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INTERVIEWS with ARTISTS

BRIAN COX

NICOLE ANSARI

DAVID SHINER

DAVID GREENSPAN

BILL D'ELIA

FYVUSH FINKEL

LYLE KESSLER

JENNIFER FOUCHÉ

SHELDON EPPS

MYRIAM CYR

JIM SEALES

ROBERT STAFFANSON

IAN FINKEL

WILLIAM S. YELLOWROBE, JR.

EDDIE MARTIN

PETER JENSEN

TIM STEVENSON

Spotlight On

 

“The meaning of life is to see.”
- Hui Neng

“Deep at the center of my being there is an infinite well of gratitude. I now allow this gratitude to fill my heart, my body, my mind, my consciousness, my very being. This gratitude radiates out from me in all directions, touching everything in my world, and returns to me as more to be grateful for. The more gratitude I feel, the more I am aware that the supply is endless.”
- Louise L. Hay

“Love is stronger than differences. We all live on the same planet. We walk on the same earth. We breathe the same air. No matter where I was born, no matter what color skin I have or what religion I was raised to believe in, everything and everyone is connected to this one life. I no longer choose to prejudge others, to feel either superior or inferior. I choose equality – to have warm, loving, open communication with every member of my Earthly family. I am a member of the earth community.”
- Louise L. Hay

“Enlightenment is always there. Small enlightenment will bring great enlightenment. If you breathe in and are aware that you are alive – that you can touch the miracle of being alive – then that is a kind of enlightenment.”
- Thich Nhat Hanh

“Many people are alive but don't touch the miracle of being alive.”
- Thich Nhat Hanh

“Mindfulness helps you go home to the present. And every time you go there and recognize a condition of happiness that you have, happiness comes.”
- Thich Nhat Hanh

“Life is available only in the present. That is why we should walk in such a way that every step can bring us to the here and the now.”
- Thich Nhat Hanh

“Every thought you produce, anything you say, any action you do, it bears your signature.”
- Thich Nhat Hanh

“We have to continue to learn. We have to be open. And we have to be ready to release our knowledge in order to come to a higher understanding of reality.”
- Thich Nhat Hanh

“A frequent change of role, and of the lighter sort – especially such as one does not like forcing one's self to use the very utmost of his ability in the performance of – is the training requisite for a mastery of the actor’s art.”
- Edwin Booth

“But Nature cast me for the part she found me best fitted for, and I have had to play it, and must play it till the curtain falls.”
- Edwin Booth

“If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things in nature have a message you understand, Rejoice, for your soul is alive.”
- Eleanora Duse

Our Artists Our Soul

Artists Pictures

The artists pictures on the front page at the top are from left to right:

Vinie Burrows, Cherry Jones, Tisa Chang, Karen De Mauro, Donna Murphy, Kevin Kline, Marian Seldes, Ronald Rand, Harold Clurman, Stella Adler, Andre De Shields, Marlon Brando.


During Our 17 Years
These Are the Many Artists
Who Have Appeared Within Our Pages Of
“THE SOUL OF THE AMERICAN ACTOR”

ESSAYS by

Harold Clurman, Stella Adler, Arthur Miller, Sarah Bernhardt, Merce Cunningham, Lee Strasberg, Uta Hagen, Tadasha Suzuki, Ronald Rand, Anna Deavere Smith, Morris Carnovsky, Bobby Lewis, Jane Alexander, Jack Garfein, Zelda Fichandler, Sanford Meisner, Joanna Rotte, Richard Schechner, Hallie Flanigan, Robert Brustein, Robert E. Sherwood, Eric Morris, Jerzy Grotowski, Joseph Chaikin, Anne Bogart, Richard Foreman, RoseLee Goldberg, Marian Seldes, Susan Grace Cohen, Oleg Kissilev, Woodie King, Jr., Gene Frankel, Gregory Abels, Colleen Dewhurst, Eric Bentley, Julian Beck, Judith Malina, Laurence Luckinbill, William Saroyan, Eugenio Barba, Augusto Boal, John Strasberg, Richard Bolaslavsky, Alice Spivak, Alberto Sandoval Sanchez, Isadora Duncan, Bill Reed, Nikos Psacharopoulos, Terry Schreiber, Ontono Johnson, Grenville Cuyler, Experience Byron, Jacob Adler, Ruth St. Denis, Karen De Mauro, Mark Weston, Joseph Jefferson, Gene Frankel, William Esper, Jeremy Whelan, Stuart W. Little, Arthur Cantor, Diane Shalet, Robert Patterson, David Kaplan, Paul Mann, George Morrison, Penny Templeton, Kathryn Bild, Dr. Ellen J. Carni, Jeffrey Sweet, Vinie Burrows, Roger Hendricks Simon, Elaine Makovska, Carol Fox Prescott, Robert Anderson, Stuart J. Zully, Judith Gruber, Julie Harris, Alan Schneider, Ellen Holly, Andrei Malaev-Babel, Faye E. Dudden, Anne Tobia, Bessie Schoenberg, James Earl Jones, Robert Whitehead, Hume Cronyn, Harold Bloom, Carl Harms, Theodore Bikel, Mario Fratti, Lenard Petit, Jim Bonney, Glen Alterman, Charles Marowitz, Earle Hyman, Sande Shurin, Sandra Hochman, Mary Fleisher, Alicia Arrizon, Edwin Booth, Joseph Chaikin, Eva Le Gallienne, Joanne Zipay, Laurette Taylor, Barbara Colton, Vic Perillo, Hannah Dalton, Rudy Gray, Tom Visiliades, Glenda Dickerson, Shauneille Perry, David Crespy, Erwin Piscator, Tara Bracco, Dawn Lerman, Sandy Rochelle, J. Michael Miller, Penny Templeton, Stuart Warmflash, Dr. Rosiyln Wilder, Robert Yowell, Christina Pratt, LeeAnn Hutchinson, L. Martina Young, Louis Scheeder, Shane Ann Younts, Ed Kovens, Jill Charles, Kathryn Gately, Rachael J. Miller, Tracey Moore-Marable, Clive Elliot, Stephen Cheng, Heather Carver, Eugenia Macer-Story, Cheryl King, Robert Anderson, Tisa Chang, Harold Baldridge, Jack Poggi, Robert Ellermann, Jerry Tallmer, Frank Gagliano, Molly Hughes, Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj, Elizabeth Dixon, Stuart Vaughan, Bernard White, Mme. Peff Modelski, Doug Lory, Marilise Tronto, Lauren Bond, Ellen Terry, Walt Witcover, Norman B. Schwartz, Franco Ruffini, Claire Schwartz, Yevgeny Vakhtangov, Richard Bolaslavsky, Eileen B. Weiss, Andrea Reese, Wendy Ward, Cheryl Black, Shepard Sobel, Rod Rodgers, Caroline Thomas, Beverly Davis, Jessica Lawrence, Edward Albee, Helen Sheehy, Rex Knowles, Sherry Landrum, Jason Bennett, Pamela Jamruszka Mencher, Jean-Claude van Itallie, Vijay Tendulkar, Alida Brill, Stuart Vaughan, Karen Kohlhaas, Grace Kiley, David Bridel, Thomas Waites, Grant Kretchik, Allan Rich, Eva Dorrepaal, Paula Riley, Pat Angelin, Kevin Spacey, Edith Meeks, Louise Hirschfeld, Sukla Chatterjee, Stanley Allen Sherman, Rinda Frye, James Lundstrom, Prabhath Bhaskaran, Marjorie Kanter, David Zema, E. Cohen, Roberto Gutierrez Varea, Polly O. Walker, Thurman E. Scott, Loyd Williamson, Stephan Murrow, Sandra Hochman, Rena Fraden, Robert Karoly Sarlos, Earle Hyman, Sande Shurin, Sandra Hochman, Kathryn Marie Bild, Mary Fleischer, Alicia Arrizon, Tom Oppenheim, Thurman E. Scott, Lenard Petit, David Crespy, Barbara Kahn, Robert Patterson, David Crawford, Gayle Stahlhuth, Fay Simpson, Clare Maxwell, Emilie Conrad, Thomas McKnight.

INTERVIEWS
conducted by Ronald Rand with:
Actors

Julie Harris, Marian Seldes, Roy Scheider, Chita Rivera, Kevin Kline, Ben Gazzara, Ruby Dee, Maureen Stapleton, Alec Baldwin, F. Murray Abraham, Olympia Dukakis, Kitty Carlisle Hart, Joseph Wiseman, Theodore Bikel, Celeste Holm, Fritz Weaver, Kim Hunter, Eileen Heckert, Elizabeth Franz, Andre De Shields, Cliff Robertson, Phoebe Brand, Eli Wallach, Anne Jackson, Cherry Jones, Donna Murphy, Brian Murray, Sylvia Sidney, Earle Hyman, Joan Copeland, Greg Naughton, Tom Oppenheim, Silvana Vienne, Frances Sternhagen, Laurence Luckinbill, Elizabeth Wilson, Patricia Neal, Jean Stapleton, Stephen Lang, David Margulies, Roberta Wallach, Sloane Shelton, Kevin Conway, Judith Malina, Ruth Malaczech, Kate Valk, Valerie Harper, Barnard Hughes, Vinie Burrows, Tisa Chang, Werner Klemperer, Louis Zorich, Kathleen Chalfant, Spalding Gray, Austin Pendleton, Vy Higginsen, Jerry Orbach, Barbara Montgomery, Ruben Santiago Hudson, Angelica Torn, Shami Chaikin, Craig Martin, George Hannah, Charlayne Woodward, Gerry Bamman, Peter Maloney, Elizabeth Van Dyke, Chuck Patterson, Chip Zien, Anita Hollander, Angela Vitale, James Naughton, Patrick Quinn, Michael Cumpsty, Lola Pashalinski, Rosalyn Coleman, Matthew Arkin, Jennifer Woodward, Len Cariou, Tovah Feldshuh, Tony Roberts, Anne Pitoniak, Stephen Henderson, Zypora Spasiman, Trezana Beverly, Frank Wood, Jeffrey DeMunn, Joanne Camp, Randall Duk Kim, Stephanie Berry, Marc Wolf, Lucie Arnaz, Mary Alice, Lewis J. Stadlin, Mary Louise Wilson, Ellen Holly, Claire Bloom, George Grizzard, Armand Schultz, Terry Alexander, Jana Robbins, Ernest Abuba, Maria Tucci, Donald Moffat, Betsy von Furstenberg, Mason Adams, Arthur French, Barry Lubin, Hal Linden, Chuck Maryan, Myra Carter, Ellen McLaughlin, Ching Valdes-Aran, Karen Kandel, Bob Balaban, Rue McClanahan, Tom Aldredge, Ty Jones, Michael Mastro, Leslie Sarah Carroll, Carol Channing, Peter Weller, Brad Oscar, Mau Narayan, John Cariani, Andrea Reese, Elizabeth Ashley, Rita Gam, Stephen Rowe, John Rothman, Frank T. Wells, Vinette Cotter, Judith Ivey, Jayne Atkinson, Oni Faida Lampley, Len Kluge, Franklin Westbrooks, Joel Grey, Terrence Mann, Libby Skala, Priscilla Lopez, Karen Ziemba, Douglas Stills, Marcia Gay Harden, Harris Yulin, Jan Maxwell, Ebony Jo-Ann, Paul Butler, Richard Herd, Mark Nelson, Ron Cephas Jones, Stephen Mo Hanan, Penny Fuller, David Rasche, Karen Eterovich, Lynne Charnay, Tony Lo Bianco, Philip Bosco, Adrienne Barbeau, Lee Grant, Tom Waites, Lindsay Crouse, Portia, Cynthia Adler, Masha Mason, Charles Grodin, Bernard White, Tonya Pinkins, John Rubenstein, Linda Purl, Alvin Epstein, Sean Cullen, David Strathairn, Kate Burton, Joanna Gleason, Jay O. Sanders, Tom McGowan, Mary McCann, Dalia Davi, Roy Arias, Audra Blaser, Ken Howard, Veanne Cox, Rita Fredricks, Angelica Huston, Christopher Plummer, Brian D’Arcy James, Lisa Chess, Bill Pullman, Kevin Mambo, Elaine Bromka, Lynn Cohen, Brenda Vacarro, Jayne Houdyshell, Marc Kudisch, Ossie Davis, Tony Randall, Laila Robins, Jack Klugman, Laura Esterman, Larry Bryggman, John Ortiz, Perry Bruskin, Bob Balaban, Dan Lauria, Howard W. Overshown, Larry Pine, Everett Quinton, Ibrahim Spahić, Sachin Gupta, Odile Gakire Katese, Saviana Stanescu, Maria Helena Pinto, Deborah Asiimwe, Mixkaela Villalon, Phylicia Rashad, Brian Cox, Nicole Ansari, David Shiner, David Greenspan, Bill D’Elia, Fyvush Finkel, Lyle Kessler, Jennifer Fouché, Sheldon Epps,Miriam Cyr, Jim Seales, Robert Staffanson, Ian Finkel, William Yellowrobe, Jr., Eddie Martin, Peter Jensen.

Dancers

Carmen de Lavallade, Pilar Rioja, Lucinda Childs, Janet Wong, Lori Belilove, Sandra Cameron

Mime Artist

Gregg Goldston

Playwrights

Edward Albee, John Guare, Richard Foreman, Jean Claude van Itallie, Maria Irene Fornes, Tina Howe, Donald Margulies, Ed Bullins, A. R. Gurney, Jeffrey Sweet, Horton Foote, Carmen Rivera, Michael Frayn, Neena Beber, David Hirson, Bridgette Wimberly, Julie Jensen, Mario Fratti, Christopher Durang, Larry Gelbart, Betty Shamieh, Israel Horowitz, Leslie Ayvazian, Rudy Gray, S.M. Shephard-Massat, Nilo Cruz, Richard Nelson, Kia Corthron, Irene O’Garden, John Ford Noonan, Eduardo Machado, Murray Schisgal, Frank Gagliano, David Ives, Dawson Moore, Elaine Romero, Budd Schulberg, Eric Bentley, Michael Cristofer, David Lindsay-Abaire, Amiri Baraka, Kate Bernegut Kogut, Arthur Kopit, Lee Blessing, John Patrick Shanley, Michael Hollinger, Romulus Linney, Joan Vail Thorne, Marshall Brickman

Directors

Harold Prince, Terese Hayden, Anne Bogart, Theodore Mann, Tom O’Horgan, Karin Coonrod, John McCormack, Jamie Richards, Tony Giodano, Arthur Storch, Lloyd Richards, Jay Broad, Shauneille Perry, Clinton Turner Davis, Ping Chong, David Pressman, Jerry Zaks, Billie Allen, Talvin Wilks, Amy Feinberg, Christopher Martin, Michael Kahn, Andre Gregory, Louis Fantasia, Daryl Boling, Gene Saks, Michael Pressman, David Warren, Jayne Wenger, Andrei Serban, Sharon Fogarty, Ed Sherin, Stuart Vaughan, Elise Thoron, Jack Garfein, Marshall Mason, Larry Sacharow

Choreographers

Meredith Monk, Geoffrey Holder, Eliot Feld, Katherine Dunham, Pearl Lang, Sandra Stratton-Gonzalez, Lydia Diamond, Hope Clarke, Gina Gibney, Jacques D’Amboise, Igal Perry, Mary Overlie

Authors, Poets

Elie Wiesel, Derek Walcott, Harold Bloom, Steven H. Scheuer

Comedians

Jackie Mason

Composers, Lyricists

Arthur Laurents, Charles Strouse, Peter Stone, Maury Yeston, Marvin Hamlisch, Ervin Drake, Joseph Stein, Melvin van Peebles

Artistic Directors

Mirian Colon, Isabelle Stevenson, Woodie King, Jr., Ellen Stewart, Crystal Field, Hanon Reznikov, Joe Weston, Douglas Turner Ward, Tina Chen, Ralph Lewis, J. Michael Miller, Rene Buch, J.C. Compton, Julia Miles, Edith O’Hara, Mark Russell, Alicia Kaplan, George C. White, Joanne Zipay, Dr. Barbara Ann Teer, Shepard Sobel, Ben Cameron, Stuart Warmflash, James Jennings, Roger Croucher, Robert Brustein, Sabra Jones, Tina Ramirez, Joseph Chaikin, Jean Marie Simpson, Marlies Yearby, Rachel Dickstein, Elise Bernhardt, Frederick Newmann, Max Ferra, Andy Anselmo, Judith Jarosz, Susan Claassen, Kate Snodgrass, Michael Johnson-Chase, Casey Childs, Joseph Adler, Seth Barrish, John Martello, Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj, Nancy Rhodes, Jonathan Bank, Penelope Reed, Ellie Covan, Tina Packer, Joseph Graves, John Eisner, Ricard Kahn, Charles Weldon, Karen Paisley, David Ellenstein, Ralph Pena, Charlotte Moore, Laurie Uprichard

Teachers

Gene Frankel, Terry Schreiber, Penny Templeton, Mark Hammer, Ed Kovens, Gregory Abels, William Esper, Roger Hendricks Simon, Joseph Chaikin, Harold Baldridge, Michael Howard, David Gideon, Alec Rubin, Richard Scanlon, John Strasberg, Caroline Thomas, Alice Spivak, Robert Patterson, Lenard Petit, Monica May, Kathryn Gately, Elly Stone, Caymichael Patten, Richard Termine, Elly Stone, Karen Ludwig, Maggie Flanigan, Anny Occhiogrosso, Jay O’Callahan, Marilyn Fried, Richard G. Poole, Jr., Hank Schob, Kristin Linklater, Zina Jasper, Walt Witcover, Bennes Mardenn, Per Brahe, Suzanne Burgoyne, Matthew Corozine, Loyd Williamson, Paul Sills, Alan Brody, Elizabeth Dixon, Bob McAndrew, Janice Orlandi, Larry Silverberg, Barbara Mackenzie-Wood, Karen Kolhaas, Lynn Singer, Larry Singer, Susan Batson, Howard Meyer, Diane Shalet, Irma Sandrey, Ted Bardy

Artists

Al Hirschfeld, Everett Raymond Kinstler

TV/Radio Host

Joe Franklin

Musicians

Eugenia Zukerman, David Amram, Dr. Walter J. Turnbull, Katie Down

College President

Dr. Jo Ann C. McDowell

Set Designers

Ming Cho Lee

Costume Designers

Alvin Colt

Fight Directors

B.H. Barry

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"It is a law of life that man cannot live for himself alone. Extreme individualism is insanity. The world's problems are also our personal problems. Health is achieved through maintaining our personal truth in a balanced relation of love to the rest of the world. No expression is more emblematic of this relation than the creative act which we call art. No art by its very constitution typifies the social nature of that creative act more than the theatre. The theatre, to be fully understood and appreciated, must be seen as a manifestation of this process of interchange between society and the individual. It must be judged as a continuous development of groups of individuals within society, a development which becomes richer, acquires greater force and value as it grows with the society in which it originates. Only in this way can the theatre nourish us.  - Harold Clurman

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