The Actors Pulse will take on acclaimed playwright David Mamet’s classic, Glengarry Glen Ross. The production will feature the school’s intermediate level students, and will be directed by Actors Pulse principal Billy Milionis.
Mamet won the Pulitzer Prize in 1984 for this tale of four desperate Chicago real-estate agents, embroiled in lies, threats, bribery and a burning desire to sell undesirable real-estate.
Milionis has put his own twist on the production, flipping the genders of many of the characters to showcase the range of his cast.
Actors Pulse student, Claire Brew, said rehearsing for Glengarry Glen Ross was an ever-evolving process: “Discoveries were made at every rehearsal and Billy pushed us all to dig deep and invest in the characters with our own truths.
She said: “David Mamet is a wonderful storyteller and the dialogue is pacy and clever. Mamet’s characters are rich and opinionated, with just the right amount of mystery for an actor to bring unique life to them. This production breathes new life into much loved characters.”
Established in 1997, Actors Pulse is the leading technique acting school in the southern hemisphere, based on the teachings of realist Sanford Meisner.
Ms. Brew said: “I think the main thing that stands out, would be simply learning to create a space where the story meets your instincts, and trusting that. Everything you need is in the text and within yourself.”
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BY Georgia Fullerton.