Friday, August 16, 2013

Spotlight On...Josh Fielden

Name: Josh Fielden

Hometown: Knoxville, TN

Education: The Studio New York

Select Credits: The Crucible (John Hale, The New Ohio); Romeo and Juliet (Romeo, Hudson Shakespeare); Things I Found On Craigslist (Dev Barlow, 29th Street Rep)

Why theater?: The arc. There's no greater learning experience then putting myself in someone else's shoes and allowing my body to learn a lesson. The depth in which you have to know a character to perform is greater than any class I ever taken. I love being in a creative environment no matter how painful it is. I am grateful to have the theater, I am grateful for the writes that when it's worth its salt, such as Kitchen Table Plays, it's like velvet coming out of my mouth. It's a great joy of mine and I'm pleasured to share my experience with an others.

Tell us About Kitchen Table Plays?:
Kitchen Table Plays is a play about finding personal resolution in each of the plays given segments. We have a wonderful cast that is diverse in personality and life experiense and that in my opinion is the Joy of Theater; What happens when you mix a yellow and green? Our writer, Erin Breznitsky, brings a poetry to a very creative structure that I am honored to play in. Our director, Tamara Winters, has a super clear vision of the story we are telling which helps us as actors to find our freedom. It's simply beautiful.

What is it like being apart of the Kitchen Table Play?: It's thrilling being able to work on multiple characters is one show. It's so pleasing what each character allows me to express and discover about myself, and my my are the experiences varied.  There is so much hope at the top and it ends in a sort of destruction.

What kind of theater speaks to you? What or who inspires you as an artist?: Theater is the exploration of the human condition, in my opinion, so to say is there a type of theater I cannot say. Just Committed. I'm just thankful for the opportunity that my life has come to this. I love the poetry of great writers thats all i need./ My inspiration is all around me, New York is my inspiration. There are so many people and characters and music and food and art and parks and New York! I love it hear and appreciate the difference from the north from the south in both directions. Now i get to sit in a happy medium. I am blessed. If there's one actor, Mark Rylance and actress Maggie Smith. They work there asses off.

Any roles you're dying to play?: Katurian Katurian in The Pillowman, Doug in Gruesome Playground Injuries, Every One in The Cherry Orchard, The Baker in Into the Woods. Hey I can dream!

What's your favorite showtune?: Marry Me A Little, Company. Johanna, Sweeney Todd

If you could work with any one who would it be?: David Cromer, Our Town was my favorite play as a kid and the way he brought me into that world made me so so happy. Nicky Silver does great work. I wanna do a scene with Kate Winslet.

Who would play you in a movie and what would it be called?: Haha, Hmm, Samuel L Jackson in The Musical: "Southey Falls for Concrete Halls". I don't know this is a funny thing to think about. Or maybe Leo when i still lived in Tennessee; Oblivious would be a fine title.

What shows have you recommended to your friends?: I took one of my good friends from home to Hand to God. Now this friend has never been to an Off- Off show and not really into theater and it left him speechless. Incredible Show! Fela! Long Days Journey. Book of Mormon.

What's your biggest Guilty pleasure?: Project Runway and Grape Ice-cream. Make it Work!

What's up next?: Web-Series- "Sky of the Damned". I hope to get into a musical next so we will see. My Birthdays August 17th, I think I'm gonna go to the Zoo!!!