Client News : Triumphant Return of Mandie Black
Put the kettle on, she's headed home.
Congratulations to client (and dear friend) Mandie Black on the wrap of her first big American National tour gig, Something Rotten.
She's been back in the Renaissance and out on the road for seventeen months and I can't wait to hear all about her adventures.
Check out her Instagram feed to get a peek into what the trip was like : @mandieblackforreal
I can't wait to get back in the studio with her.
Here's what Mandie had to say about our work together before she headed out :
Working with Christopher was an extremely fulfilling process for me, and undoubtedly helped me book my first national tour. We focused in great detail on the acting components of my song repertoire, and it helped me to understand how much more I had to give in an audition. Christopher is wonderfully articulate, and through discussion, I was able to make key decisions for my character in each song. What this allowed me to do was fully commit in the audition room.
Furthermore, his experience on both sides of the table really serves insight. As an actor, I could ask, "what do you do to physically ground yourself in a moment like this?" He could get up and show me. As a director, I could ask, "Does this communicate what you would need if casting this role?" He was able to see through the creative team's eyes.
Christopher has also helped me with the American accent, as my own British accent sometimes sits in California—which isn't always appropriate! Through audition sides, Christopher was able to approach it from both the technical and character-driven side of things.
Nothing makes me happier than seeing my friends and clients working. On stage, in rehearsal, in auditions, in the studio.
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Christopher Gurr is an American theatre artist and educator known for playing a wide range of roles on Broadway and across the U.S. as well as the more readily accessible reaches of Canada.
Native Southerner, Midwest educated, with chapters in Northern California and southern Appalachia he currently makes his home in New York City.