Showing Up - A Conversation About the Audition: Life is a Role with the Punches
Please join the SAG-AFTRA Ohio-Pittsburgh Local and Pittsburgh's Arcade Theater for a screening of the documentary film "Showing Up - A Conversation About the Audition: Life is a Role with the Punches," produced and directed by Riad Galayini and James Morrison. The screening will be followed by a Q&A Session with the filmmaker James Morrison, who is in Pittsburgh filming the A&E TV series "Those Who Kill," and Pittsburgh casting director Nancy Mosser.
About the Film
In this unprecedented look at the audition, some of our most accomplished working actors reflect on the process and how it affects them. On the surface, Showing Up explores the actor's audition. Looking deeper, it transcends the profession and examines what it takes for all of us to pursue what we most want to achieve in life. www.showingupmovie.com
Showing Up also stars; Whitney Allen, Don Amendolia, Walter Bobbie, David Dean Bottrell, Melissa Bowen, Len Cariou, Kristin Chenoweth, Nick Chinlund, Kristen Cloke, Margaret Colin, Joel de la Fuente, Janeane Garofalo, Currie Graham, Richard Griffiths, Jonathan Groff, Philip Baker Hall, Julie Halston, Edward Hibbert, Pat Hingle, Ernie Hudson, Bill Irwin, Zoe Kazan, Tom Lacy, Nathan Lane, Andrea Martin, Margo Martindale, Harry Mastrogeorge, Jefferson Mays, Terrence McNally, Christopher Meloni, Chris Messina, Jack O'Brien, Denis O'Hare, Michael O'Keefe, Missi Pyle, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Laila Robins, Sam Rockwell, John Slattery, Lois Smith, Tamara Tunie, Eli Wallach, Julie White, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, BD Wong, and Debra Zane.
About James Morrison
James Morrison has directed, written or produced three award-winning short films and has had plays developed and produced by the Sundance Institute and Ensemble Studio Theatre among many others. As an actor, he served his apprenticeship with the Alaska Repertory Theatre in the late 70's and has since appeared at the La Jolla Playhouse, the Mark Taper Forum, Princeton's McCarter Theatre, the Pasadena Playhouse, the Salt Lake Acting Company, The Old Globe in San Diego and on London's West End at the Donmar Warehouse. He has received the Los Angeles Drama Critics' Circle Award and three Drama-Logue Awards for performance. His film appearances include the soon to be released I Am I, the recently completed One of Us Must Know, Catch Me If You Can, The One, Jarhead, American Gun, Wilderness Survival for Girls and Raspberry Magic. On television, in addition to 4 seasons on 24 as Bill Buchanan, James had recurring roles on ABC's Private Practice and Hawthorne for TNT, for three seasons. He starred as McQueen on FOX's cult sci-fi classic series Space: Above and Beyond and has been a guest on what might be hundreds of television shows including Law and Order, L.A., Six Feet Under, The West Wing, Frasier, Cold Case, The X-Files, and most recently, the YouTube web series, Blue with Julia Stiles, directed by Rodrigo Garcia and Revenge for ABC as the White Haired Man. Certified to teach yoga by the White Lotus Foundation, James teaches at L.A.'s oldest studio, the Yogaworks Center for Yoga in Larchmont Village on Saturdays with live percussionists, SoulKaTu. Also a singer/songwriter, his first album, Son to the Boy, is available on iTunes, Amazon and elsewhere, including www.jpmorrison.com. James lives in beautiful Ojai, California with his beautiful wife, Riad and his beautiful son, Seamus.
Arcade Comedy Theater (View)
811 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
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