For over three decades, Tony Award-winner Bob Martin has worked as an actor and writer. Early in his career, Martin was directing for Second City in Toronto. He’s also written for TV, with the Chicago Tribune calling “Slings and Arrows” “one of the most loving satires to have ever graced television.” He ‘s best known for writing and starring in the hilarious “The Drowsy Chaperone,” for which Martin won the 2006 Tony Award for “Best Book of a Musical.”
His most recent Broadway show, “The Prom,” received 7 Tony Award nominations.
In this episode we talk about:
- How the revision process is crucial to a great script.
- Working with Broadway’s best comic actors on “The Prom.
- Adapting “The Princess Bride” and “Night at the Museum” for Broadway.
- The feelings that Martin experiences when he watches a performance of “The Drowsy Chaperone.”
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Colm Feore is one of North America’s top classically trained actors. He’s appeared on stages around the world, on the big screen and television.
In the new Netflix series “Umbrella Academy” Feore plays Sir Reginald Hargreeves who adopts seven babies with miraculous powers and teaches them to be superheroes.
Boasting an all-star cast including fellow Canadian Ellen Page, Mary J Blige, Tom Hopper, Robert Sheehan and Kate Walsh, “Umbrella Academy” is receiving rave reviews.
The Los Angeles Times says: ‘“The Umbrella Academy” stands out among the countless other superhero series splashed across billboards and your viewing queues.’
The Boston Globe review includes this line “an imaginatively filmed show that follows no formula as it takes on a messed-up family and the roots of trauma.”
In our podcast, we discuss Feore’s stage work on Broadway with Denzel Washington, his work on the film “The Chronicles of Riddick,” with Judi Dench and Vin Diesel and his work at the Stratford Festival.
Colm is married to the very successful director/choreographer Donna Feore, so naturally, I asked him how they manage to have a happy marriage and raise their children while working in locations around the world. Don’t miss my podcast with Donna Feore.
Thanks to Kelly Monaghan, Neil Hawkins and Amanda Hatton for contributing questions!
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We discuss the importance of making a good self-tape for auditions, the growing demand for actors who can handle experiential theatre, why knowing who you are as a human is the most important thing that informs you as an artist, and lots more!
Kate has collectively worked on over 40 film/TV productions, and 80 theatrical productions in New York City and across the USA including shows at The Kennedy Center and many others. Kate also works with Celebrity Cruises Productions, casting from live auditions in various cities across North America including Toronto.
She’s also the Head of Education for the Broadway Collective – a training academy for young performers looking to break into the industry.
Kate is running an audition workshop at Broadway Con:
10:00 AM Friday, January 11
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