Great Authors Out Loud Series
FREE STAGED READING EVENTS
A free staged reading series led by theatre luminaries Randall Duk Kim and Anne Occhiogrosso highlighting the work of celebrated authors and playwrights.
Randall Duk Kim made his acting debut in 1960 and has spent most of his life working on stage. In 1979 with Anne Occhiogrosso and Charles Bright, Mr. Kim founded the American Players Theatre in Spring Green, Wisconsin. During this time, Mr. Kim played many of the title roles. His film credits include Prisoners in Time, The Replacement Killers, Dragonball Evolution, The Last Airbender, and Ninja Assissin. Perhaps his most notable film work is as the Keymaker in Matrix Reloaded and Oogway in Kung Fu Panda. TV audiences have seen him in Fringe, Person of Interest, and Elementary. His Broadway credits include The King and I, David Henry Hwang's Golden Child, and Flower Drum Song. Mr. Kim received an Off Broadway Obie Award for "Sustained Excellence of Performance" in the legitimate theater. After a twenty-five year absence, Annie and Randall returned to Wisconsin to celebrate the Folger Library's national tour of Shakespeare's First Folio in THE PLEASURE OF HIS COMPANY. Recent stage and film credits include CSC's professional production of ART (Spring 2018), An Enemy of the People (Spring 2019) and JOHN WICK 3 (2019).
Anne Occhiogrosso has been a theater director, a dramaturge, and an acting coach for over 45 years. Her primary focus has been the classical theater. She co-founded the American Players Theatre with Randall Duk Kim and Charles Bright in 1979, where she directed numerous Shakespearean productions. She has directed Goldoni's The Servant of Two Masters, Ibsen's An Enemy of the People, Chekhov's The Bear, The Wedding, Swan Song, and performed the role of Madam Arkadina in The Seagull. She co-directed Moliere's Tartuffe and Sophocles' Oedipus Rex with Mr. Kim and performed the roles of Dorine and Jocasta opposite him. Ms. Occhiogrosso has taught acting at the Stella Adler Conservatory of Acting and the New York Shakespeare Festival. She coached Korianka Q'uilcher in Terrence Malick's The New World. Ms. Occhiogrosso co-taught several Shakespearean workshops with Phoebe Brand up until Ms. Brand's death in 2004. In October of 2019, Annie and Randall returned to Wisconsin to celebrate the Folger Library's national tour of Shakespeare's First Folio in THE PLEASURE OF HIS COMPANY. Recent directorial credits include CSC's professional production of ART (spring 2018) and An Enemy of the People (spring 2019). Today, she enjoys working with the young actors of Centenary.