Join Austin Pendleton as he interviews
actor Peter Sarsgaard!
Sunday, July 12, 2015 | 7:30pm (doors at 7pm)
HB Playwrights Theatre, 124 Bank Street, NYC
All are welcome!
Meet & Greet Reception to follow
$10 suggested donation | $5 HB students & staff
PETER SARSGAARD continues to remain an actor renowned for his range and ability to access what is behind the often complicated facades of the characters he plays. He was most recently seen on the big screen in Kelly Reichardt’s NIGHT MOVES, Woody Allen’s BLUE JASMINE opposite Cate Blanchett and LOVELACE opposite Amanda Seyfried. Upcoming in 2015 he will appear in Scott Cooper’s BLACK MASS opposite Johnny Depp, Benedict Cumberbatch and Sienna Miller; PAWN SACRIFICE which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival alongside Tobey Maguire, Liev Schreiber and directed by Ed Zwick; Alain Choquart’s LADY GREY alongside Jeremie Renier and Emily Mortimer and EXPERIMENTER in which he portrays famed social psychologist Stanley Milgram. The film, directed by Michael Almereyda, world premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival to great reviews and will be released by Magnolia fall 2015. On the small screen he starred on NBC Television’s event series THE SLAP opposite Thandie Newton and Zachary Quinto and on season three of AMC’s critically acclaimed drama THE KILLING as death row inmate Ray Seward for which he received rave reviews. Previous film credits include: GREEN LANTERN, KNIGHT AND DAY, AN EDUCATION, ORPHAN, IN THE ELECTRIC MIST, ELEGY and RENDITION. Other film credits include: YEAR OF THE DOG directed by Mike White; JARHEAD directed by Sam Mendes; FLIGHTPLAN opposite Jodie Foster; THE DYING GAUL opposite Campbell Scott and Patricia Clarkson; KINSEY directed by Bill Condon and starring Liam Neeson and Laura Linney; GARDEN STATE opposite Zach Braff and Natalie Portman; SHATTERED GLASS opposite Hayden Christensen, for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe and K-19 WIDOWMAKER opposite Harrison Ford and Liam Neeson. On the big screen, Sarsgaard first received wide acclaim for his role as John Lotter, the tormenter and rapist in Kimberly Pierce’s BOYS DON’T CRY. Starring opposite Hilary Swank and Chloe Sevigny, he received critical praise for his searing portrayal of the violent ex-con ill-equipped to deal with a startling discovery. On stage, Sarsgaard was most recently seen playing HAMLET at Classic Stage Company. In 2008 Sarsgaard made his Broadway debut as Trigorin in Anton Chekov’s THE SEAGULL opposite Kristin Scott Thomas and Carrey Mulligan. This was the beginning of his critically acclaimed Anton Chekov run, which was followed by an off-Broadway run of UNCLE VANYA and culminated with THREE SISTERS both starring opposite Maggie Gyllenhaal. THREE SISTERS was nominated for a Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway and a Drama Desk Award. Sarsgaard made his theatrical debut in 1995 in the Off-Broadway production of Horton Foote’s LAURA DENNIS, which was directed by James Houghton. Sarsgaard attended the Actors’ Studio Program at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri and currently resides in Brooklyn with his wife, actress Maggie Gyllenhaal, and their two children.
AUSTIN PENDLETON – B.A. Yale University, 1961; studied acting in NY with Herbert Berghof, Uta Hagen and Robert Lewis. Apprenticed at Williamstown Theatre Festival; Acting: IVANOV (CSC), ROSMERSHOLM (Pearl Theatre), THE LAST WILL, LOVE DRUNK and ANOTHER VERMEER (Abingdon), MOTHER COURAGE and ROMEO AND JULIET (Public Theatre, Shakespeare in the Park), LIMONADE TOUS LES JOURS (The Cell), SMALL CRAFT WARNINGS (Mother of Invention), THE SUNSET LIMITED (Steppenwolf in Chicago, 59E59 in NY). Broadway: THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK, DOUBLES, HAIL SCRAWDYKE! (Derwent Award), THE LITTLE FOXES and FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, Off-Broadway: THE SORROWS OF FREDERICK, THE BLACK MONK, HUGHIE, SOPHISTRY, EDUCATING RITA, THE LAST SWEET DAYS OF ISAAC (Obie and Drama Desk Awards) and OH DAD… Title roles in HAMLET, RICHARD 3, and RICHARD 2 (Off-Off-Broadway), KING LEAR, WAITING FOR GODOT and QUILLS (New Rep, Boston); IVANOV and TARTUFFE (Yale Rep); AMADEUS (Cleveland Playhouse). Film: BAD CITY (DVD), WALL STREET: MONEY NEVER SLEEPS, A BEAUTIFUL MIND, TRIAL AND ERROR, THE ASSOCIATE, GUARDING TESS, MR. AND MRS. BRIDGE, THE MUPPET MOVIE, STARTING OVER, FRONT PAGE, WHAT’S UP DOC, SKIDOO, CATCH-22. TV: 100 CENTRE STREET, OZ, HOMICIDE, ST. ELSEWHERE. Directing–Broadway: SPOILS OF WAR, THE LITTLE FOXES (Tony nomination), JOHN GABRIEL BORKMAN, THE RUNNER STUMBLES and SHELTER. Directing–Off-Broadway: HAMLET, IVANOV, THREE SISTERS and UNCLE VANYA (CSC); VIEUX CARRÉ and TOYS IN THE ATTIC (Pearl), FIFTY WORDS (MCC). Directing–London: DETROIT (National Theatre). Directing–Regional: THE BIRTHDAY PARTY, DETROIT, LOVE SONG, FRANKIE AND JOHNNY, HARVEY, CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, THREE SISTERS, LOOSE ENDS, and SAY GOODNIGHT GRACIE (Steppenwolf). FATHERS AND SONS, BEACH HOUSE, THE MASTER BUILDER, MISS JULIE and THE DANCE OF DEATH (Long Wharf). KING LEAR, ELECTRA, ANGEL STREET, and THE CHERRY ORCHARD (Whole Theatre). Playwright: ORSON’S SHADOW, UNCLE BOB, BOOTH. Librettist: A MINISTER’S WIFE. Recipient of 2007 Drama Desk Special Award as Renaissance Man of the American Theatre.
This program is made possible by the the National Endowment for the Arts New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.