Guest Actor Blog: LISA WOLPE

What a treat it was to flow through Tim Crouch’s fascinating new performance/form as his special guest star! Curiously, my only complaint is that I am the only one who didn’t see the play – and will definitely have to come back and see the Big Picture from the Audience’s POV! His script provided me with opportunities to enjoy some very beautiful moments of creativity, while my job was simplified by the love and support Tim was constantly funneling to me. There was the unique relief of being excused from carrying any burden of helping the audience understand anything about the script – they got it seconds after I got it, and other than trusting the moment and doing my best to receive and give my own interpretation of what I understood in the moment as my role,  my only responsibilities were to become as conscious as possible, and to enjoy the ride (like bobbing on the swells of the ocean atop a colorful, man-made float). Tim is a great gentleman, a lovely well-intentioned man of the theater looking for a new nexus of experience and presentation, and he made me feel elegant and appreciated and successful. A very memorable evening, and an honor to take part in! Thank you! – Lisa Wolpe

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Lisa Wolpe performed in AN OAK TREE on Friday, January 8th, 2010

Lisa Wolpe is an actress, director, educator, playwright and producer. She is the Artistic Director of the Los Angeles Women’s Shakespeare Company, an award-winning all-female, multi-cultural theater company that she founded in 1993. Her company has been featured on CNN, PBS, CBS, ABC, and NBC news. She directed “Othello” and played Iago in the 2008 LAWSC/Theatre @ Boston Court production, and has received numerous awards for directing and acting including L. A. Drama Critic’s Circle’s 2008 “Sustained Excellence’ Award. She is well known for her love of Shakespeare, and has directed 29 productions of his plays and performed 20 of his leading roles.

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