Category Archives: Alex Samuels

Play #2 – Damn, Mama


Writer: Seayoung Yim Dir: Desiree Prewitt Cast: Kaleb Hagen-Kerr, Jose Amador, Alex Samuels, Erin Bednairz Overheard during the read thru: ‘Damn, she’s a stone cold bitch’ ‘I kind of see you as Donald Trump Jr.’ ‘She probably had kids when she was a teenager’ ‘I started writing at three in the morning’ ‘I saw the stage directions had a choking…’ ‘Can we make it say ‘nice ass’ in Italian?’ ‘It would be nice if it was a lacy number (dress), like […]

“Sound of Silence”


“Who’s gonna regulate women’s bodies?” I DON’T KNOW “Republicans in our world.” “Can we all have American flag pins?” I stepped in on the Matt Smith play rehearsal, “Sound of Silence,” to the five guys—including Mazen Alex Samuels—talking about what the relationship between these characters was, and how to cast the show. In the play, we learn that it’s two years before the end of the world. Hearing them talk about “casting the old guy as the young guy” (a freshman compared […]

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Weekend One: Friday Night Line-Up for “Saved By the Bell” (including Actor Draw)


A Civil Discourse by Courtney Meaker Directed by Cole Hornaday Featuring: Kevin Bordi Kelly Johnson Anette Auger Jordi Montes BBBuhbuhbuhB by Julia Griffin Directed by Charlotte Bond Featuring: Ayo Tushinde Laurel Ryan Val Brunetto Long Playing Record by Darian Lindle Directed by Kathryn Stewart Featuring: Alex Samuels (Mazen) Zoey Cane Belyea Almost by Lindsay Carpenter Directed by Katjana Vadeboncoer Featuring: Mike Gilson Peter Dylan O’Connor Eric Mulholland Kacey Shiflet Erin Bednarz Hold Your Peace by Mike Murphy Directed by Corey McDaniel […]

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Updates from Floors 1 through 3


Let’s start in the Lalie and head up from there. Ben, Sarah, Megan and MarkPhoto: Agastya Kohli Manny’s crew (Mark Boeker, Justin Huertas, Ben McFadden, Megan Ahiers and Sarah Winsor) are running through lines and finding the funny in Eric Lane Barnes’ script titled Slice of Life. The cast is enjoying the script – trying to go off book – like a fledgling chic. Manny is sitting back and enjoying the show. Up in the Allen Theatre, Peggy Gannon is […]

Rehearsals Underway


The playwrights got here first and turned in their plays. Then came the directors and designers, and started reading them. Finally, the actors were picked, scripts handed out, rehearsal spaces assigned, and Bullitt cabaret cleared out. Peggy Gannon talks to Alex Samuels,Charles Smith and Andrew Murry. They’re scattered all over ACT theatre – in Busters, in Lower Falls Lobby, in the Allen, in the Allen green room, on the 8th floor, in the Lalei and in the Bullitt dressing room […]

A moment with Alex Samuels


SLOOP – Hey, Alex! How did lunch go? ALEX – Seemed to go fine. Jim Jewell’s running the kitchen this week. No fires to put out… yet. John Bradshaw made us some awesome cookies like he always does. SLOOP – What the hell is this about fires? This worries me… how would you handle a fire in this building? ALEX – I’d probably go to the AL and tell them. Then I’d run like hell. Maybe warn some actors… grab […]

Rehearsal #1 12:45pm


I will not lie. When the theme “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” was drawn, I feared that a Virgin Writer was going to do some “Wizard of Oz” take and “oh wouldn’t it be clever if Dorothy was really a hooker or a drag queen… ha ha ha.” Virgin Writer David Schmader wrote a script with “Wizard of Oz” the base of the story. And I’m really enjoying watching the rehearsal. And that’s all I’ll write. The cast has the comedic […]

Three MC’s and One DJ


Veteran Alex Samuels shown here, at the left, flanked by virgins Ashley Bagwell, David Hogan, and Clara Rodriguez, working on David Tucker’s piece Third Runner Up, which is in the #4 slot to close Act I. The piece is directed by Julie Beckman, virge.

Virgewatch: Third Runner Up


I enter the Bullit Cabaret, rehearsal space for veteran writer David Tucker’s play “Third Runner Up”, featuring an astonishing virge count; 4 out of 5! That’s four virges ( one director and three actors) to one veteran. Virge director Julie Beckman sits at a table with veteran bandleader Tim Moore talking about sound needs. The actors are busy. Alex Samuels, the only veteran, seems fairly calm. He walks around avoiding the camera. Virgin Clara Rodriguez oscillates between hydrating and pacing […]

34 Minutes…


Company meeting is quickly approaching at 7pm… opening show will be straddling that at 8pm. And a message from young Harvey: qffc gvg gtgggggggggggfffffxxxx Well said Harvey… although I’m not sure Alex Samuels would appreciate you saying that about him, but it’s still funny. See you tonight folks!`