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Performance

Videos and Photos of Ace in performance (Adam A. Anderson)

"A Christmas Carol"
Role: Beau / Undertaker's Man

Dallas Theater Center 2016
Directed by Steven Walters
Scenic Design by Beowolf Borritt

All The Way DTC

"All The Way" - Robert Schenkkan
Role: Stokely Carmichael / David Dennis
Dallas Theater Center / Alley Theatre, 2016
Directed by Kevin Moriarty
Scenic Design by Beowolf Borritt

Dallas-based actor Adam "Ace" Anderson delivers one of the play's most gripping monologues in the second act as Stokely Carmichael — the man who popularized the term "black power" — when he calls on America to "stand up." The entire cast echo his call to arms, while standing amongst the Lincoln Memorial-esque columns of set designer Beowolf Borritt's set.

– Dallas Observer

Brothers Size

"Brothers Size" - Tarell Alvin McCraney
Role: Elegba
DFW Critics Choice 2015
Jubilee Theatre, 2015
Directed by Tre Garrett

Anderson gives a blazing performance, drawing us so powerfully into his story by the end of the first act we aren’t sure what he’ll have left for the second. No worries, apparently. Fiercely truthful performances from this four-man “band” of actors carry Wilson’s passionate story all the way. In the end, actors and audience are left looking at the scene onstage—all of us together, shocked and wondering and silent.

– Theater Jones

"Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" - August Wilson
Role: Levee Green

Best Actor 2014 // DFW Critics Choice 2014
Jubilee Theatre, 2014
Directed by Tre Garrett

"The Shipment" - Young Jean Lee
Role: Omar

Undermain Theatre, 2011
Directed by Stan Wojewodoski
Costume Design by Katie Nowacki

 

The opening act, a dance duo, sets up Lee’s double-barreled tactic (and dilemma). Dancer 1 (Christopher Piper – above) is happily hoofing it through Semisonic’s “F. N. T”, while Dancer 2 (Adam "Ace" Anderson) stands apart, clearly appalled by his partner’s blackface performance. Eventually, #2 can’t escape joining in — either because he’s determined to top #1 or he just gets caught up in the physical joy of it.  Lanky-and-nervous-limbed, Anderson is a goggle-eyed head bobbing on a stick — the perfect, Mutt-and-Jeff foil for the chunkier, vigorous Piper.

– Art & Seek

"Blues for Mister Charlie" - James Baldwin
Role: Richard Henry

Greer Garson Theatre, 2012
Directed by Patricia McGregor
Costume Design by Katie Nowacki