Anthony's Open Road

  • INTERVIEWED BY:

    United States 2008

  • INTERVIEW LOCATION:

    New York, NY

  • AIRED ON:

    Public Television: Season 5

  • ON DVD:

    Roadtrip Nation: Season 5

ANTHONY VENEZIALE

Associate Artistic Director
Back House Productions

“The things that feel like play, are the ones that make the most resonance inside of you.”

INTERESTS:

Acting & Theatre

THEMES DISCUSSED:

Dedication Doubt Failure Focus Fulfillment Hard Work Passion Risk Struggle

TAGS:

alone, comedy, commitment, confirmation, excitement, freestyle, giddy, happiness, hip hop, improv, investment, New York, playing, production, rap, scared, vitality, writing

BIOGRAPHY:

Anthony Venaziale and Thomas Kail met each other while college students in Connecticut. Together, they wrote a comedy column for the school newspaper, and together, they were fired from this position. Through a student-run theatre department, they explored their passion for theater. Following graduation, they started Back House Productions. For years, Thomas and Anthony were barely scraping by, working 18 hours a day and surviving on Spaghettios, but they were both incredibly happy. They now run the successful theatre company and recently created Freestyle Love Supreme, a freestyle rap show.

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