an earlier post where I detailed a photoshoot I did with Chris Sanders last year.  He had me exude a range of angsty emotion typically experienced during a tete a tete of the heart.  [Wow! That was wordy!  Basically, he took pictures while I pretended I was in a break-up fight]  I’ve never had so many black and white photos of myself where I wasn’t posing for the camera!  Scrolling thru the photos online inspired me to draw again.

My forte has always been portraits in art school.  I’ve always been fascinated by the contours and intricacies of emotion that the human face can convey.  So, art begat art, and I set about rendering Chris’s photos into thematic drawings that tell a story of their own.

 

I Adore This Quote

“For an actress to be a success, she must have the face of Venus, the brains of Minerva, the grace of Terpsichore, the memory of a Macaulay, the figure of Juno, and the hide of a rhinoceros.”

-Ethel Barrymore

I especially love this quote because it takes someone knowledgeable of the Roman gods to fully appreciate its meaning.

No Small Parts

Several months ago I recorded an interview for Marvin Bell and Griot Productions.  He asked me to come in, and he chose to use my interview as the first to be aired in his premier show “No Small Parts” on tv

No Small Parts Interview with Alex Marshall-Brown

In hindsight, I love this interview because it gives you a basic understanding of the genesis of me and my career.  Everything from my travels overseas, to my collegiate indecisions.

Since that interview, I shot the lead in an episode of “Meet Cute Theatre”, and made a career progressive move to LA!  [I literally landed here a few days ago…I’m too thrilled!]

The West Coast has a new girl in town and I can’t wait to leave my mark!   😉

The 2011 Obie Awards

Wednesday, May 18 2011
A MASSIVE congratulations to The Metropolitan Playhouse on winning their Obie Grant this year!!  I’m very proud to have been a part of a company that consistently accomplishes so much.

In Search of Assata

George Lee Miles asked me to do the lead in a reading of the Ed Bullins’ play “In Search of Assata” as part of the New Lafayette Theatre Company.  It chronicles to story of how Tupac’s aunt, Assata Shakur, an activist who dealt with her indictment while pregnant and representing the Black Panther movement.