BWW Blog: Jennifer Rudin - Meet FREEWAY Star Raye Levine
Name: Raye Levine
Hometown: Brooklyn, New York
Tell us (2-3 sentences) about your role in Freeway.
Rachel!! She is a strong female force. She is open and allows herself to be swept up in the emotional rush of things, and at the same time, she is practical, driven and resolute.
How did you decide to become an actress?
Acting has always been the thing that's helped me grow the most - discover the most - as a person. I don't think it's a choice. I think that you play and act because you can't not, and then you figure out how to make a living supporting it.
What inspires you?
I get inspired easily and often. I get really focused when I am presented with a good challenge when I see how inventive or creative others can be. When I see very specific original behavior in characters/people, and the chemistry (palpable, volatile) between people. I'm inspired by humility and curiosity and by diversity and different ways of life.
What do you wish you'd known before you became an actor?
I would have told my younger self: you can't really control anything, so no sense in trying, just jump!!!
Three words to describe your experience in Freeway.
Fun. Thrilling. Special.
I'm combining my Architecture and Acting experience and designing the set for a darkly comedic play called Extinction at Guild Hall, East Hampton!! I also have an acting role in this piece. We open April fools day.
For more info on Raye, visit www.rayelevine.com, on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and IMDb
Jen Rudin is an award-winning writer, casting director and author of Confessions of a Casting Director: Help Actors Land Any Role with Secrets from Inside the Audition Room. Visit www.jenrudin.com and www.purpleglassesproductions.com for more info and follow her @RudinJen.