Meet Sam De Roest and The Waterman

Name: Sam De Roest

Where are you creating theatre? New York City

Tell us about your current project?

The Waterman revolves around a race of peaceful ocean-dwelling “Water People” who come into conflict with the so-called “Land Men” over their reckless pollution and illegal fishing practices. The two civilizations, both deeply suspicious of the other, are on the eve of a globally destructive war when a half-fish, half-man secret agent called The Waterman goes deep undercover as a human to save the day. The show is scored by a folk-rock palette, sometimes haunting, sometimes raucous, and always foot-stomping enjoyable. We grapple with questions about familial obligations, political war tactics, and what it means to love a half-human/half-fish.

What continues to inspire your art?

New audiences, The planet, making my friends laugh.

Any advice for your peers?

Make the show you’ve always wanted to see.

What’s next for you?

Writing a movie musical with The Barn, called Grapes of Rad

Sam De Roest is a Brooklyn based actor, improviser and playwright/composer. He is a graduate of Portland Actors Conservatory and the Curious Comedy Training Center in Portland, OR. In 2014, Sam and his writing partner Kyle Acheson (The Waterman) moved from Portland to New York City to pursue their interests in Musical Theatre.

Show Info:

September 9th-26th
The Player’s Theatre
$52

https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/10802140
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Published by malinism

Malini is a native New Yorker who has been involved in the arts for her entire life. She's served the theatre in many aspects of which she's very proud – actress, director, producer, stage manager, costume designer, prop designer, theatre reviewer, publicist and most recently writer/monologist. She received her BA in Theatre Arts and English Literature from Baruch College and her MFA in Directing from the Actors Studio Drama School. In 2003, Malini and her husband, Ian, created Black Henna Productions with a handful of innovative artists. Every member of the company collaborates on every piece, either writing, acting, directing, designing, or filling any other role that fit their own personal skills with a commitment to bring new, exciting, and challenging theatre to the world. She is an associate member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society and a member of the League of Professional Theatre Women. Malini received the Woman of Distinction Award for her contribution to Media, Arts and Culture from the City of New York in 2008. She is also a Person of Godspell which ran at Circle in the Square on Broadway from 2011-2012.

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