All first-rate actors are first-rate in completely different ways, and Brian Landis Folkins is no exception. He doesn't have a highly defined stylishness, doesn't raise the temperature every time he walks across a stage or reduce audiences to tears with the suppleness of his emotions. With him, you don't get juicy eccentric comedy or the sense of banked-down, white-hot passion that you see in such actors as Chris Reid. (And where the hell is Chris Reid these days, anyway?) Instead, Folkins is someone who'd easily vanish into the background at a party, nondescript-looking with pale hair and forgettable features — but with the ability to absolutely inhabit a role. And his performance in the... More >>>
Brian Landis Folkins and Ben Sloane in Astronomical Sunset.