The current production of The Stolen Chair Theatre Company is an adaptation of Victor Hugo's THE MAN WHO LAUGHS. The production is running from Jan 31st to Feb 24th at the Urban Stages. I interviewed the director Jon Stancato and the lead actor Dave Droxler after the show. Jon talks about the inspiration for and process of directing this play and Dave discusses some of his training for the show and a few of the people that were instrumental in inspiring him to delve into silent films and silent acting.
The play is staged as a 'silent film' with live piano and title projections. No words are spoken during the performance but it is a delightful experience due to the talent of the actors, director and the ensemble that made it all happen. The adaptation is by Kiran Rikhye. The original score was by Eugene Ma.
Interview originally appeared @ http://vaudevisuals.com
For information about this show/company go to: http://stolenchair.org