Art Theatre Athens, Greece
One of the Best Productions of 2022!
"In the Art Basement, an incredible American actor, Gene Gillette, gave a fantastic lecture as Antonin Artaud in the play "Artaud / Van Gogh" by Iolis Andreadis and Aris Asproulis. Gillette is accomplishing something unimaginably difficult. He gets so deep into his role that he becomes Artaud himself. His monologue is delusional and at the same time so hypnotic that it pulls you along and takes you on a journey into the abyss of a troubled soul, revealing the truth to you.
A performance - a real experience of how an actor can embody such a troubled personality and achieve perfection in the delivery of his speech. And all this on a completely empty stage - that of the basement of the Art theater - with minimal props.”
Photo by Kiki Pappadopoluos
THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME
FIRST NATIONAL TOUR
"Eventually he exposes a series of lies that have sustained his relationship with his father (played to perfection by experienced stage and TV actor Gene Gillette)"
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD ON BROADWAY AND MADISON SQUARE GARDEN
Understudy: Bob Ewell, Mr. Cunnigham, Horace Gilmer
"It's been the house of Muhammad Ali, Patrick Ewing and Billy Joel. Now, Madison Square Garden belongs to Harper Lee, too.
And to playwright Aaron Sorkin, director Bartlett Sher and the cast of Broadway’s smash-hit “To Kill a Mockingbird,” who, for an astonishing afternoon, took over the Garden and captivated an audience 18,000 strong"
WITH FRANCES MCDORMAND
"Frances McDormand is so thoroughly engrossing a Lady MacBeth, and so unforgettable in her sleepwalking scene...James Carpenter's firmly royal Duncan anchors the scene where we learn the gory military heroics of MacBeth, vividly related by Gene Gillette as a badly wounded soldier"
San Francisco Chronicle
"The director had seemingly endless talent to burn in the explosive Gillette, an actor whose expletive -laced speeches threatened to go nuclear. You could feel ears scorching and paint peeling as Gillette worked to the very edge of his character haunted by the ghost of George C. Scott and just a touch of Tony Soprano"
Santa Cruz Metro
SECOND NATIONAL TOUR
"As seen this month at a West Palm Beach tour stop, the cast hits all the right emotional notes. Gene Gillette shows the defeated spirit of Ted under his drunken bluster"