"Clybourne Park" Q&A with Cody Miranda
Welcome to the fourth?installment of our Q&A featuring the cast and crew of Redwood Curtain’s production of Clybourne Park, written by Bruce Norris and directed by James Floss. This week we feature Cody Miranda.
Clybourne Park?by Bruce Norris
April 30 to May 23
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 8pm. Sunday matinee on May 17?at 2pm.
Directed by James Floss
Clybourne Park explodes in two outrageous acts set fifty years apart. Act One takes place in 1959, as nervous community leaders anxiously try to stop the sale of a home to a black family. Act Two is set in the same house in the present day, as the now predominantly African-American neighborhood battles to hold its ground in the face of gentrification. This Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning comedy is savagely funny and insightful.
“Vital, sharp-witted and ferociously smart.” –?NY Times
When were you last on the Redwood Curtain stage?
I’ve done two shows at RCT, I was Bob Munger in Far East and I played Sharpe and King James in last season’s Equivocation.
What characters do you play? Tell us about them.
I’m playing Jim, a priest; Tom, a real estate agent; and Kenneth, a veteran.
What attracted you do doing his show?
I was attracted to this piece for a few reasons. First, as an actor, I love any chance to play multiple roles in a single show. I think thats one of the most exciting challenges a performer can have. And I think the show provokes a much needed dialogue. The show uses two scenes, focusing on a race based dialogue, to look at how we communicate across cultural communities in America. It’s an incredibly sharp show, brilliantly written.
What do you hope audiences come away with as the leave the theatre?
I hope that audiences read the show as well as see the production and that they take a moment after the piece to evaluate their own ability to participate in the dialogue the show presents.