Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Cast Interview #3: Ned Baker Lynch as "John" in THE LOVER

Welcome to our exciting series of interviews, where you can get to know the cast & creative team in our Summer Series, a double-header of John Patrick Shanley's Danny and the Deep Blue Sea and Harold Pinter's The Lover. The Summer Series is a true repertory event - both shows perform on the same evening with the same cast, creative team, and design concept.

The shows run back to back July 27 - August 12, 2012
Wed-Sat at 7pm;  Sat & Sun at 2pm, in New York City.

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Your Name:
Ned Baker Lynch

Role in this Production:
John in The Lover.

How long have you been acting?
I have been acting for 14 years.

How long have you been in NYC?
Since 1998

Where are you from originally?
I am originally from Bay Ridge, Brooklyn and that's where I grew up. I have also lived in Texas and Nebraska.

What's been your favorite role, to date?
My favorite role with The Seeing Place was Kulygin in Three Sisters. We did not take the normal goofy and bufoonish approach but one of a man in love who is willing to put up with anything to keep his wife in his life. There were obviously funny parts expressed but it was more of a real characterization, which I loved.

What do you like about being a part of The Seeing Place?
I like the comraderie and commitment of the members as we meet to read plays and bring in others to participate, thus creating a mini-community of artists which is really cool. An espirit de corps that extends even to rehearsals.

What's a fun story about an experience you've had (onstage or off) with The Seeing Place?
I came off the stage between fun scenes in Twelfth Night and there is Erin Cronican running off stage with me right to her iPhone. I was stunned and couldn't wrap my head around it (being stuck in the 90s technologically.) I asked her what she was doing and she said she was "tweeting." (She posted her "live tweeting" here.) Well I thought this was hysterical because I had never seen that before. But the more I think about that the more I marvel because not only was she putting herself out their but she was pushing the production and that show she cares and obviously I respect that.

What's your previous experience with these two plays (THE LOVER and DANNY....)?
Limited, really. I believe I have seen The Lover done in class and I performed a scene from Danny and the Deep Blue Sea in class. It is one of my favorite Shanley plays and I look forward to seeing Brandon and Erin inhabit these two characters.

What's been the most challenging thing about preparing for this/these role(s)?
Not trying to be funny or make funny choices - just let Pinter's words do their work and be true in reality and the audience will enjoy the experience.

What excites you about The Summer Series?
I am excited to see Erin and Brandon tackle these characters in these 2 different plays and 2 different worlds. It is a monumental task but I know these talented actors are passionate and work hard and they are going to pull it off and make this the summer series to be special event. 

For more information about Ned, stay tuned. He recently joined Facebook'

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  1. This is going to be fun, Ned! I'm excited to see what you do with this role. :)

  2. I wanna hear a funny story of YOURS! Though, Maria's live-tweeting extravaganza was quite the evening. And thank you for putting the link up there! There's totally a blackmail picture of me that wasn't posted. One day...one day...

    1. And apparently, it IS up there. See if you can find the hidden link! It's like Waldo.

    2. That's right. Research before you breath your sigh of relief. :)


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