LEON RUSSOM // artist profile
All Photos by Peter Konerko for @ This Stage Magazine
Well-wrought words. The search for form and beauty where there apparently is none. The audience.
Always Shakespeare, Thelonius Monk, Bob Dylan, Beckett, Edward Hopper, George Carlin. Lately… Karl Ove Knausgaard, Nicholson Baker, Bernie Sanders, Samantha Bee.
I wouldn’t be me. A mongol horseman, perhaps. An elephant.
A changeling. Odd, dreamy, curious, quiet.
Samuel Beckett, Peter Brook, Paul Scofield, Marlon Brando, and Shakespeare.
A significant, surprising, and delightful form.
I’ve just closed Padraic Duffy’s Past Time with French Stewart at Sacred Fools. Now I’m rehearsing King Lear at Loft Ensemble, which opens July 9.
To survive King Lear, and then see what’s on the horizon.