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Director Gil CatesActor Linda LavinActor Samantha Mathis
Producer Dennis Doty
Director Gil CatesActor Linda LavinActor Samantha MathisProducer Dennis Doty
 

Director
 
"We try to tell the story so it's honest and real, and leave out the parts that don't have a specific purpose."

 

Actor
 
"Donald Margulies understands about the loss of yourself as you get older, as you gain more wisdom."

 

Actor
 
"One of the brilliant things about the play is that there are arguments made for both sides through the whole piece as to who is right and who is wrong."

 

Producer
 
"It was one of the easiest play-to-screen translations I've ever experienced."

 
 
 
The Source
•  Underlying Themes
 
From Stage to Screen
•  Acting On Stage vs. Acting On Screen
 
The Characters
 
The Job of Directing
•  Working With the Actors
•  Telling the Story
•  Pacing
 
 
Choosing the Role
 
The Source
 
The Job of Acting
•  On Stage Versus On Screen
 
Building the Character
•  Who is Ruth Steiner?
•  Identifying With the Character
 
The Characters' Relationship
 
 
 
The Source
 
The Job of Acting
•  Acting On Stage Versus Acting On Screen
•  Working With the Co-Lead
•  Working With the Director
 
Building the Character
•  The Characters' Relationship
 
 
 
From Stage to Screen
 
The Producer's Job
 
Working With PBS
 
 

 

 

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