CATCH UP ON YOUR READING
CATCH UP ON YOUR READING
Let’s talk about the things that acting classes don’t usually talk about. Let’s talk about the strange intersection of art, commerce, passion and endurance that is life as a working actor. Actor Andrew Burlinson AB ’97 (Parks and Recreation, Just Add Magic) talks about his nearly twenty-year career as a character actor and the challenges of navigating between work in theater, film, television, new media and commercials. Whether you’re fresh out of acting school or fighting career burnout, Andrew will share his experiences to help you keep your eye on the big picture while keeping your finger on your own artistic pulse.
The Harvardwood Salon Series gives attendees the unique opportunity to engage in in-depth discussion with the featured guest in an intimate setting. Salons are only open to Harvardwood Members & Friends. Please scroll to the bottom of this page to find out how you may attend.
Andrew Burlinson is a seasoned actor whose professional career spans nearly twenty years. He is currently a series regular on the Amazon Prime Original JUST ADD MAGIC. He had a recurring role on PARKS AND RECREATION (NBC) and has appeared on SILICON VALLEY (HBO), CASUAL (Hulu), BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (NBC) and CRIMINAL MINDS (CBS). He will appear next in the feature film FORD VS. FERRARI from director James Mangold (WALK THE LINE, LOGAN) which stars Christian Bale and Matt Damon.
Originally from Larchmont, New York, Andrew graduated cum laude with a degree in English and American Literature from Harvard University where he was active in the theater and improv scene. At Harvard, Andrew was a four year member and President of the Hasty Pudding Theatricals.
After college, Andrew studied acting in New York and eventually won a coveted spot as a Blue Man in the world famous BLUE MAN GROUP. He performed for thousands of theater goers in New York, Boston, Chicago and Brazil over the course of his nearly seven year tenure as a Blue Man.
Andrew has also appeared in highly visible commercials for Hyundai, Volkswagen, Ford, Tamiflu, Verizon Fios, Comcast, Avis, Vizio, and AT&T among many others. Andrew has appeared in so many commercials, he was once recognized at Dodgers Stadium as "that guy" from "that thing" on "my TV."
For more info, head over to www.andrewburlinson.com.
1) You must be a dues-current Harvardwood Member or Friend. Not a member?
2) Complete this brief interest form so we can learn more about you and your interest in attending this event. Please log in to access the form. The deadline for the interest form is August 15, 2019.
3) You will be contacted by the Directors of Harvardwood Salons. If it is possible for you to attend, the Directors will send you the link to RSVP. If not, you will be placed on a waitlist. Capacity is extremely limited, and priority for future Salon registrations will be given to people who have previously been waitlisted in order to ensure equitable distribution among the membership.
This is a restricted event, and advance and approved registration completed per the steps above is required. Due to extremely limited capacity, no walk-ins will be admitted; anyone who is not registered will be turned away at the door.
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