By Catey Sullivan | TimeOut Chicago
“About a year ago, Adam Poss was laying it all bare as the inadvertently patricidal ex-con in the heated heart of Luis Alfaro's Oedipus El Rey, a gangland retelling of the Oedipus myth. It was a ruthlessly indelible performance, and one that Poss followed up with something totally different: A cruelly menacing college boy in the Goodman's Teddy Ferrara. Other notable turns for Poss include a polyrhythmic, poetry spouting beatnik in 16th Street Theater's The Beats and a conflicted son of a dying diner owner in Silk Road Rising's Lake Effect. He's the rare actor with the ability to morph into whatever the text demands.”
By Tony Adler | Chicago Reader
“Last summer Adam Poss contributed mightily to the general greatness of Victory Gardens Theater's barrio-gritty Oedipus el Rey, with an intense turn in the title role. About seven months later he was scary charming as the manipulative gay editor of a college newspaper in Goodman Theatre's Teddy Ferrara. I didn't register the name from one show to the next, and the performances were so divergent, the types of energy they expressed so very different, it didn't occur to me that I was watching the same person each time. Then I saw Poss in The Lake Effect at Silk Road Rising and looked up his credits. Quelle surprise.”
Denver Center for the Performing Arts
Actor Adam Poss says of Robert O'Hara's new production of "Macbeth" for the DCPA Theatre Company: "It's going to be a little different." Yep. In O'Hara's world, the story s being told as a passion play by a coven of warlocks. So thisproduction calls for an all-male cast, including Poss as perhaps the most bloodthirsty, man-like woman in the Shakespeare canon. "Macbeth" plays from Sept. 15 through Oct. 29 in the Space Theatre at the Denver Performing Arts Complex. For tickets, call 303-893-4100 or go to DenverCenter.Org. Video by John Moore and David Lenk for the DCPA NewsCenter. Read more from our interview with Poss at MyDenverCenter.Org.
Silk Road Theater
Actor Adam Poss speaks about playing the role of Vijay in Silk Road Rising's production of Rajiv Joseph's "The Lake Effect."
Silk Road Rising presents the World Premiere of Rajiv Joseph's "The Lake Effect," directed by Timothy Douglas and featuring Minita Gandhi, Adam Poss, and Mark Smith. April 23 - May 26, 2013.
In a depressed Cleveland neighborhood amidst a fierce winter storm, an Indian American brother and sister, long estranged, are reunited by the sudden death of their father. Enter their late father's African American confidante and gambling bookie, and a slew of family secrets get unearthed. The Lake Effect sets in motion a complicated web of relationships and conflicts that challenge our perceptions of race, gender, and success.
To learn more about "The Lake Effect" or to purchase tickets please visit: www.silkroadrising.org