The Pickwyck had the pleasure of speaking with the engaging and talented Edmund Wiseman of the touring production of Birdsong! Take a look at this interview to see how Edmund got his start in theater and learn a bit more about Birdsong!
The Pickwyck had the pleasure of speaking with the engaging and talented Edmund Wiseman of the touring production of Birdsong! Take a look at this interview to see how Edmund got his start in theater and learn a bit more about Birdsong! Where did you grow up? Did you come from a theatrical family?
So, that is essentially how you discovered that you had a talent for performing?
What was one production that stuck with you and made you say, 'Wow, this is exactly what I want to do'?
Do you have a specific genre of theater that you tend to gear towards when auditioning for productions?
So, you mentioned graduating. We did a little bit of research on you, like you do for an interview, and we found that you went to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts to further your education! What was that experience like for you?
It was a bonding experience too for you and your classmates, right?
You've previously been in other touring productions. Do you prefer touring and performing for a different audience every other show or would you prefer a stable place such as a theater to perform every night?
Did you see any differences in how the audiences in these different countries reacted to the performances versus how audiences reacted in England?
Would you consider coming over into the states and performing on Broadway in the future?
You must've gone on a good day to get help on the subway because I've had issues on the subway before. I had a similar experience, it was a little old lady that helped me out as well! It must be little old ladies that just know that people need help.
Yeah! So in past productions, you've worked with so many actors. Who has been a strong costar you've worked with and why?
So how do you prepare yourself for a role? Do you have to get into a certain mindset when learning lines and everything or does it just come easily for you?
Going off of that, for those who don’t know about Birdsong, can you explain the show a little bit and tell us about your character?
So, can you personally connect with your character? Do you see qualities in this character that you possess yourself?
So as an actor, what would you want the audience to take away from your performance in this production?
I can only imagine what that was like for you. You just telling me about that makes me want to cry! So, what was one scene that was the most powerful for you to perform?
And the last question, what is one piece of advice that you hold onto when pursuing your career?
Were you completely enamored in Alan Rickman's presence? Because...wow.