Ray Yeates in “The Parting Glass”

Shane Ann Productions

Last night I saw the amazing Irish actor Ray Yeates (an Abbey Theatre veteran) performing a solo play “The Parting Glass” by Dermot Bolger. He takes the audience on a fascinating journey and, with only the changes in his voice, portrays the different characters in one man’s life. American audiences may not be familiar with “football” (soccer) or the passion …

“John Gabriel Borkman” at BAM

Shane Ann Productions

Seeing a great production in the theatre is life affirming.  The experience one has in the theatre is unique. There is no way I would feel/hear what I felt/heard as I was watching “John Gabriel Borkman” this afternoon at the Brooklyn Academy of Music if it was duplicated on the screen – even the widest screen in High Definition with …

After “Orpheus Descending”

Shane Ann Productions

I am missing working on “Orpheus Descending”, the Year 3 production at NYU Graduate Acting which had its final performance last weekend.  It was such an extraordinary production.  I am in awe of the young actors who filled these roles so beautifully.  Lady should be in her 40’s. Our Lady (Vanessa Wasche) is 25 yet she managed to bring the …