Monday, February 27, 2012

Cast Interview #3: David Sedgwick as "Vershinin" in THREE SISTERS

Welcome to our exciting series of interviews, where you can get to know the cast & creative team in our production of Three Sisters -- an adaptation by Brian Friel of Anton Chekhov's classic story.

Three Sisters runs March 9-25, 2012, Wed-Sat at 7:30pm; Sat & Sun at 2pm in New York City.

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Your Name:
David Sedgwick

Role in this Production:

How long have you been acting?
20 years.

How long have you been in NYC?
6 years.

Where are you from originally?
Sydney, Australia.

What's been your favorite role, to date?
Bottom in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Played as the biggest ham actor ever. Possibly quite appropriate.

If you could play any role in any play right now, what would it be?

What's the wackiest experience you've ever had onstage?
An earthquake interrupted my big speech as Bernard Nightingale in “Arcadia” in Tokyo, and nearly derailed the whole show.

What's your experience with Chekhov?
Read a bit, seen a few, first time performing!

What's been the most challenging thing about preparing for this role?
Trying to figure out just what’s going on in Vershinin’s head and his heart. He says a lot in the play, but a lot of it is “talking for talk’s sake” and not necessarily revealing. Also a lot of his back-story is unspecified.

What's been the most exciting thing about the rehearsal process?
Working with a great combination of people I’ve worked with already and people that I’d never met before.

What parts of yourself are similar to the character?
He talks. A lot. I talk. A lot.

What excites you about THREE SISTERS?
I mean, it’s right there in the title. There are 3 of them AND they’re sisters! RWOARR!

To learn more about David, visit his website at

1 comment:

  1. I agree- there is just enough in the play to tell us that there's this rich back story about these characters, but Chekhov leaves it up to use to flesh it out. Remarkable!


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