Rehearsal of Breathing Under Dirt in July in Los Angeles. L to R: Cynthia Watros (Patience), Tina Sloan (Grace) and Director Grant Aleksander. Photo by Emma Rose Marie Gilliland.
As seen in DC Metro Theater Arts: http://dcmetrotheaterarts.com/2016/08/05/behind-scenes-breathing-dirt-part-2-director-grant-aleksander/
In Part Two of a series of three interviews taking you behind the scenes of Lower Shore Performing Arts Company‘s production of Breathing Under Dirt, meet Director Grant Aleksander.
Known for years to many as the character Phillip Spaulding on CBS Guiding Light, Aleksander has always struck me as an actor who is consistently in control of his craft while consciously continuing to perfect it and set high standards for himself.
I found Grant quite sensitive and refreshing, who spoke both from his heart and his mind about his directorial approach to the scripted words penned by his good friend Michael O’Leary, and how his vision of the play took shape over time. His insight into the nature of our collective human experience breathes life into this highly complex, metaphoric, and potentially transformative work. For the full story, see the link above.
Grant Aleksander Photo by: Deborah Lopez