Tuesday, April 22, 2014

6 Questions: Richard Stein of CUT + PASTE

photo by Jennifer Mirsky

Actor and Celebrity Hairdresser Richard Stein reveals the tricks of the trade and oh, so much more in Cut + Paste. Richard took some time out of preparing for the show and answered our 6 Questions:

1. How did your show CUT + PASTE come about?
I had begun work on this piece several months ago.  And somehow was offered the opportunity, while I was cutting a brand new client's hair - who happened to be involved with La Mama. When she heard I was working with Andrei Serban as the director she was impressed. He happened to call at that moment and the rest is history.

2. What will the audience experience at CUT + PASTE?
The evening is a walk through the mirror of the life of a 'celebrity' hair dresser who's looking for beauty. The auditorium becomes a beauty salon where entertainment is key.

3. Your a very well known as a celebrity hairdresser. How is that like theater?
The beauty salon is a form of theatre where transformation has to take place. I started out doing hair in London at age 15 by the time I was 17 I was working on style shoots for Vogue and Harpers Bazaar. I've always cut and styled iconic people in the arts,models, actors, writers, etc. I always got my best cues from them I had to develop my own timing. 

4. Whose hair would you LOVE to cut/style?
I'm always on the lookout for a face that begs to be famous.

5. Name someone or something that inspires you.
For years I've been searching for the miraculous written about by P.D.Ouspensky.

6.What does working at La MaMa mean to you?
It was a big thrill to work at La Mama in 2000 with Andrei Serban, in Richard 3.  I got to meet Ellen Stewart and help promote that production. Returning back home to this theatre is the best magical history tour ever.

La MaMa Presents
A Musical Memoir
by Richard Stein

CUT + PASTE: A Musical Memoir is cabaret evening replete with refreshments and ample lunacy, heart warming tales, songs, a dance or two and some well timed improvisation,that  takes the audience on a journey through the mirror of life from a man who has spent his in front of the looking glass. From London’s down and out East End to New York’s swanky Upper East Side Richard Stein cuts and pastes an evening you will not soon forget. 

One Performance Only!
Sunday, May 4th at 5pm

Tickets: $100 cabaret seating, including wine; $25 Adult/$20 Student/Senior.  Ten tickets priced at $10 are available, in advance only, via web, phone or box office as part of La MaMa's 10@$10 ticketing program.  10@$10 tickets are not available day of show.

For tickets and info: CLICK HERE