Thursday, December 1, 2016

Spotlight On...Sawyer Spielberg

Name: Sawyer Avery Spielberg

Home: Los Angeles, California

Education: Atlantic Theater Co.

Select Credits: Off Broadway - Micha in The Belgrade Trilogy at the East 4th Street Theatre. Phillip in Safe at the 14th Street Y.  Regional Theatre - Bay Street Theater’s Of Mice and Men playing Whit. Bay Street’s The Diary of Anne Frank playing Peter. Guild Hall of East Hampton playing Guildenstern in a production of Hamlet.

Why theater?: I love being a part of the theatre community, and acting on stage is sometimes the best way I know how to communicate.

Who do you play in Clover?: Van.

Tell us about Clover: Clover has been a good challenge for me to understand the pressures of being the oldest brother out of three in a dysfunctional family.

What is it like being a part of Clover?: Working on Clover has been a great way for me to meet more actors in the Indie Theater community and to continue working on my craft.

What kind of theater speaks to you? What or who inspires you as an artist?: I moved to NYC to study acting because I saw Red on Broadway at the age of 16, and that triggered me to start acting.

Any roles you’re dying to play?: I'd like to play Ken in that play, Red.

What’s your favorite showtune?: Music inspires me, friends and family inspire me. I am really into blues at the moment because one of the actors I'm working with in Clover is teaching me the harmonica.

If you could go back in time and see any play or musical you missed, what would it be?:  I wish I saw Mark Rylance in Jerusalem and Phillip Hoffman in Death of a Salesman. My two regrets.

What’s up next?:  I'm producing and acting in a production of Extinction by Gabe McKinley this winter at Guild Hall of East Hampton.

For more on Clover, visit http://lamama.org/clover/

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