We sat down for a chat with actor Michael Kostroff, best known for his five seasons as gang attorney Maury Levy on HBO’s legendary series, The Wire, and for his dozens of other television appearances, including roles on The Deuce, Billions, The Blacklist, Luke Cage, Madam Secretary, Law & Order: SVU, The Good Wife, Damages, Blue Bloods and in the HBO film Wizard of Lies, starring Robert De Niro.
Not On Netflix is back! Our semi-regular guide to Vancouver theatre – plays we’ve seen and think you should see too, shows we haven’t yet seen but we’re excited to see, and maybe a random curveball every now and then to keep you on your toes. So without further adieu, in no particular order, here is November’s edition.
The National Theatre in London is one of the UK’s most prominent publicly funded arts organizations. Across three stages at it’s home on the South Bank of the Thames, the NT stages around 25 productions a year – this year these include Angels in America starring Andrew Garfield, and Network starring Bryan Cranston.
After decades of auditioning, I’m more convinced than ever that it’s up there in our heads, in the space between our ears, that things have the greatest chance of going wrong. It’s my belief that the biggest mistakes actors make are in how we think about the process.
If you saw our fall performance of “Bug” by Tracy Letts you’re familiar with Lori Triolo as the powerhouse actor who played Agnes. She took the character from good-natured party girl hiding from her past to unhinged enabler ready to literally watch the world go up in flames.
It’s hard to imagine a downtown Vancouver not teeming with development – new office buildings perpetually under construction and a skyline getting higher and higher. But when you’ve not only been in Vancouver for a couple of decades but helmed the association representing the downtown core since 1992, you’ve seen a lot of things.