Friday, April 18, 2014

Kurt Kelly Interviews Milton Justice, John Jack Rodgers and Tim McNeil on ActorsE Chat Today Live

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The Stella Adler school has been enriching the lives of the community in Hollywood for the past 25 years.  The mission of the Adler school is one of outreach, engagement, and training for the community.  This means that the actors which come to their school are in fact both personally and socially engaged in outreach programs which touch the minds and hearts of the community.

Academy Award winner Milton Justice began his theater career on Broadway, producing the world premiere of Tennessee Williams' Vieux Carre. Off Broadway he produced Jack Heifner's Vanities, which became the longest running play in off-Broadway history and co-starred Kathy Bates. His Off Broadway credits also include Das Luscitania Songspiel written by and starring Sigourney Weaver and Christopher Durang - selected as one of the 10 best plays of the year by the New York Times. Milton began as a student of Stella Adler's in the late seventies. In 1988, she appointed him to teach at her Los Angeles Conservatory as well as selecting him the Artistic Director of the Stella Adler Theatre Company. His other teaching assignments have included four years as a Lecturer at Yale, five years at New York University and for a year he was the Dean of the Institute of Creative Arts in Seoul, Korea. Most recently he spent a year as guest lecturer at Unitec in Auckland, New Zealand, and currently divides his teaching assignments between Yale University and Stella Adler-Los Angeles. His most recent producing effort, Losing Chase, marked Kevin Bacon''s directorial debut, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, and won a Golden Globe Award for Helen Mirren. For his work in film and television he has received an Academy Award, an Emmy Award and five Golden Globe nominations. His theater work has earned him eight Los Angeles Theatre Critics'' Awards, two GLAAD nominations and two New York Drama Desk nominations.'

Mr. McNeil has appeared in over 30 films and television shows. His film credits include Forrest GumpContactSpeedwayJundyStarship TroopersSmall Souled MenPoodle SpringsWicked, and Spark, among others. Television credits include Joan of ArcadiaLAXERHouse, M.D.Angel,Las VegasSeinfeldFresh PrinceMartial LawStar Trek Voyager and others. Mr. McNeil has performed in over 40 plays, including Waiting for GodotYou're a Good Man Charlie Brown,HamletThree SistersThe SeagullCrane Ms. MargaretThe Straight BozoBlue StreakMisalliance,A Private ViewGlengarry GlenrossLambiesVirgin Vampires from VenusMarriage of Bette and BooMe and My Friend, and Good to name a few. In addition, he has written and produced over 12 plays, including Crane Ms. MargaretSupernovaLambiesThe Straight BozoSmall DaysBlue StreakFreddie's DeadLe Blimp Sur La Lune, and Wreath among others. Mr. McNeil has also directed many plays including the award winning The Marriage of Bette and BooBeach Play, andVolatilizing the Esthers. He has been a member of Stella Adler Faculty since 1999, teaching Technique and Scene Study.

The gentlemen from the Stella Adler's School of Acting will be interviewed by Kurt Kelly, "The Voice of Experience" and one of the most respected interviewers in the business.  Since the age of 12, Kurt has been a part of the entertainment industry and has amazed viewers with his sincere technique, and insightful questions.

The show will be broadcast live from the heart of Hollywood and the beautiful Pepper Jay Studios.  Pepper jay broadcasts live 5 days per week, bringing you the best of the industry and the inside scoop on everything entertainment.  She has had over 1100 celebrity guests and has also won a Telly for ActorsE Chat.
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