Sunday, March 26, 2017

Spotlight On...Edward Heinemann

Name: Edward Heinemann

Hometown: Philadelphia, PA

Education: Coker College B.S. Psychology Minor in Theatre Arts; Two Year Conservatory Program The Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute (NYC)

Select Credits:  Metamorphoses (Orpheus, Dir Kindra Steenerson, Coker College), Dog Sees God (Van, Dir Patrick B. Doughty, Coker College), Balm in Gilead (Tim, Dir Jenna Worsham, The Lee Strasberg Institute

Why theater?: There is just something exhilarating about performing in front of a live audience, that you cant get anywhere else.

Who do you play in The Last Days of Judas Iscariot?: The Bailiff and Simon The Zealot

Tell us about The Last Days of Judas Iscariot: Stephen Aldy Guirgis' plays are always so hard to label into one genre because they are very charming with comedic moments, but always end up ripping your heart out. However, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot is a courtroom drama that has Judas Iscariot on trial, in purgatory, to see if he is going to Heaven or Hell.

What kind of theater speaks to you?: Geoffrey Horne, one of my many lovely teachers I've had in my life, once said that a good play is meant to show you a piece of the human experience that you wouldn't know about unless you saw that play. Thats what kind of Theatre speaks to me.

Any roles you’re dying to play?: Cliff from William Mastrosimone's The Woolgatherer and Doug From Rajiv Joseph's Gruesome Playground Injuries

What’s your favorite showtune?: "Popular" from Wicked

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

Who would play you in a movie about yourself and what would it be called?: Im going to have to call an "8 Mile" on this one and say I'd have to play myself.

If you could go back in time and see any play or musical you missed, what would it be?: The original production of A Raisin in The Sun with Sidney Poitier as Walter Lee.

What show have you recommended to your friends?: I haven't really recommended anyone to see anything because Im broke.

What’s your biggest guilty pleasure?: Pickles. Ill eat a whole jar in one sitting and drink all the brine in the jar.

What’s up next?: Rhapsody Collective at The Tank, May 18th, 20th and 21st!