Thursday, February 2, 2012

Meet L.T.!

Since we have two Lindsays in the company, Lindsay Tanner has graciously agreed to go by "L.T." -- which I have to say is quite charming and a whole lot of fun to hoot. Try it. Go on.

Lindsay is one of those folks who has been on my radar for a while. I remember her headshot vividly from when she submitted last year, and her resume is killer. It was great to have her in the room for this season's auditions. Let me tell you, she does not disappoint. Lindsay's audition was, in a word, incredible. Not only does she speak like a master, she has a physicality that is, at once, impossible to pin down and able to fit anywhere. I felt as though I could cast Lindsay in any role in the canon and she would just shine. Come check her out as the impulsive and implacable Gratiano in Merchant and as the ever-professional Provost in Measure.

In addition to her work onstage, Lindsay is also a co-founder and co-Artistic Director of Accidental Shakespeare Company. OK, friends, this company is cool. You need to check them out. And you have the perfect opportunity this weekend to see their Hit & Run A Midsummer Night's Dream. What is Hit & Run, you ask? This group of actors does not even meet until right before the curtain goes up. You just have to come and check out the accidental moments that this kind of theater fosters. It's a blast. Plus, there's wine.

(MERCHANT: Gratiano; MEASURE: Provost)

ADK Shakes debut

Lindsay Tanner holds a BFA from NYU/Tisch, where she trained at Stella Adler Studios and RADA. NYC credits include: Mortimer, Edward II (WOW Cafe Theatre); Regine Olsen, When It Stands Still (Toy Box Theatre); 3rd Witch, Macbeth (Frog & Peach); Natasha, Three Sisters (Rebellious Subjects). Regional credits include: Lysistrata, Lysistrata (No. 11 Productions, Saratoga Arts Fest); Hermione, The Winter's Tale and Ophelia, Hamlet (Shakespeare in the Valley, NH). She is Co-Artistic Director of the Accidental Shakespeare Company and sings with the New York City Master Chorale.

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