• Adam Roebuck/AlphaNYC 04/28/2012  11:51am

    I just wanted to tell everyone to beware of this company. It was the worst experience I've had in theatre. Adam Roebuck does Spring's Awakening, Wizard of Oz, and several other shows over and over again all at Roy Aries. I was in SA a few years ago. He made us run the two-page scenes into the ground. He spent an entire rehearsal taking pictures of us for the show's facebook page (this was an early rehearsal - he didn't tell us he was doing this nor did he get our permission. Had I known, I would have dressed nicer that day). We received little to no direction, and during the rape scene, I thought the girl playing Wendla was going to get hurt. It was very uncomfortable. Also, the air conditioner was going full blast the day of opening, and most people's voices were getting drowned out. Adam came backstage and literally told us to scream our lines.

    It just turned out to be a very bad show (a handful of the supporting actors were pretty talented, but that couldn't stop the ship from sinking). My mother came to see it even though I suggested she not waste her money and time, but it was my first NY show. During bows I caught her eye - she shook her head and we both shrugged.

    I have not been in or seen any of his shows since the name has changed to AlphaNYC, but if he is directing all of his shows still, I would stay far, far away.

    HeatherNY