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Grad Acting: Rosa Gilmore in "The Importance of Being Earnest"

Friday, Nov 3, 2017

Photo credit: Deborah Lopez

Rosa Gilmore ('16) is currently in rehearsals for "The Importance of Being Earnest" at Two River Theater. Catch the show from November 11th - December 3rd. Her theatre credits include Lucentio in The Taming of the Shrew (Shakespeare in the Park), This Is How It Ends (59E59), Robin Hood, Three Sisters, The Coming World (Williamstown Theatre Festival), Sehnsucht (Jack Theater) and her TV credits include The Handmaid's Tale, Elementary, Going Places, & Modern Love

Rosa was interviewed by Broadway World about her experience in rehearsal at Two River and her time at Grad Acting. An excerpt from this interview:

"I really can't overstate how important the grad program at Tisch was to me. The community it opened me up to was invaluable. I often find myself filled with renewed appreciation and gratitude for the things I learned, especially when working on a play like Earnest. There's such a specific style to Wilde's play, and it requires the most detailed attention to text, to pitch, to accent, to breath, to Alexander Technique while wearing a corset. The list goes on. And I feel so lucky to have the toolbox school gave me to tackle the play. But even outside of the work, my training is with me everyday. We were taught to embrace possible failure, and rather than apologizing for it, to say, 'you're welcome.' It's the NYU Grad Acting mic drop-to have the courage to embrace each try, whether successful or not, and just say, 'There you go. You're welcome.' And maybe even more importantly, we were taught to embrace the joy."