Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Spotlight On...Carl Fisk

Name: Carl Fisk

Hometown: Phoenix, NY. Yup, NY.

Education: BFA in acting from Syracuse University

Select Credits: Most recently I had a 2 episode arc on "The Path".

Why theater?:  While I don't prefer one over the other when it comes to acting on stage vs on camera, acting on stage provides an opportunity to live out an uninterrupted slice of the character's life that acting on camera does not.

Who do you play in Exit: An Illusion and The People?:  I play Exit Mann in Exit and Tom Howe in The People.
What is it like being a part of Visionary Voices?:  Approaching these pieces was an interesting challenge, as the way we speak now differs so drastically from the way people spoke at the time these were written. This provides both a wonderful challenge when approaching the text, and a great opportunity to really empathize with someone from a different era. Really what more could an actor ask for?  The experience is really all I could want. My cast mates are all highly talented and fun to work with. It's nice to work on a show that reminds you why you do what you do.

Any roles you’re dying to play?: Henry V

If you could work with anyone you’ve yet to work with, who would it be?: Benedict Cumberbatch. I mean yeah, no matter how well I do I would look like a fool next to him, but I feel like doing a show with him would be like five master classes rolled into one.

Who would play you in a movie about yourself, and what would it be called?: Pretty sure Evan Peters would play me because I get people telling me that we look alike ALL the time. The film would be called "A Most Unconventional Boy," and it would be directed by Wes Anderson.

What show have you recommended to your friends?: I use the word "Show" in the television sense, but I highly recommend “Wilfred.” Brilliant dark comedy.

What’s your biggest guilty pleasure?: Video Games. I know they're an unproductive use of time, but sometimes a nice relaxing game sesh is just what you need to de-stress.

What’s up next?: Playing a sizeable role in an indie Short Film entitled "Harold".