Meet the Cast of 1st Stage’s ‘One Man, Two Guvnors’: Part 7: Bess Kaye by Alex Levy

This is part 7 in a series of interviews with the cast of 1st Stage’s One Man, Two Guvnors.‘ Meet Bess Kaye.

Bess Kaye. Photo by Dan Plehal Photography.

Bess Kaye. Photo by Dan Plehal Photography.

Alex: How did you get involved in theatre? When did you know that you want to be an actor?

Bess: I started performing in high school, but I went to college thinking I would go into teaching. I was going to need a “real” job after all. But my junior year of college I was cast in Shakespeare’s R&J, a four-person Romeo and Juliet and I’ve been doing this work every since.

Tell me about One Man, Two Guvnors. How are the rehearsals are going? What do you love most about the show?

The thing I love most about the show is the cast. Have you seen them? They’re hilarious!

Is this your first time at 1st Stage? If so what’s the experience like? If you’ve worked with us before, tell us what makes 1st Stage unique. What brought you back?

This is my first show here and I couldn’t be happier. I’ve worked with Matt Wilson before and I’m glad that that worked out for me.

What kind of theatre inspires you as an artist?

Classical. I love Shakespeare.

Who or what has been the biggest influence on your work as an actor thus far?

My students are my inspiration. I teach a Shakespeare group for young actors in Maryland and they remind me at every rehearsal to be generous to your fellow actors and to not fear failure.

What is the one thing you are most excited about for the show?

I can’t wait see all the design aspects come together. Farces have a way of being bright and brilliantly ridiculous.

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One Man, Two Guvnors plays through December 28, 2014 at 1st Stage – 1524 Spring Hill Road, in Tysons, VA. For tickets, call the box office at (703) 854-1856, or purchase them online.

LINKS

Meet the Cast of 1st Stage’s ‘One Man, Two Guvnors’: Part 1: Doug Wilder by Alex Levy.

Meet the Cast of 1st Stage’s ‘One Man, Two Guvnors’: Part 2: Megan Graves by Alex Levy.

Meet the Cast of 1st Stage’s ‘One Man, Two Guvnors’: Part 3: Noah Schaefer by Alex Levy.

Meet the Cast of 1st Stage’s ‘One Man, Two Guvnors’: Part 4: John Dellaporta by Alex Levy.

Meet the Cast of 1st Stage’s ‘One Man, Two Guvnors’: Part 5: Katy Carkuff by Alex Levy.

Meet the Cast of 1st Stage’s ‘One Man, Two Guvnors’: Part 6: Mark Lee Adams by Alex Levy.

Meet the Cast of 1st Stage’s ‘One Man, Two Guvnors’: Part 7: Bess Kaye by Alex Levy.

Yvonne French’s review of  ‘One Man, Two Guvnors’ on DCMetroTheaterArts.

 

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