THE LYNNE SHOW Podcast Now Available
Hosted by psychotherapist and author Lynne Bernfield, The Lynne Show is about discovering aspects of ourselves which we have had to deny. In it she talks about why this happens and what we can do to recover these denied parts. In her interview series called Anatomy of an Artist she interviews people who make their living or their life with their art.
2-12-13 The Lynne Show is about courageously living the life you meant to live and Jay Patterson is a role model for it. Although he says "I can never remember wanting to be anything other than an actor" as a child he suffered from a "horrible stutter" and was afraid to try. In his junior year in high school The Head of the drama dept encouraged him to audition for a school play; he did and was in 5 plays in his senior year. He "never looked back." Listen to his interesting and sometimes terribly funny stories, hear the incredible way he went from being a bar tender at a hotel to Starring in K-2, a two character play on Broadway, and come see this talented actor in the Asolo Repertory Theater production of Glengarry Glen Ross, in a role he understudied on Broadway and "always wanted to play."
2-19-13 Apparently Brian Sills has The Muppets to thank for his career in theater. Inspired by them, Brian began creating puppet shows for friends, family and classmates by the time he was 6. Ironically Brian's first role in a national touring company was in The Lion King, where his knowledge of puppetry came in handy. Like so many others Brian credits his teachers with "encouraging his creativity" and the local Community Theater for "welcoming and teaching him." But he also talks about the potentially devastating effect an arrogant voice teacher might have had on his and other's creativity. Fortunately this teacher was fired before he could damage Brian's and other student's vocal talent. Hear a sample of what we might have missed and listen to this delightful man talk about the joys and struggles of making a
career in theater. Also hear Sharon Leslies' review of "The Heidi Chronicles" currently running at the Asolo Repertory Theater in which Brian shines as part of the ensemble company.
2-26-13 Even in the 2nd grade Jeff Plunkett didn't want just to read the story in class - he wanted to act it. To deal with his chronic ear infections Jeff's doctor prescribed voice lessons and from the time he was 13 he not only studied voice but had small roles in his voice teachers Opera Company. Although majoring in biology/psychology in college (thinking he might become a doctor), Jeff took every acting role he could and by the time he graduated knew that acting, not medicine was his path. Jeff says that he was "graced' but I think it
is we that are graced by being able to watch this wonderful actor become the role he is playing. Hurry out to see Jeff's outstanding performance as the real life Joseph Alsop in the FST production of "The Columnist" and listen to this thoughtful, intelligent man talk about character he is playing, and the world he inhabited.
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