Hi, my name is Mason Forringer. I’m a sophomore actor at the SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Theater Arts. I was born and raised in Fleminton, NJ. Some past things I’ve been up to include Dark of The Moon (Preacher Haggler), The Man Who Came to Dinner (Bert Jefferson) at Hunterdon Central Regional High School and Romeo and Juliet (Lord Capulet) at The Shakespeare Academy at Stratford. I’m extremely greatfull that I am able to continue this great journey at Purchase where I am always striving to be the best artist I can be. When I saw the cast list for Roe Versus Wade and discovered I was gonna play three different roles I was a little taken back. Every production is a brand new challenge, which should be viewed with fresh eyes. How was I gonna tackle these rolls and make them distinct and grounded in the world we are creating? Trey in particular was challenging, because he bounced off the page as this womanizing asshole, and that might be true, but the actor cannot judge their character in that way. Our job is to present and tell the truth. With Trey I had to look at him as a human first, character second. From there the work came alive, and we were off to the races. This show has been quite the journey, and I can only hope that what we’ve done will peek the audience’s interest to look closer at social, moral, and political issues in our society and to keep the conversation going. Thank you, and stay bold.
I would like to thank my family and friends for their endless support and love, my teachers for pushing my forward, and I would like to dedicate this show and my performance to Chris. Thank you for everything brother, we’ll see each other again someday.
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