Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) and Education at Roundabout (Jennifer DiBella, Director of Education) are pleased to announce that Skyline High School in Oakland, CA will present the regional premiere of PROSPECT HIGH: BROOKLYN. (more...)
Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) and Columbia University School of the Arts (Carol Becker, Dean of Faculty) have just announced Columbia@Roundabout, an initiative aimed at educating and developing the next generation of playwrights and theatre administrators, as both institutions celebrate their 50th anniversaries. No other collaborative partnership in the New York area brings together an esteemed Ivy League MFA program with a Tony Award- winning not-for-profit theatre. The initiative is made possible by a grant from the Tow Foundation. (more...)
Ted Sod spoke to Sarah Steele on her role as Brigid Blake in Stephen Karam's The Humans.
?TED SOD: Where were you born? Where were you educated? When did you decide you wanted to become an actor? (more...)
Education dramaturg Ted Sod speaks to Stephen Karam about his process of writing The Humans.
TED SOD: The Humans is the third play of yours to be produced at Roundabout. Previously, we have presented Speech & Debate at Roundabout Underground and Sons of the Prophet on the Pels stage in the Steinberg Center. What do you find exciting about having your work produced here? Do you consider Roundabout your artistic home? (more...)
Ted Sod, Education Dramaturg, spoke with actor Clive Owen about Old Times and his role as Deeley.
Ted Sod: Why did you choose to play the role of Deeley in Harold Pinter's Old Times? What do you think the play is about? (more...)
Education dramaturg Ted Sod discusses Old Times with Director Douglas Hodge.
Ted Sod: American audiences know you primarily as an actor, but you're also a director and a composer. How and why did you decide to direct for the theatre? (more...)
Education dramaturg Ted Sod speaks to Patricia McGregor about directing Ugly Lies the Bone.
Ted Sod: Where were you born and educated? When and how did you realize you wanted to become a theatre director? Did any teachers have a profound influence on you? (more...)
Ted Sod: Will you tell us about yourself? Where you were born and educated? When did you decide you wanted to become a theatre director?
Giovanna Sardelli: I was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada, when it was really just a desert town, so I didn't get to see much theatre. Right before I graduated, I said, "Oh my god, I'm about to get a degree in theatre and I've never seen a play." My family sent me on one of those theatre trips where you go to London and Edinburgh and see twenty-one plays in twenty days. That trip made me realize that I needed to go to grad school. I got accepted into the graduate acting program at NYU when Zelda Fichandler was running it and Ron Van Lieu was the acting teacher. I started my career as an actor but was never quite satisfied. One day, I was sitting in Zelda's office having a crisis and Zelda said, "You've always had the eye of a director, I think you should direct. Why don't you come back for another year of education?" At that time, NYU had a directing lab where they would invite three former grads of grad acting for one year of free training in directing. Everything I learned at NYU just gelled, and my career as a director has been so much easier than my career as an actress. (more...)