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CREATING CHARACTERS

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The Ensemblist miniseries, CREATING CHARACTERS, features the most fun (and challenging) thing about ensemble work – playing all sorts of different characters throughout a single show! You can be anything from the fanciest royal personage to an anthropomorphic inanimate object and do a cross as a townsperson or two- all in the same day’s work.

Episodes

The Ensemblist - #297 - Creating Characters (feat. Jon Hoche)

#297 – Creating Characters (feat. Jon Hoche)

One of the most defining factors of ensemble characters is how undefined these characters are on the page. Often, the actors playing these roles are up to their own devices to decide who they are and how they fit into the world of the play. So how do ...
The Ensemblist Ep 222 Creating Characters guest Jessica Rush

#222 – Creating Characters (feat. Jessica Rush)

Developing a character based on a real person is a challenge for any actor, in part because whether or not the audience is familiar with that person you want to make sure the role feels authentic to the people that know them. Such is the case in Tina: ...
The Ensemblist hosted by Mo Brady Episode 215

#209 – Creating Characters (feat. Jennifer Smith)

From Nellie Forbush to Evan Hansen, the librettos of Broadway musicals have been filled with complex characters for almost a century. And while those roles were originated and revived by astonishing actors, much of what makes those characters so fascinating is on the page, meaning written into the ...
The Ensemblist host Mo Brady Episode 205 - Creating Characters (feat. Jill Abramovitz)

#205 – Creating Characters (feat. Jill Abramovitz)

Jill Abramovitz is currently slaying Beetlejuice audiences in her duel roles of Maxine Dean and Juno. She’s so incredible that we here at The Ensemblist bestowed her one of our first ever Season Standout awards. We asked this veteran of Broadway’s Cinderella and 9 to 5 into the ...
Mo Brady Hosts The Ensemblist Episode 203 Creating Characters with Ryan Knowles

#203 – Creating Characters (feat. Ryan Knowles)

From Nellie Forbush to Evan Hansen, the librettos of Broadway musicals have been filled with complex characters for almost a century. And while those roles were originated and revived by astonishing actors, much of what makes those characters so fascinating is on the page, meaning written into the ...

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