La MaMa Blogs: 6 Questions: Kyle Griffiths

Thursday, March 29, 2018

6 Questions: Kyle Griffiths

Actor Kyle Griffiths is currently appearing in Takeshi Kawamura and John Jesurun's Distant Observer: Tokyo/New York Correspondence at the Ellen Stewart Theatre here at La MaMa.  Kyle answered our 6 Questions about Distant Observer, who inspires him and working at La MaMa.  You can read his answers below and get your tickets to the final weekend of Distant Observer: HERE.

1. Who do you play in Distant Observer?

A friend, an embassy worker, a bureaucrat.

2. What made you want to be a part of this project?

It's a unique opportunity to work with both John and Kawamura. The script is such an interesting amalgamation of writing styles and it's a wonderful experience to immerse yourself in the world they have created.

3. What is your favorite part of (or favorite line from) the show?

"I thought I was an actor but now I am lost in a sea of words."

4. What is the last good book you read (or film or theater piece or museum exhibit you saw etc)?

I spent a day at the Met recently, it was a bit overwhelming, there are so many great exhibits. However, what stuck with me the most was a fantastic exhibition of Thomas Cole paintings.

5. Who inspires you?

My father, he's a very adventurous person and always willing to take chances.  Also many of my friends who are involved in the arts, we are always sharing ideas and pushing each other forward.

6. What does working at La MaMa mean to you?

It's a great pleasure to be able to perform at La MaMa, there's a lot of history here, and being surrounded by people who are so passionate about the arts makes the experience truly special.


La MaMa presents

Distant Observer: 

Tokyo/New York Correspondence

Written and Conceived by Takeshi Kawamura and John Jesurun

Translation by Aya Ogawa

Distant Observer: Tokyo/New York Correspondence is a collaboration between Japanese playwright/director Takeshi Kawamura and American playwright/director John Jesurun. The project is conceived as a play written and directed in collaborative partnership by both artists. Written in corresponding chapters by each playwright, it combines two established artists of the same generation, both with distinct voices and significant work, in a deep creative conversation across cultures.

Anastasia Olowin | Kotoba Dan | Claire Buckingham | Kyle Griffiths | Samuel Im

March 16, 2018 - April 1, 2018 - Final 4 performances!

The Ellen Stewart Theatre 
66 East 4th Street
(between Bowery and Second Avenue)
New York, NY 10003

Tickets: $25 Adults; $20 Students/Seniors; La MaMa's 10 @ $10 tickets available for all performances, while supplies last

For Tickets & Info: CLICK HERE

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