, the legacy of playing Luke Snyder, and dream roles. My mom’s name is Vanfossen, and her dad’s name was Marion, which wasn’t exactly a great name to grow up with a hundred years ago. I was named Evan so that I could be called Van, after him. I don’t mean to toot my own horn, but I think I’ve always tried to treat people well and with kindness. Even if I don’t like somebody, I’m not an ass about it. Having made that mistake really young, I realized I’d hurt other people and myself.The Backlot: First of all: I just want to thank you for going by the name “Van.” It’s one of my favorite old Hollywood names. I missed out on potentially good friendships because I called them a funny name, and that was their name to me. TB: There is nothing like the fandom of soap operas.We always sought to keep the production going for its full, scheduled run.We were able to make that happen and the play received some wonderful reviews and played to sold-out houses." Reviews for the production, whose cast included Anna Chlumsky (, used by Adjmi to examine sexism, homophobia and other prejudices prevalent in American popular culture of that era.In lighting this womb, Peter Kaczorowski takes care to cast a few shadows in the corners of the many rooms that glide smoothly in and out of sight on a revolve, while sheathing key characters, like those played by divinities Jessica Hecht and Judith Light, in golden halos.
I asked to read the script and loved it, sent Kit an e-mail, had coffee with him, and it was pretty much a done deal. I thought it was unique and that the story was really fresh, and I love Kit’s writing. You’ll see characters on TV who are talking in this super-cool way, and people do not talk that way in real life. Kit’s writing is so natural, though people are really saying funny and sometimes awful things. TB: Watching , it’s both real-seeming and melodramatic, and therefore the show is both relatable and not relatable. VH: I related a lot to what was on the page, though not specifically to Thom. It was interesting, though, because I related to all the characters because of how they’re going about getting what they want and failing at it. There’s all these twists and turns, like in the third episode when Cal goes and sleeps with Jeremy. VH: My parents always used to say I was 10 going on 40. I didn’t always say the nicest things about people, and looking back on it, I really regret that. I lost out on people who could’ve been my friends and grew up to be really incredible people. I thought of legally just changing my name to “Van,” but then I thought, what’s the point? TB: What’s the critical element of an un-dramatic relationship? Because if you respect somebody, then you wouldn’t take some of the actions these characters take. To love someone, you really have to respect them and put their needs as high as yours, if not higher. TB: Would you say it takes emotional maturity to play emotionally immature characters?Ameera was kidnapped by the Colonel but Noah saved her life.To save himself, the Colonel jump in the Hudson River; his body was never found.