Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Spotlight On...Michael Ables

Name: Michael Ables

Hometown: Chattanooga, TN

Education: B.S Theater Performance, Skidmore Scholarship Program Certification

Select Credits: Johnny Bogle in What Sprang Off A Gypsy Rooster and Reefer Zombie in Reefer Madness

Why theater?:  People are so quick to judge others, but if you examine someone's views, actions, and history you might pick up where they are coming from. This might open your mind and curate kindness. Theatre allows us to share a worldview; wide or narrow, impoverished or privileged.

Who do you play in No Man's Land?: Tony, he's an opinionated showman

Tell us about No Man's Land: The play deals with the implications of Jeremiah Heaton and his quest to establish his daughter as "a real live princess.

What is it like being a part of No Man's Land?: It is awesome! There is so much talent here. The Company, Creative Team...I'm doing some work I haven't done in 15 years. I feel strong and happy. The subject matter is important. Painful and sometimes hilarious...

What kind of theater speaks to you? What or who inspires you as an artist?: I love all types of theatre, but this kind of work is my favorite. I'm inspired by New York, this election cycle and my advanced mission to create. I love music and performance art. We must evolve as a country. I am inspired to make some changes and speak out.

Any roles you’re dying to play?: I'd love to play Mr. Zero in The Adding Machine and Tevye in Fiddler On The Roof.

What’s your favorite showtune?: Anything from Falsettoland.

If you could work with anyone you’ve yet to work with, who would it be?: I love William H. Macy and the cast of "Shameless", including Joan Cusack...

Who would play you in a movie about yourself and what would it be called?: Zac Efron until I'm over 30 in the film and then I'll take over. He will still play the pivotal role of my abs.

If you could go back in time and see any play or musical you missed, what would it be?: Streetcar Named Desire or anything that was going on in NY in 1959.

What show have you recommended to your friends?: Fun Home

What’s your biggest guilty pleasure?: Eating sweets while asleep

What’s up next?: The Canal Street stop. Jk. More political, social music and performance art with Shock Yaw and Andy Fried and The Magnolia Roadshow needs to shake off the glitter and take the show on the road. Magnolia Blossom and Hank Williamsburg have a hankering.

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