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    May 10, 2024
    4:45 pm - 6:30 pm
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Finding Her Way to the Right Story: A Conversation with Joanna Gleason
Friday 5/10/24, at 4:45pm ET - NOTE: interview will start at 5:15!

Community Gathering on Zoom - register with the bright red reservation box to receive the Zoom link. These gatherings are a service for the theater community and are offered free for TRU members; we ask that non-members help keep us running by making a donation or joining as a member.

In the room: Joanna Gleason, actress in theater (Tony winner for Into the Woods, nominee for A Day in the Death of Joe Egg and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels), film (Crimes and Misdemeanors, Hannah and Her Sisters, Heartburn, Boogie Nights) and TV (The Good Wife, The West Wing). She also coaches singing actors and has dipped her toe into film directing. What is her favorite medium to work in, and why? Does each have its satisfaction? How does she choose her roles? Are there differences in how she approaches a role in film versus stage? What were some of her most gratifying moments, in or out of the spotlight? And what advice does she have for younger actors looking to build a career? We'll even talk about what it was like being the daughter of a TV icon! (If you don't know who, come join us and find out.)

    has appeared in fifteen Broadway and Off-Broadway and Off-off Broadway shows, winning the Tony for Best Actress in a Musical in Stephen Sondheim’s Into The Woods. She has three Drama Desks, and two Outer Critics’ nominations and wins. Other Broadway: Dirty, Rotten Scoundrels, Joe Egg, The Real Thing, I Love My Wife, Nick And NoraOff- Broadway includes shows for The Public Theatre (The Normal Heart), The Roundabout (Sons of the Prophet), and Manhattan Theatre Club.(It’s Only A Play, Eleemosynary). Film work includes Woody Allen’s Crimes and Misdemeanors, Hannah and Her SistersBoogie Nights, Last Vegas, The Skeleton TwinsTelevision includes The Affair, West Wing, The Newsroom, Friends, Bette, Murphy Brown, Blue Bloods, The Girls On The Bus  and many more. She can tango. She has written and directed two films: “Morning Into Night” (a short) and the recently completed “The Grotto” (feature) which won Best Narrative Feature at the Heartland International Film Festival as well as 4 more prizes in Festivals around the U.S.