Monday, August 22, 2011

Spotlight On...Tom Feeney

Name: Tom Feeney

Hometown: Reading, MA

Education: Fordham University at Lincoln Center, Performance major

Select Credits: Does this woman have a name? (Jon, Fordham University); See Saw Kill (Julian, Shortened Attention Span Horror Festival); The Tempest (Trinculo, Fordham University)

Why theater?: I have studied theater since elementary school and it's one of the only art forms I have stuck with. I have loved performing since a young age whether it be acting, dancing, or singing and theater covers all of those. I think theater is the most underrated form of entertainment or storytelling.

Tell us about Technodoulia Dot Com: Technodoulia Dot Com is about how humans are connecting and disconnecting with the use of the internet and new technology taking over our lives. Literally Technodoulia means slavery to the internet and our show discusses the struggle we have with technology becoming a major parts of our lives.

What is it like to be a part of Technodoulia Dot Com?: Technodoulia has been a fascinating process to be apart of because we have devised this piece basically through improvisation in rehearsal. The play has been constructed by our research from other people and our own stories involving the internet. All five of the cast members and the creative team have created the script that we now call Technodoulia Dot Com.

What kind of theater speaks to you? What or who inspires you as an artist?: Personally, I enjoy theater that serves a purpose of being performed now because it has something new to say to our time and the audience coming to see it. I enjoy any theater that can keep me entertained while making me think.

What’s it like to be a part of FringeNYC?: Fringe is crazy because of how quick everything goes. There are just so many shows and so much to be done with your own show that it all gets a little overwhelming. I think it is a great festival for new people to show their work to an audience that probably wouldn't have been able to see it without this festival.

Any role you’re dying to play?: I'm still young and niave when it comes to plays and their playwrights, so right now I'm just auditioning for anything and everything i can get my hands on. Every once and a while a role comes along that you just really connect to.

What show have you recommended to your friends?: Recently, I haven't seen many of shows but I have been highly recommended to Jeruselam and obviously The Book of Mormon. Some Fringe shows I can recommend are Pig Pen, Cow Play, The Rubber Room, I Light Up My Life, and When the Sky Breaks 3D.

What’s up next?: Up Next is my Junior year of school at Fordham University and I am excited to audition for as many shows i can for first semester!