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The Tallest Man In The World

Emily Cordes, Theater Is Easy, March 11, 2019

 

...as gentle giant Eamonn, [Finn] Kilgore is poignant in his clear-eyed accounts of exploitation and hope for better days.

The Tallest Man In The World

Max Berry, OnStage Blog, March 9, 2019

Finn Kilgore brings us the resigned loneliness and fleeting hope of the tallest man in the world...

Independent Study

Hazen Cuyler, Theater Pizzazz, November 13, 2018

Finn Kilgore, a talented chorus member, plays a newscaster. Nuanced character work aside, he illuminates how our limited attention span responds to complex information. When details require effort to continue listening and our interest fades, we laugh as his voice mumbles complex information down to nothing.

Turing Test

Ran Xia, Theatre Is Easy, October 18, 2018

One of the strengths of Turing Test is how its characters are developed and portrayed. Poet David is cantankerous yet charming; Busser brings such authenticity to a somewhat passive character that you cannot help but sympathize with him. And then there’s Adam, across the table and in the epicenter of everything, processing the world around him at fiber optic speed with a childlike wonder, which Kilgore portrays with restrained elegance, creating a captivating and nuanced presence out of a being that’s dispassionate by nature, yet nevertheless vulnerable. 

Old Names For Wildflowers

Jacqueline Claire, Stage Biz, May 14, 2018

It’s a monumental work. A colossal saga that astutely comments on 21st Century patriarchy through the lens of post Civil war societal fall out in 1865...

Finn Kilgore as the bookseller has an amazing presence and you wanted to have seen more of him. 

Pomegrenade

Emily Cordes, Stage Biz, September 26, 2017

Brooding, awkward, and misunderstood, Kilgore’s Hades elicits empathy even as his choices worsen a bad situation.

Is That Danny Devito? (and other questions from west of the Hudson)

Charlotte Arnoux August 15, 2016

Just like Vladimir and Estrogen in Beckett’s play, Dusty and Geoff’s primary action is to wait. That is not to say, however, that the play does not move and that I, in turn, was not moved by the actors’ performances, especially Kilgore's. Indeed, the play offers up touching moments of reflection on themes such as identity, friendship, and change...

 In a particularly wistful moment, Kilgore pulls off a beautiful expression of those moments when we hold our friends up to high standards and the disappointment that comes when they don’t meet them. Kilgore’s capturing honesty is met with Gordon’s lively man-child physicality and humor.

Is That Danny Devito? (and other questions from west of the Hudson)

Joseph Verlezza August 21, 2016

Dusty (an animated, inquisitive Julian Blake Gordon) and Geoff (a solid, natural, unassuming Finn Kilgore) are waiting for a bus to take them back to Jersey City, New Jersey after a short vacation on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. These two millennials have different viewpoints on life but share the same regard for their – what seems to be necessary – friendship. Intangible questions arise. Are they really waiting or is this just part of living? Is where they are going any different then where they are? Will what they do, who they discover and what they say change anything? Does any of it really matter since their actions and dialogue create an illusory correlation?

Mr. Gordon and Mr. Kilgore have great chemistry and make the most of the material they are given. They have created real characters, two millennials who seem to be lost rather than waiting for something to take them in the right direction, which they think is home. 

If On A Winter's Night... The Policy
Sergei Burbank, NY TheatreNow, Decemver 6, 2013

 

In DeLashmutt’s The Policy, Jessie (Alexa Cappiello) is paid a visit by insurance agents Mr. Lange and Mr. Pickles (Artem Kreimer and Finn Kilgore) peddling a most unique hedge against future emotional destruction. Their insurance isn’t against fire or theft, but rather the destruction wrought by unfaithful lovers and selfish friends. The lighter possibilities of this premise are immediately offset by the demeanor of Messrs. Lange and Pickles, who invade Jessie’s living room with the alacrity and just-this-side-of-sinister comportment that wouldn’t be out of place in a production of Pinter. DeLashmutt’s snappy banter is well-served by Sommer’s whirling direction, but it is Finn Kilgore’s deadpan Mr. Pickles who steals the show (and, perhaps, the evening).

If On A Winter's Night... The Policy
Oscar Lopez,Stage Buddy

 

Next up was "The Policy", written by A.C. DeLashmutt and directed by Katherine Sommer. The short play presented an absurd yet incredibly poignant proposition. Two insurance salesmen, Mr. Pickles (Finn Kilgore) and Mr. Lange (Artem Kreimer), pay a visit to young Jessie (Alexa Cappiello). Yet here is the twist: the insurance offered is not house or health but an insurance of the psyche. Who needs insurance of the psyche you ask? Well, as Pickles and Lange inform us, their policy is vital to anyone living in today’s society. What if you have a fight with your best friend and turn to eating your emotions? What if your boyfriend breaks up with you? Lange and Pickles will pick up the pieces. The absurd little play is filled with laughs, particularly through Kilgore’s pitch-perfect timing as the Lurch-like Pickles.

Kiki Time with...Finn Kilgore
Wednesday, December 12 2012

Name: Finn Kilgore

Hometown: Brooklyn, New York

Education: Sarah Lawrence College '12

What is a kiki?: A floor thumping thigh slapping balls out shindig.

Tell us about Restoration Comedy: It is a jolly, sexy collision of two time periods. The intersection of their figurative Venn diagram is sexuality, and the play examines how we repress, indulge, vilify and exalt it. The result is all-inclusive and accepting. There are as many different strokes as there are folks.

Describe Restoration Comedy in 3 words: Candied soul poultice

Who do you play in Restoration Comedy?: Sly the hunchback, servant to Ned Worthy

 

© 2018  Finn Kilgore
 

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