|Broadway Veteran Randall Duk Kim
in Centenary Stage
Company's New 'Great Authors Series'
'Great Authors Out Loud Series' offers staged readings of plays written by four of the world's greatest playwrights whose mastery of language transcend their time and place to speak to us about what it means to be human.
Audiences can expect a lot more than just a staged reading, says Randall Duk Kim. As Kim recently told Broadway
World author Gregory Allen:
“We want the audience to spend a few hours getting to know these masters and the wonder of their work.
They are some of the brightest lights in our cultural and intellectual heritage. They have served as guides
in my own personal development besides providing me with joy, excitement, comfort, wonder, curiosity, and
life-long challenge. We will endeavor to give the audience a clear and honest rendering of these plays in
a relaxed atmosphere, hoping they will be surprised, stimulated, and well entertained.”
After leading the Centenary Stage Company 2012 Summer Masters Class, Kim returns to Centenary Stage Company
for the Great Authors Reading Series, which he and Occhiogrosso will direct, and which will feature four free
presentations of the classics through the 2012-13 season. In addition to Tartuffe, upcoming plays will
include Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People and Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice as
well as an afternoon of Chekhov’s one act plays.
Also see article - Interview with Randall Duk Kim
Also see these YouTube videos from the free staged readings of Anton Chekhov's "The Proposal, The Bear, and Swan Song" (Sunday, March 17).
- Randall Duk Kim reading from Chekhov's "Swan Song".
- The cast (Randall Duk Kim, Anne Ochiogrosso, Carl Wallnau, Colleen Smith Wallnau) talkback after "The Proposal, The Bear, and Swan Song" read.
||Sundays at 3pm
Randall Duk Kim and Anne Occhiogrosso in the SITNIK Theater of Centenary Stage
||The Centenary Theatre
(aka 'The Little Theatre')
||Sept. 16, 2012
Tartuffe or The Hypocrite
Oct. 18, 2012
An Enemy of the People
By Henrick Ibsen
Mar. 17, 2013
Three Great Comic One Acts:
The Proposal and
By Anton Chekhov
May 5, 2013
A Shakespearean Sampler: A Celebration of the Artistry of William Shakespeare
Randall Duk Kim - winner of the OBIE Award for
Randall Duk Kim, Carl Wallnau (CSC Artistic Director),
and Anne Occhiogrosso, prepare for the “Great
Authors Series” at Centenary Stage Company (CSC)
Randall Duk Kim
Randall Duk Kim and Anne Occhiogrosso, together with Charles Bright, founded the classical American Players
Theatre in Spring Green, Wisconsin in 1981, where they worked together for 35 years. Winner of the OBIE Award
for Sustained Excellence, Randall Duk Kim began his early career with the legendary Joe Papp and the New York
Public Theatre’s Shakespeare Festival, and continued to perform leading roles of the classics at some
of America’s finest regional theatres.
He has been seen on Broadway in Flower Drum Song, Golden Child and The
King and I, but perhaps is most recognized as The Keymaker in the film “Matrix Reloaded”,
and the voice of Oogway in the DreamWorks’ animated film “Kung Fu Panda”.
Director Anne Occhiogrosso has received national recognition for her work with the American Players Theatre.
She is an acclaimed director, dramaturge, acting coach and actor, whose primary focus has been classical theatre
with a special emphasis on the works of William Shakespeare.
While at American Players Theatre, she directed
numerous Shakespearean productions, including Hamlet, The Tempest, Romeo and Juliet, A
Dream and The Merchant of Venice, as well as other classics, including Goldoni’s The
Servant of Two Masters,
Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People, Chekhov’s The Bear, The Wedding and Swan
Song. She has also taught
acting at the Stella Adler Conservatory of Acting and the New York Shakespeare Festival and currently works
with Classical Productions, Inc. where she coaches individuals in audition preparation, character development
and script analysis for film, television and theater.