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Won BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR for The Pillowman.
AACTFest 2019 was the culmination of a two year cycle of state and regional theatre AACT festivals across the country.
Kaleidoscope WACT 2019
Won BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR for The Pillowman
As part of the American Association of Community Theatres AACTFest 2019 cycle, Kaleidoscope is a biennial state community theatre festival and the first step in a national festival that will culminate in June 2019 in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
"A Doll's House boasts a uniformly excellent cast, led by the richly nuanced performances of Green (as Nora) and Neely (as Torvald). Neely, in a very difficult role, makes this patently terrible man at least semi-likable for the majority of the play."
Mr. Neely is a pleasure to watch work, because he truly involves both his voice, and his body into his role. Torvald isn’t an easy character to master, but Sean Neely succeeds.
As for Neely (Torvald), it’s the final scene where he truly shines, unleashing a perfectly nuanced and deftly executed portrayal of a man dutifully trying to remain in control while experiencing a shattering emotional upheaval.
"Seattle actor Neely is stupendous as Michael. His physical quirks and hesitant manner of speech perfectly express the psyche of an abused person."
Playing off him in a long, terse, emotionally charged scene as his mentally stunted brother is Sean Neely, who did an outstanding and believable job of crafting a complex character who borders on insightful clarity while being saddled with physical tics and a confused moral compass.
"Sean Neely is great in a role that could easily be carried over the top. It is his (and Director York’s) deft hand that holds Michal on the ground. He has fewer lines than (his co-stars), but his impact on this show is equal to theirs, at the very least."
"Neely is also great as the innocent that has committed brutal acts, unable to recognize right from wrong. There is never a moment when the role slips."
Jenn Remke and Sean Neely never transgress the boundaries of their tiny universe, occupying their roles with unwavering concentration.
"... both the actor and character grow on you in Act 2, which unfolds in a bedroom, empty save for a Jesus portrait and a mattress on the floor. The audience files in while Danny and Roberta (Jenn Remke) heave under a blanket and reach climax. As the person behind me put it, "Whoa." At one point, a naked Danny opens the window to howl at the moon, crawls out on the ledge, and gives the Full Monty to all on Broadway and Lawrence who care to glance up. It is crazy -- and one of the funniest things I've seen all year.
One of the top five memorble performances in Chicago.
"Sean Neely is a very good actor."
Professions/skills: Writer;Screenwriter;Playwright;Director;Artistic Director;Actor