Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Spotlight On...Giacomo Baessato

Name: Giacomo Baessato

Hometown: Vancouver, BC, Canada

Education: Circle in the Square Theatre School

Select Credits: "X Files," "Once Upon A Time," "Ally Was Screaming," "Little Pink House"

Who do you play in The Good Girl?: I play Ven, the repair guy.

Tell us about The Good Girl?: The Good Girl is a play about two people trapped in a prison-like society, who use the help of an incredibly valuable sex robot to escape.

What kind of theater speaks to you? What or who inspires you as an artist?: I love a play that will leave me feeling unsettled and a little bit sick. I want my comfort levels to be pushed . The late Philip Seymour Hoffman is still a massive inspiration for me .

Any roles you’re dying to play?: I would love to play Moss or Ricky Roma in Glengarry Glenross. Also Biff or Happy in Death of a Salesman.

What’s your favorite showtune?: I couldn't name you a showtune without googling one ... Is that awful?

If you could work with anyone you’ve yet to work with, who would it be?: I would love to work with Martin Scorcese , Darren Aronofsky  and Alejandro Innaritu.

If you could go back in time and see any play or musical you missed, what would it be?: I would love to have seen Philip Seymour Hoffman do Death of a Salesman, and I heard Alan Cummings' performance in Macbeth was amazing. Sad I missed those two.

What show have you recommended to your friends?: I saw a fantastic production of Ivanov at CSC a few years back starring Ethan Hawke , when that show was around I was trying to get all my Checkhov lovers out for that one.

What’s your biggest guilty pleasure?: I. Love. Carbs. Pasta , Pizza, love that gluten !

What’s up next?: You can watch me play Catherine Keeners lawyer in a film called "Little Pink House" coming to theatres at the end of this year