IN CONVERSATION WITH RICHARD WOLINSKY
Sharon Gless has distinguished herself as one of the most acclaimed and recognized actresses working today. Gless most recently completed production on two independent features, “Once Fallen” with Ed Harris & Amy Madigan, and “Hannah Free,” in which Gless stars as the title role. Gless is currently receiving rave reviews for her portrayal of the chain-smoking, obsessive mother Madeline Westen on the highest-rated cable series in the country, “Burn Notice” (USA Network). The Miami-based action/drama will return for a third hit season this summer. For five seasons (2000-2005), Gless starred as the outrageous and beloved Debbie Novotny in the groundbreaking Showtime series "Queer as Folk." Her first series role was the 1973 "Faraday and Company" with Dan Dailey and James Naughton. She guest-starred in many more top tv shows before landing her second series, “Switch” with Robert Wagner and Eddie Albert (1975-1978). In 1982, she landed the career-changing role of New York Police Detective Christine Cagney on the smash hit drama “Cagney & Lacey.” The role garnered her two Emmys, a Golden Globe and six Emmy nominations. After the show ended in 1988, she re-teamed with “Cagney & Lacey” Executive Producer, Barney Rosenzweig, for the drama series “The Trials of Rosie O’Neill.” A Round-Heeled Woman website
Z Space, Founded in 1993 by David Dower, has become one of the nation's leading laboratories for the development of new voices, new works and new directions in American theater. By creating a space where all types of artistic development can occur side by side, Z Space has become what Berkeley Repertory Theatre's Artistic Director Tony Taccone describes as "a virtual bastion of creativity, a bubbling cauldron of new work, and a safe haven for unfettered creative expression." A Round-Heeled Woman" runs at Z Space at Theatre Artaud, 450 Florida, San Francisco, through Feb. 7, 2010. zspace website
Sharon discusses the creation of the play A Round-Heeled Woman,
as well as her work an actress in television, film and
theatre. (37 min).
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