Roscoe Orman

the brooklyn mouth speaks with Bronx native Roscoe Orman who has played Gordon on Sesame Street for 38 years. Orman attended The High School of Art and Design where he started out in the visual arts. Spotted by a producer in a school production, he began performing Off-Broadway during his last year of high school.

Orman discusses his theater roots and his time during the 60s with the Free Southern Theater based in New Orleans, an integrated company of actors who traveled throughout the South performing plays relevant to the civil rights movement.

Roscoe Orman in a production of August Wilson's Jitney

In part 2 of the brooklyn mouth interview with Roscoe Orman he starts off discussing his musical side and talks about the challenge of portraying a real life individual like Lincoln Perry, commonly known as Stepin Fetchit. He also delves into how he approaches the character of Gordon and his evolution over the years.

Orman says he knew instantly Sesame Street was not your average kids show and goes into how its diverse cast changed the face of television.

Roscoe Orman at the Crystal Awards

In part 3 of the brooklyn mouth interview with Roscoe Orman who has played Gordon on Sesame Street for 38 years, he talks about his writing including his memoir and children’s book, Ricky and Mobo, as well as his painting.

the brooklyn mouth had a chance to catch up with refreshing young actress Brooke Bundy who plays Octavia, a member of Katniss Everdeen’s prep team in The Hunger Games. The northern California native and graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts shares her views on acting and how ingenuity and taking initiative led to her first professional on screen role in one of the most anticipated films of the year.

Bundy is a member of Bats the resident acting company of downtown New York theater The Flea and produces a monthly variety show, The Witching Hour at Jimmy’s 43 in the East Village.

Nelson Ascencio

The Brooklyn mouth speaks with actor and comedian Nelson Ascencio of MADtv fame. After taking a break from acting, the Cuban-born Ascencio returned to the screen last year in Paul and appears in the movie The Hunger Games as Flavius, a member of Katniss Everdeen’s prep team.

Ascencio speaks candidly about the ups and downs of the business and what keeps him inspired.

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