Angus Hepburn
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Current Projects 2017-2018

The latest project that I'm working on is a series of staged readings Women Plays and Politics - Suffragette plays from the AFL: 1907-1914.  The time is right to look at these works by professional playwrights during the movement to achieve women's emancipation at the beginning of the 20th century. While the core theme was votes for women, the AFL (Actresses Franchise League) were also deeply concerned with getting equal pay for women, ending domestic slavery, and putting a stop to sexual harassment in the workplace. Although some of these aims were met early on, for some, the battle still continues over a hundred years later. Hopefully, the readings will be set up when I get back to New York next year.

In late August, I moved (temporarily) to London to help daughter Jennifer (currently in Mamma Mia in the West End) with looking after the three kids (ages 4, 7 and 9) which rather put a hold on work.  I should be back in New York in January.
Stephanie, however put in an appearance as Mrs Soames in Our Town in Wappinger Falls in November.

In July, I was cast in several roles in a staged performance of 1776 on Bannerman Island in the Hudson River. The Bannerman Trust are introducing performances in the ruins of the castle and surrounding gardens during the summer months. This, for me, involved coping with a labyrinth of supporting characters, all with different accents - it turned into quite a roller-coaster ride keeping track of which voice went with which character. The Show, however, was a great success (despite the fact that I was even singing in it!) Hopefully they'll invite me back for future shows. July 13-July 15, 2018

After a hiatus of a year while the company was restructured, Theatre Uncut (www.theatreuncut.com), the London-based political theatre group run by Hannah Price and Emma Callendar, released the 2018 Power Plays.  This year, Female writers were commissioned to produce pieces on the @MeToo movement and to explore the theme of power from a theatre perspective. I pulled together the Usual Suspects fro my group OffTheCuff-NY and we performed staged readings in a thrust format in the Howland Arts Center in Beacon on June 27, 2018.  Theatre Uncut are currently running a competition co-sponsored by the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, the Young Vic, London, and the Sherman Theatre, Cardiff, for a new political play. Hopefully, the winning play will be released for  performance next year. The power playes were originally released for right-free performance in May/June 2018. The rights-free period has now been extended until the end of December 2018.

At the beginning of 2018, I had the great delight of playing The Haberdasher in Rhett Martinez's Three on a Match at the IATI theatre in the East Village in June 2016 when the IATI search for plays to produce was run. It was then selected for a full production, directed by Eric Parness of Resonance Productions. A tight 4-hander complete with fight scenes and political overtones. IATI Theatre, Feb 23-March 17, 2018

In October, I got to go down to the Biltmore Theatre (yes, in the Biltmore Hotel) in Florida for a reading of the latest version of Jim Fuld's The Fateful Year. I'd been in a couple of earlier versions in New York and this was a try-out for Joseph Adler's GableStage Company. A wonderful space and lovely people. After the post-show discussion, Jim was excited tobegin working on further revisions.  Gable Stage October 23, 2017

A soon as Bedroom Farce closed in July, I had a morning's filming for the new Spielberg Film The Post in which I played Judge Gesell, the Federal Judge who presided over the Appeals Court during the Watergate Hearings. As long as you don't blink you'll catch a glimpse of me. But I did get to meet Tom Hanks and Stephen Spielberg! Filmed at the Brooklyn Courthouse July 24, 2017.

A nice bit of theatre fun in mid July at the Playhouse Theatre at Museum Village in Monroe, New York.  Stephanie and I played the older couple (the parents of one of the protagonists) in Bedroom Farce by Alan Ayckbourn. Lots of double takes and frustrated pouts! Great to work with Stephanie again. July 14-23, 2017

This was followed the next month by a reading of the latest version of  Greg Bodine's CIA thriller To the Company Born at the Players Club in New York City on June 6th 2017. Always fascinating to see how the play evolves.

King Lear - A reading of a new abridgement of King Lear Written and directed by John William Schiffbauer. I was finally persuaded to tackle the King - a role I had carefully hidden from for some time. It turned out to not be as scary as I had feared. Also a great reunion of many of the Hamlet cast from John's production back in 2013. The reading was at the Opera Theatre studio on  May 1st 2017.




 
Updated October 29th 2018