Posts Tagged ‘chicago actress’

Behind the Scenes, Filming Episode 3 with Joyce Piven and Joan Cusack

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

Fear No ART Chicago airs on WTTW on March 31 @ 10 PM, April 3 @ Noon, April 6 @ 10:30 PM and April 23 @ 11:30 PM.  It also airs on WTTWPrime on April 1 @ 4 PM, April 7 @ 4:30 PM and April 9 @ 5 PM Our shoot day started at Read more…

Fearless Radio Mentions 3rd Episode

Friday, March 25th, 2011
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Discover the Artist Behind the Art on WTTW – Rare Joan Cusack Interview! In this 3rd episode, join host Elysabeth Alfano and go behind the scenes of the Piven Theatre Workshop with veteran actresses Joan Cusack ( in a rare interview) and Joyce Piven, discover the passion of puppeteer Blair Thomas and get homey with Read more…

Joan Cusack

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

Here is a clip from Elysabeth’s show, Fear No Art,  on Chicago’s PBS station, WTTW. Joan Cusack began her acting career at The Piven Theatre Worshop, studying under Byne and Joyce Piven and crediting Joyce Piven with being instrumental in her acting career and he “artist mother”. Cusack has twice been nominated for Academy Award Read more…

Joyce Piven & Joan Cusack

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

JOYCE PIVEN (Co-Founder / Artistic Director Emeritus) was one of the founding members and leading actresses at Playwrights’ Theatre, the group that spawned Compass Players and Second City.  With Playwright’s Theatre, she played leading roles in Midsummer Nights Dream, The Seagull, The Dybbuk, Round Dance and Caucasian Chalk Circle and studied extensively with Uta Hagen Read more…