The amazing Dionne Figgins who originated the role of the fierce Daisy Parker in A Wonderful World shares her views on an actor’s approach to developing and finding a character. Delve into the world of creating a character from scratch or one that already exists in the artistic sphere. What questions do you ask? What steps do you take? Where do you start?
Dionne Figgins began her career as a member of Dance Theatre of Harlem, under the direction of Arthur Mitchell, dancing lead roles in Serenade, Four Temperaments, Agon, and Concerto Barocco. She also appeared as a guest artist with Complexions Contemporary Ballet. Broadway credits include Hot Feet, Memphis, Leap of Faith, and Motown the Musical. Regional/Off-Broadway credits include Trip of Love, Chicago, and Smokey Joe’s Café. Film/TV credits include Power, Flesh and Bone (Yasmine), Bolden. She is the co-founder of Broadway Serves, a non-profit organization whose mission is to connect theater professionals to community service opportunities. Proud member of AEA/SAG.