Monday, November 14, 2016

Spotlight On...Patricia Black

Name: Patricia Black

Hometown: Presently, Brooklyn Heights

Education: Life.

Select Credits: Mme. Violet Krap in an adapted version of Beckett's Eleutheria, Mrs. Carol Winters in Guilt by Association by Thomas Love, Sick Bitch in The Bitch Play by Datra Martindale

Why theater?:  It's terrifying.

Who do you play in Coriolanus: From Man to Dragon?: Volumnia

Tell us about Coriolanus: From Man to Dragon:  It's about how the strength of a man's pride and his inability to distinguish it from duty and honor, and the resulting costs to him, family and country.

What is it like being a part of Coriolanus: From Man to Dragon?: I have loved every moment. This is my first Shakespeare play and the opportunity to play one of Shakespeare's most powerful women is certainly the highlight of my brief acting career. Omri Kadim's adaptation with our director Yuriy Pavlish's clear vision guided me to discover the force of nature they envisioned Volumnia. The cast was most generous, inspiring and collaborative.  I look forward to working with the Combative Theatre Company in future productions.

What kind of theater speaks to you? What or who inspires you as an artist?: The kind that serves as a mirror reflecting the good, the bad, and the ugly. The Berliner Ensemble Theatre Co., The Maly Theatre Co.

Any roles you’re dying to play?: Martha in Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Lady Bracknell in Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest, Queen Margaret in Shakespeare's Henry VI, Arkadina in Checkov's The Seagull

What’s your favorite showtune?: Anything Sondheim

If you could work with anyone you’ve yet to work with, who would it be?: Directors Ivo Van Hoeve, Sam Gold and David Cromer

If you could go back in time and see any play or musical you missed, what would it be?: Geraldine Page in Sweet Bird of Youth

What show have you recommended to your friends?: Coriolanus: From Man to Dragon

What’s up next?: Awake at 3 Productions ‪Romeo and Juliet‬ opening in January