Buffalo News: A look at some of Western New York’s talented actorsPosted on September 17, 2012 by gina No Comments
By Colin Dabkowski / NEWS ARTS CRITIC
The moment does not come often. But when it does, it is transcendent ?and indelible, like a dream that sticks with you long after you have risen from ?bed. ¶ In perhaps one out of 10 theater productions, after the chatter of the audience dies ?down and the stage lights go up, there comes a point when an actor so fully inhabits his or her character that those watching cease to sense their surroundings.
By virtue of years of training, months of rehearsal and that inexplicable phenomenon of stage presence, these actors hold our imaginations hostage. Once their hooks are in, they can transport us anywhere they please – to the ends of the earth, or to a seat at a fictional kitchen table. This “Being John Malkovich” moment – when the physical theater seems to disintegrate and all that remains is the circumscribed universe of the play – is what theater is all about. It is the product of an exceedingly ?rare set of circumstances, one of which is an actor at the very zenith of his or her craft. READ FULL ARTICLE…