Tuesday, March 28, 2017

MEET SAWYER SPIELBERG (Who Who's in Extinction)

We are proud to be a part of this thrilling production at Guild Hall featuring a stellar cast.  Please take a moment to get to know our cast and get your tickets before they're all gone.  

TIX INFO: http://www.guildhall.org/events/?id=1071&mode=id


What's your role in this production?

 Actor.  I play Finn Buchanan. 

How did this role come to you?

I was taking the Lyle Kessler Master Class in New York City and my buddy Eric Svendsen brought this play to me. 

Tell us a little bit about your Character, Finn?  He's a good man stuck in a self destructive relationship with an old college pal. 

What's the most compelling moment about this story, without giving away any major plot points?

I have to say the moments of truth about Finn's relationship with Max that begin to prevail in this play are extremely fascinating. 

Do you remember the moment you knew you had to be a part of world of storytelling?

Story telling has been a part of my life since day one. It's in my blood. 

Do you have a favorite routine or style of preparation before rehearsals?  If so, care to share?  And does your preparation changed during performances?

I have a hot cup of coffee and get excited. Acting for me is like getting ready to go out on a Friday night to party!! 

Barefoot Theatre Company is dedicated to the collaborative process, to ensemble theater making in order to provide audiences with a compelling evening of theater.  In your words, why should audiences join us at John Drew Theater and witness Extinction?

The John Drew Theatre has never had such a raw and unforgiving play like extinction at their stage and I think its going to really shake up the east end theatre goers. Bringing something new and exciting to the stage that many will relate to is an evening I know you won't forget. 

Los Angeles, California
When did you arrive in NYC?  And where do you call home now: Brooklyn, NY; Hollywood, CA; etc.
2010 I moved to New York. I call NY home. 
Favorite theater going experience.  
I really enjoyed Street Car Named Desire at the St. Ann's Warehouse last year with Ben Foster as Stanley. 

Sawyer Spielberg (Finn) studied acting at the Atlantic Theater Company. Sawyer played Peter Van Daan in Bay Street Theater’s 2013 production of THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK and Bay Street’s 2015 production OF MICE AND MEN playing Whit. Sawyer also performed in Guild Hall of East Hampton’s 2014 production of HAMLET playing Guildenstern and Francisco. Off Broadway Sawyer has performed at the East 4th St Theatre playing Micha in a production of the BELGRADE TRILOGY. He played Philip in a production of SAFE at the 14th St Y and Van in a production of CLOVER at La MaMa.

Guild Hall and Where Are They Going Theatre Group
in association with Barefoot Theatre Company
present EXTINCTION by Gabe McKinley

March 30 through April 16
Wednesdays – Sundays at 7pm
PLUS 2pm matinees on April 8 and April 15

Directed by Josh Gladstone
Starring Brynne Kraynak, Raye Levine, Sawyer Spielberg
and Eric Svendsen

Two college buddies’ annual outing of male-bonding and debauchery veers precipitously off course when unmet expectations spiral into a volatile showdown. A darkly funny drama exploring the evolution of friendships – and the lengths to which we go to save them from falling into extinction.

Please note that this play includes graphic language and mature subject matter.

General Admission $25 ($23 Guild Hall Members)
$15 Students under 18

Production Team:
Set Designer – Raye Levine
Lighting Designer – Sebastian Paczynski
Stage Manager – Tyler Winthrop
Producer – Sawyer Spielberg
PR – Leah Lane

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