Noelle's Geiger's Productions

An Actors Carol World Stage Premiere

An Actors Carol World Stage Premiere
By Noelle Geiger on Dec 13, 2015 at 04:34 PM in Noelle's Geiger's Productions, An Actor's Carol, Kirk Geiger's Productions

Tony Award and three-time Emmy Award-winning actor Hal Linden, (Barney Miller, Gilmore Girls) and well-loved veteran film and TV actor Barry Cutler, (Scrubs, Deuce Bigalow) will split the bill for performances of the world premiere of Charles Evered’s An Actor’s Carol, produced by the Hi-Desert Cultural Center’s prestigious Hi-Desert Playhouse theater division and directed by Evered.

I've gotten a lot of flack from the gay community about casting straight actors in gay roles, but I've also cast gay actors in straight roles and I'll bet you didn't know that, but I did. I don't discriminate against straight or gay people in casting; I'm open to good acting. Let's take Kirk Geiger, who played Ty in the Sordid Lives movie. The day he auditioned for me, he was very gay. I didn't feel it was my right to ask if he was gay or straight, but I cast the best actor in the role. You know what I say to people who criticize me for that? I say, "Fuck you." In Yellow, I happen to have a straight boy playing a straight boy and a gay boy playing a gay boy, but they were the best actors for the roles.
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