A theater person should know what holds an audience and what does not.
Actually, I didn’t like Dartmouth very much, but the whole theater scene I really liked.
Also watching a movie on DVD is different than watching it in the theater.
And so I’ve always been fascinated by the technical end of theater, and a lot of my closest friends are not actors, but in the other end of the business.
As a boy, I’d always had an interest in theater. But the idea at my school was that drama and music were to round out the man. It wasn’t what one did for a living. I got over that.
As a kid, I had a background in theater.
As a theater actor I always wondered, ‘Is there a place for me in Hollywood?’
At this point the theater America is in such a precarious place.
But you know, I’m not 25 anymore, and I have always said musical theater in particular is a young person’s game. It requires energy, mentally and physically, to do it.
But, you see, the theatre is not always art in America.
Cinema should make you forget you are sitting in a theater.
Corporations are social organizations, the theater in which men and women realize or fail to realize purposeful and productive lives.
Don’t forget the prices are so high in theater; it isn’t really where a young person can go on a date and buy two tickets and take someone out anymore.
Encouragement from my high school teacher Patty Hart said ‘you need to focus and theater might be your route out of here.’ I created the program, went to college and graduate school and now here I am.
Every baseball crowd, like every theatre audience, has its own distinctive attitude and atmosphere.
Everyone town of 100,000 in the United States should have a Classical Theater supported by the town, or the state of the county, or the Federal Government, as they have in every civilized country.Everyone town of 100,000 in the United States should have a Classical Theater supported by the town, or the state of the county, or the Federal Government, as they have in every civilized country.
Everything has combined to make my life in New York an amazing experience. I told my manager a few years ago that I wanted to move here and try acting in the theater.
For me, art is always a kind of theater.
For me, you say the words ‘concept record,’ and the first thing I think of is theater or the opera or something.
Getting work in theater has always been sort of cyclical.
I attend surprisingly few shows. The type of theater that is popular today just doesn’t appeal to me.
I believe in things that move people, if the audience isn’t deeply caught up and moved to either laughter or tears then I don’t think it is theater.
I believe that in a great city, or even in a small city or a village, a great theater is the outward and visible sign of an inward and probable culture.
I don’t think that theater is the higher medium, that it’s better than film.
I got tackled once in a movie theater. I was with my mom and brother, and then suddenly I got hit from behind and sort of sprawled out on the candy counter.
I grew up in Pennsylvania in a small town. Real small, like one high school and one movie theater. Well, there was a state college there, that was the only good thing about it.
I grew up in Washington, D.C. But also loving the theater.
I happen to love working in cinema, but the theater is always there… you know, and I would never shut the door on it. Even though it’s been quite a bit of time since I’ve done a play, last one was in New York.
I have always been an admirer. I regard the gift of admiration as indispensable if one is to amount to something; I don’t know where I would be without it.
I know one thing – if I didn’t have TV and theatre and radio, the world would be a much more boring place.
I learned how to turn it on and turn it off. You learn that in theater, too, but for film work, I learned from doing ‘Henry,’ I learned how to leave work at work and go home. There’s always spillover. Actors speak of this.
I loathe bad theater and most theatre is very bad because it’s repetitious, unexciting and, dangerously, it is sometimes praised for those things.
I long to get back into theater.
I love that feeling of going into a packed theater.
I loved ‘White Christmas’ for the music aspect. I was into musical theater.
I might be doing a lot more theater, which is kind of what I love, but there’s simply no time for.
I moved to New York to do theater, and I got cast in a play that was funny, and then I was the funny guy. I did a movie that was funny, and then I was the funny guy.
I remember at 16 years old, growing up in Queens, we were punks, but hey, when we went to the theater, we wore a shirt and tie! Similarly, I believe that to keep movie theaters in existence, they’re gonna have to make ’em an event, have a couch, a table and drinks or something. Otherwise, there’s no reason to get out of your bed!
I started a theater called Steppenwolf. We’ve been very supportive of the veterans there.
I started in theater, and I love to go back to theater, just to have the experience and recharge my batteries, creatively.
I started out doing theater and a soap in New York and that’s… sort of what I got stuck in. I was blessed enough to have long runs, and it’s sort of hard sometimes then to get out.
I studied acting at Boston University. I was in the theater department there. Somewhere in there I decided that wasn’t what I was going to do and I went to the B.F.A. film program at N.Y.U.
I take the theater seriously in that I loathe it, I’m bored by it.
I think every actor should go back and do theater periodically.
I think in any form of acting, you’re always well served if you’ve done theater.
I think the theater work and the on-camera work feed off each other. My theater work has become more simple, and my on-camera work has become more energized or more spontaneous.
I think theater is powerful. The best experiences I had in the theater are more powerful than the best experiences I had in movies.
I trained as a theater actor and you had a bare stage and you had to pretend, one prop and you are in the middle of 8th Ave. and traffic is just going by.
I want to give the audience a hint of a scene. No more than that. Give them too much and they won’t contribute anything themselves. Give them just a suggestion and you get them working with you. That’s what gives the theater meaning: when it becomes a social act.
I went to a theater arts school, so I’m interested in many different projects, whether it be film, television or even live theater. I’m a performer. That’s what I do. That’s what I want to do.
Anger and hatred lead to fear; compassion and concern for others allow us to develop self-confidence, which breeds trust and friendship.Dalai Lama