« God of Carnage » on Broadway

« Literally, I got off the bus in a pair of character shoes and an A-line skirt and a leotard shirt, thinking, ‘I want to be an actor.’ Thinking, as most of us do, getting off the bus with suitcase in hand, that it’s going to be a lot easier than it is and the city will just be glad I’m there as they discover me. You know in the back of your head it’s not true, but you don’t know how hard it’s going to be, and it’s hard—it’s really hard. You audition for everything. In fact, I probably got my first job from Backstage magazine in New York. It was an Off-Off-Off-Broadway production, and it was a new play, and I went down there and auditioned in a cattle call, and I got the role. So that’s a minor miracle. »

Marcia Gay Harden