Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Spotlight On...Tony Head

Name: Tony Head

Hometown: Born in Fort Sill Oklahoma, but my father worked for the military, so I've lived all over the world…Japan, Okinawa, France and Germany.

Education: High school in Orleans, France and Mannheim, Germany. Attended Howard University.

Favorite Credits: Bobby Reed in HBO's "The Wire"; as well as Peter in "After the Rain” and Stanley in "Leather Heart" (ATA productions)

Why theater?: Every night is different. You learn something new. It touches your soul like no other medium.

Tell us about Hounds of War:
Everyone has a secret, a yearning, a hang up. Sometimes we go through life "settling" for what others expect of us and never act on what we really want. "Hounds of War" explores these challenges and shows us the consequences of inaction.

What inspired you perform in Hounds of War?: It helps that you're working with talented people and a great production team. Playwright Bill Holland has written a compelling and entertaining story that any actor would love to be a part of.

What kind of theater speaks to you? Who or what inspires you as an artist?: I'm interested in any type of theatre that has something to say about us as people and how we relate to each other. I'm particularly inspired by such actors as the late Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Al Pacino and Robert DeNiro.

If you could work with anyone you’ve yet to work with, who would it be?: Robert DeNiro

What show have you recommended to your friends?: Besides Hounds of War? A Raisin in the Sun.

Who would play you in a movie about yourself and what would it be called?: "A dream deferred...Never give up". Starring Forrest Whitaker.

What’s your biggest guilty pleasure?: Sweets

What’s the most played song on your iTunes?: “Adorn” by Miguel

If you weren’t working in theater, you would be _____:  Salesman

What’s up next?: Will be appearing as co lead in an independent film "Destiny Jones" in March . Just read for the NBC series "Odyssey."