On April 22, 2014, actor Ty Landers shared about his acting background and recent stage performances. Landers resides in Fort Myers, Fla.
This talented actor was born Tyrone Charles Stewart Landers. He is a British born American stage and film actor as well as a musician. Landers was born in Kidderminster, UK, and he moved to Southwest Florida in 2001. He made his theatrical debut in 2013 before transitioning to film and television later on that year.
Ty, when did you begin acting and why?
"I began acting after taking a class in December 2012. My motivation for taking the acting class was to conquer my social anxiety and fear of people. I have thankfully come a long way since that time."
As an actor what gigs have you done lately, and how much do you like/love the art?
"My last three shows were in Naples, although I live near downtown Fort Myers. It's an hour trip for me. None of these shows pay, so it's purely out of love for acting that I have made these long commutes for rehearsals and performances 4-7 days a week. I have given up a number of things in order to pursue my acting dreams, but I do not regret any of it."
How often do you act, and do you only act on stage?
"I've been acting non-stop since April 2013. I've acted in play after play, plus a TV commercial or two in-between."
Do you stick to one kind or style of acting, and what are some of the productions you have been a part of?
"No I don't stick to one kind of acting. I enjoy playing different kinds of roles and not getting bogged down into a 'type.' What I love about acting is how it challenges me in every way possible.
The show 'Afterlife of the Rich and Famous' was an original play written by local playwright Laura Lorusso. I had the privilege of getting the lead in this never before seen play. Laura won the 48 hour playwriting competition at the Laboratory Theater of Florida and is currently writing a play, 'Scrooge TV: A Modern Christmas Carol.' It will be premiered Christmas 2014."
Thank you Ty Landers for taking the time to share with us. For such a short time that you have been acting you have truly been very busy, and from the looks of it you are a very talented and "capable" actor as well!
The United Film & Television Artists (UFTA) was contacted by Landers. He hopes to soon visit and maybe even join the organization. UFTA is a non-profit entertainment group that stresses supporting all those in or interested in all areas of the entertainment industry.
One of Landers' theatrical productions he has been involved with recently is "Moon Over Buffalo." It will be held at The Naples Players in Naples from April 23-May 17. Two other productions are "Distracted" and "Stage 2 Improv." The first production ended April 19, but the latter will be June 5-21.
Ty Landers is an actor who is actively busy with stage productions at the Naples Players in Naples, Fla.
Landers has quite a resume for such a young man. He is interested in participating with the United Film & TV Artists as well. UFTA is usually held in Fort Myers and Landers resides there as well.
Ty Landers on stage
"We have been voted "Best Live Theatre" (Including professional venues) in Southwest Florida 10 years Running by the Naples Daily News SW Florida Choice Awards, and we are ranked as one of the Top Ten Community Theatres in the United States." - The Naples Players
"Moon Over Buffalo"
From the author of Lend Me a Tenor and Leading Ladies comes this hilarious showbiz satire that has all the ingredients of a good farce.
Some of those ingredients include slamming doors, mistaken identities, costume calamities and utter mayhem, where everything that can go wrong, will go wrong.
On stage with cast members, Ty Landers on far right
"Our mission is to be the finest, highest quality community theatre in the United States, with the corps of volunteers to match. A commitment to excellence.
Previous theatrical training or experience is not required. Just walk through the doors and audition, or express an interest in one of the 40+ jobs: to build sets, make costumes, run lights, etc." - The Naples Players
The United Film and Television Artists, Inc. (UFTA) is a non-profit organization that supports the entertainment industry.
UFTA has members from all locations, but it usually meets in Lee and Collier counties in SW Florida. It most recently produced the short "Casting."
Actors in theatrical production
The Naples Players was founded in 1953 and we perform in the Sugden Community Theatre in downtown Naples.
"We have been voted the "Best Live Theatre" in Southwest Florida (including professional theaters) ten times (as of 2012) by the readers poll of The Naples Daily News, and we are consistently ranked as one of the top ten Community Theatres in the United States." - The Naples Players
Ty Landers in Naples, Fla.
The Naples Players is one of the top ten community theatres in the United States. The heart of Fifth Avenue South in Downtown Naples.
It was voted "Best Live Theatre" in Southwest Florida (Including Professional Theatres) ten years running by the readers of the Naples Daily News. - The Naples Players