William Inge’s first Broadway hit COME BACK, LITTLE SHEBA, penned in 1950, is indeed a theater classic and yet different from the typical successful play: there is not much of a plot. In fact, you have to wait for almost the middle of the play for the one big crisis [...]Read more ›
Articles by: Nancy Kersey
Nancy has worked as a producer, director, writer and actor in the professional theater encompassing Broadway, non-profit theater, Off-Broadway and the cabaret circuit for over twenty-five years. A native of Delaware, this classically-trained performer earned a B.A. in Theater at the University of Delaware and studied acting and playwrighting in several theater schools in New York City including a brief stint with the Royal Shakespeare Company. She has taught acting and writing through the Delaware Arts Council and the New York Council Theater for a New Audience programs. Nancy served as an adjudicator for the Samuel French New Play Festival and the Delaware Theater Company student play competitions. For several years she wrote play and book reviews for the Philadelphia-based monthly "The Irish Edition." She retired from the professional theater and returned to her community theater roots appearing in productions at The Barnstormers, and the Chapel Street Players. She recently won an acting award for Outstanding Performance for her work in "Colorblind: the Katrina Monologues" at the Eastern Theater Association regional One-Act Play Festival competition.
The Kent County Theater Guild has enjoyed tremendous success with a local favorite holiday treat THE FARNDALE AVENUE HOUSING ESTATE TOWNSWOMEN’S GUILD DRAMATIC SOCIETY’S PRODUCTION OF A CHRISTMAS CAROL by David McGillivray and Walter Zerlin. They have staged this show again due to popular demand. Full disclosure for me – [...]Read more ›
What compels somebody to constantly study dancing, voice, acting and struggle to find work when the odds are against him/her to find steady work, let alone fame? That question and the rich variety of answers from an eclectic group of dancers is the framework for A CHORUS LINE where at [...]Read more ›
I have seen many productions of THE SUNSHINE BOYS in my lifetime. I approach each production with a little apprehension because if the actors and director do not get the tone exactly right from the beginning, the audience winds up watching characters fight intensely throughout the show and no amount [...]Read more ›
Long considered a landmark play in the American theater, Tennessee Williams’ A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE won the playwright a Pulitzer Prize in 1948 and introduced the theater world to Marlon Brando in a big way. In the original Broadway production, director Elia Kazan focused more on the character of Stanley [...]Read more ›
Long before Woody Allen made neurotic love an art form, he was a joke writer for some of the biggest comedy names in the business. DON’T DRINK THE WATER was his first big hit play, produced on Broadway in 1966 running over 600 performances. That talent for writing very funny [...]Read more ›