As part of our ongoing Meet the Cast of Calendar Girls Blog Series, let us introduce you to Kory LaQuess Pullam:
ROLE: Liam, late 20s
AS DESCRIBED IN PLAYWRIGHT TIM FIRTH’S SCRIPT:
Liam would like to be directing other things than photoshoots for washing powders. He’s not so unprofessional as to let it show, but we can sense a slight weariness at having to deal with these women. . . . For Liam, this photoshoot is a job. And not a job he wanted.
DIRECTOR MARY FINNERTY’S COMMENT:
Kory LaQuess Pullam is a gifted young actor. I saw his work at Park Square Theatre’s production of Romeo and Juliet. He has a strong work ethic and a great ear for dialect.
QUESTION FOR KORY:
What characteristic or aspect of Liam seemed most important for you to bring out?
The most important thing to bring out in Liam is that this world is foreign to him. He’s from the UK, but not the specific region of Yorkshire like almost everyone else. Also, it’s important that we get the sense that Liam is bigger than all this. He’s meant for more and doesn’t have a tough time showing it.
Park Square Romeo and Juliet Representative Theatre Guthrie Theater: Choir Boy; Children’s Theatre Company: Charlotte’s Web; Pillsbury House Theatre: Prep; Walking Shadow Theatre Company: The Christians; Brave New Workshop: The Working Dead; History Theatre: Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story Training B.F.A., Acting/Directing, Stephen F. Austin State University Other Founder of Blackout Improv Upcoming Projects Guthrie Theater: The Parchment Hour; Underdog Theatre: Baltimore is Burning