Show: Playing For Advantage
Website: Playing For Advantage NYC
Photo credit: Jon Taggart, Headshot - Katie Trudeau
Noah Casey’s training began with Barb Barker in Vancouver, and continued with Kate Bligh (National Theatre School) and Phillippe Libert (Royal Shakespeare Theatre Company) Montreal. After a successful national tour in the Fringe with Black Sheep Theatre’s The Root of All Squares, he decided he should “really” learn to act, and began training privately with Matthew Harrison (Actor’s Foundry). He was admitted to an MFA program at the University of Northern Illinois where he trained with Kathryn Gately. After all of that training, he tried to quit acting, then relapsed, and has wound up back on stage.
The show is a relationship play set to a tennis match, beginning at seeding and moving through love, competing to be better partners, and then finally devolving into a power struggle where each party is playing for advantage. The idea of “winning” changes at each stage of the relationship dependent on the participants and their viewpoint.
What is next for you in 2015?
Favorite theatre professional? Denis O’Hare
Current show you would love to be involved with? Iceman Cometh with Nathan Lane and Brian Dennehy
Your dream show to be involved with? Glass Menagerie
Who would you most like to have a chance to work with? Mike Leigh
Your best theatre experience? A show called The Garden
Your worst theatre experience? A show called Big In Germany
Person you’d most like to thank for getting you where you are today? Barb Barker