A variety of actors alternated throughout the venue playing the roles of Lawrence Talbot / The Wolfman and The Wolfen Boy. Of these energetic and skilled performers, veteran and award-winning stage actor Darryl Maximilian Robinson ( The Founder of the multiracial chamber theatre, The Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago and The Excaliber Shakespeare Company Los Angeles Archival Project ) as Lawrence Talbot / The Wolfman and Alexander Peralta ( aka "B-Boy Alex" ) as The Wolfen Boy, made memorable impressions in these character parts. Photos of these talented "Scareactors" "Behind-The-Scenes" preparing to play their roles have become popular on the web. … [Read more...] about Chicagoan Darryl Maximilian Robinson’s Universal “Wolfman” Tale!
"Birth Of A Nation" would also prove the "casting template" used by the vast majority of white producers and directors and writers for all black actors and actresses in Hollywood and Broadway for nearly a century, which would relegate performers of color ( no matter how talented, gifted, knowledgeable or skilled ) to submissive, unintelligent, stereotypical and demeaning characterizations of blacks for the full-length of their careers. … [Read more...] about Darryl Maximilian Robinson’s Booker T. Washington ‘Ragtime’ Notes
Drew Fitzsimmons had worked with and saw musical theatre veteran Darryl Maximilian Robinson delight audiences, receive fine reviews and capture a 2013 Los Angeles Kentwood Players' Marcom Masque Theatre Award nomination for Best Actor In A Major Supporting Role for his performance as the historic black orator and educator Booker T. Washington in a musical revival of Stephen Flaherty's, Lynn Ahrens' and Terrence McNally's "Ragtime" at The Westchester Playhouse in Los Angeles. He also knew Mr. Robinson was a trained and skilled Shakespearean actor whose clear and precise diction would be able to handle with ease the patter-style lyrics of G&S. However, Darryl Maximilian Robinson was already cast and scheduled to appear in the dual roles of The Narrator and The Mysterious Man in the December 2014 Burbank Community Theatre revival production of Stephen Sondheim's and James Lapine's "Into The Woods" under the skilled direction of Josh Shaw at the 1,200-seat Hall of Liberty of Forest … [Read more...] about Darryl Maximilian Robinson’s Mad ‘Pirates of Penzance’ Adventure