I first met James Wallis 5 years ago when he performed at one of our Screenplay Festival events when we were working at the National Film Board of Canada. Right away you could tell he was an actor on the rise as he always served the story he was performing in while also bringing an original and unique take. That is something that is very rare to see in an actor.
I was happy to sit down with James as he’s preparing to play Hamlet at the Monarch Tavern in downtown Toronto, Canada from February 2-7 2016. Go to http://www.shakespearebashd.com/hamlet.html for more information.
James also serves as the Artistic Director for the successful theatre company Shakespeare BASH’d.
Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you and your team to start the Shakespeare BASH’d company?
James Wallis: For me I was interested in doing Shakespeare’s plays very simply, with a bare bones approach to…
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