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Larry Pine

Larry Pine

Actor
Born on Saturday, March 3, 1945

Interviewed on: Friday, May 22, 2015
Location: Primary Stages Offices
Interviewed by: Casey Childs
Interview #42
"We’re going to have to have support for the arts by the government again. I think if that happened we might have those companies again."
Larry Pine Highlights
Video Length: 6 Minutes
Larry Pine Interview
Video Length: 2 Hours, 7 Minutes

Larry Pine has had a long career as an actor, spanning many mediums. His Off-Broadway credits include: ALICE IN WONDERLAND (1975), MARCO POLO SINGS A SOLO (1977), THE MANDRAKE (1977), HENRY V (1984), AUNT DAN AND LEMON (1985), THE DOLPHIN POSITION (1992),  MIZLANSKY/ZILINSKY OR ‘SCHMUCKS’ (1998), THE SEAGULL (2001), STUFF HAPPENS (2006), A SPANISH PLAY (2007), SECRET ORDER (2007), TOP SECRET: THE BATTLE FOR THE PENTAGON PAPERS (2010), THE DESIGNATED MOURNER (2013), BILLY & RAY (2014), BURIED CHILD (2016), EVENING AT THE TALKHOUSE. Companies include:  NYSF/The Public, Primary Stages, Vineyard Theatre, New York Theatre Workshop, CSC Repertory, The Manhattan Project, and La Mama E.T.C. Select Broadway credits include: Angels in America, Bus Stop, The Royal Family, and Casa Valentina. Select Film and TV credits include: “House of Cards,” The Grand Budapest Hotel, Moonrise Kingdom, The Royal Tenenbaums, and many New York-based television.

Pine grew up in Midland, Texas and first got involved with acting in high school to avoid his speech class assignment: talking about himself. Following this class transfer and his roles in high school drama, he worked at the community theater in Midland, before bouncing around from college to college and ending up at New York University’s School of the Arts. While in his final year there, he met Andre Gregory and would go on to create, with other NYU graduates, the theater company The Manhattan Project. After lengthy periods of rehearsals, they premiered ALICE IN WONDERLAND to rave reviews.

Mentioned in Interview

Andre Gregory, Mike Nichols, Wallace Shawn, Joseph Papp, Raul Julia, Meryl Streep, Wilford Leach, Rosemarie Tichler, The Manhattan Project, NYSF/The Public, La MaMa E.T.C., UNCLE VANYA, THE MANDRAKE, MIZLANSKY/ZILINSKY OR "SCHMUCKS”, STUFF HAPPENS, THE SPANISH PLAY, THE DESIGNATED MOURNER, BILLY & RAY, DIONYSUS IN 69, THE SERPENT, ALICE IN WONDERLAND, OUR LATE NIGHT, THE SEAGULL, THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, HENRY V, GREEN CARD BLUES, AUNT DAN AND LEMON, TALK RADIO

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