Peter Nerad on acting

Peter Nerad, who is the Player in Boys in the Basement, became an actor after a career in ad copy writing. Acting out commercials for clients gave him the acting bug. His favorite role was in a recent short film, playing a character based on an actual 1960s record producer. Watch Peter discuss that role […]

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Bryan Jansyn on acting

Bryan Jansyn knew he wanted to be an actor when he was in his junior year of college. He had been studying film editing, but wasn’t feeling the passion — until a classmate asked him to be in their student film Watch Bryan talk more about his dream role and his favorite role to date […]

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Why Gina Palmer became an actor

Gina Palmer loves to play pretend, so it was only natural that she got into acting, says the actor who plays Sarah in the upcoming 2nd Act Players production of Boys in the Basement. Does Gina have a dream role she wants to play? Find out by watching her discuss acting and her feelings about […]

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How Chris Johnson got into acting

A search for his creative outlet led Chris Johnson into his acting career. Playing Sonny in New ear’s Eve at grandma’s House, the first play produced by the 2nd Act Players back in 2013, is Chris’ favorite role to date. Watch him discuss what roles he’d love to play as his career advances. Simply click […]

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Why John Frank became an actor

It started with his love of writing. Lifelong journalist John N. Frank wanted to write plays, so he began studying acting to see what plays looked like from the actors’ perspective. Thanks to some great early acting teachers, Frank fell in love with acting. Could you see him playing Clemenza in the Godfather? Learn how that […]

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Who is Sarah in Boys in the Basement?

Boys in the Basement talks about divorce from the male perspective, but the Boys also have two women in their midst, Chrissy and Sarah. Sarah has also been divorced but not embittered as the boys are, says Gina Palmer who will be portraying Sarah in the 2nd Act Players’ November production of Boys in the Basement. […]

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Who is the Player in Boys in the Basement?

Player is at the center of the dysfunctional men’s club that is at the heart of the Boys in the Basement. Watch actor Peter Nerad, who will be portraying Player, talk about his character. Is Player a misogynist? Is Nerad? Watch his interview to find out. Click here to watch his interview now: Peter Nerad talks […]

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Who is Lawyer in Boys in the Basement?

A man who substitutes sex for love, that’s Lawyer, according to actor and playwright John N. Frank who will be playing lawyer in the 2nd Act Players’ November performances of Boys in the Basement. Watch John discuss how he’s drawing on his “wondering in the desert years” to craft his Lawyer character. John Frank on […]

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Who is the Landlord in Boys in the Basement?

Who is the landlord? On the surface, he runs the apartment building where Boys in the Basement takes place. But below that what makes this character tick? Watch Chris Johnson talk about his character in this exclusive video: Chris Johnson on the Landlord Will you love him, will you hate him? Chris has some other […]

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Making “Talking with My Dad” Meet Nurse James

Nurse James is a night nurse at our fictional St. Francis Hospital, the setting for Talking with my Dad. He has seen and heard it all during his many years at the hospital where he was himself born. Rather than become hardened by his experience, as have some of his colleagues, he has adapted a […]

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