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The Actor's Craft: How Caesar Samayoa Builds Diverse Characters in Come From Away

The Broadway vet shows us how he manages to play five characters over the course of 90 minutes. logo

There are dozens of characters in Irene Sankoff and David Hein's Tony-nominated musical Come From Away, which explores the unexpected aftershocks of the September 11 terrorist attacks in a small Canadian town. For many actors, playing one role is a challenge. But what happens when you have to play five characters, all of whom are from different socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds and speak different dialects? As cast member Caesar Samayoa shows us in the first edition of our series The Actor's Craft, you start from the ground up.