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Caris' Peace

Mark Linn-Baker + Robert Landy

Saturday, March 10, 2012
6:00 PM–7:30 PM

Mark Linn-Baker is an actor, director, and producer. On Broadway, Mark has starred in Relatively Speaking, Losing Louie, Face Value, Doonesbury, Frog and Toad (Drama League Honor and Tony Award nomination), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Drama League Honor, FANY Award), and Neil Simon’s Laughter on the 23rd Floor. His many Off-Broadway credits include Chesapeake (Drama Desk and Outer Critic’s Circle nominations), A Flea in Her Ear (Drama League Honor), The Miss Firecracker Contest, and Maybe I’m Doing It Wrong. He is a founding company member of American Repertory Theatre, and co-founder and co-director of New York Stage and Film Company. His television appearances include eight seasons on Perfect Strangers, Showtime’s Laughter on the 23rd Floor. He has appeared in the films My Favorite Year (opposite Peter O’Toole), How Do You Know?, Noises Off, and Manhattan. He directed Baby with the Bathwater at ART, Savage in Limbo and Radio Hour at NYSAF, and two seasons of ABC’s Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper.

Robert Landy is a Professor of Educational Theatre and Applied Psychology at New York University. He is also Director of NYU’s Drama Therapy Program, which he founded in 1984. As a drama therapist, Landy has more than 35 years of clinical experience, having treated children and adults with a wide range of psychiatric, cognitive and adjustment challenges. He has been featured in the educational CBS-TV series Drama in Education, the award-winning documentary film, Standing Tall, and his own production, Three Approaches to Drama Therapy. His 2008 book The Couch and the Stage: Integrating Words and Action in Psychotherapy examined the relationship between psychotherapy and Drama Therapy.

AboutCaris’ Peace

Caris’ Peace, 2011, USA, Gaylen Ross & Rebecca Nelson, 76 min.
With Lewis Black, Kate Burton, Caris Corfman, Nancy Giles, Tony Shalhoub
New York City Premiere
She was an exceptional graduate of the Yale School of Drama. She was a rising star among such luminaries as Lewis Black, Kate Burton, and Mark Linn-Baker. She played opposite Tim Curry and Ian McKellen in the Broadway hit play Amadeus. And then she had a brain tumor. And then she lost her short-term memory. Ross with collaborator Rebecca Nelson create a wrenching documentary which tells the story of Caris Corfman, a brilliant actress who was robbed of her ability to learn, recall, and recite lines. Unlike dementia sufferers who gradually lose awareness of their deteriorating condition, Corfman was swiftly forced to recognize that her career was over. This film captures what it is like to live trapped in the past, with only the thinnest slivers of the present.Learn More