Bronx-born Kerry Washington is making her Broadway debut in the world premiere of David Mamet's Race, directed by the playwright. She gave Playbill an exclusive look inside rehearsal in the final weeks leading up to her big debut.
From the Camera of Kerry Washington...on assignment for Playbill!
"We're across from the Chelsea Market... Sometimes there are classical performances inside the market. It's a good start to the day."
"We're rehearsing at the Atlantic Theatre Company..."
"NYU has a partnership with them, so you hear the students doing warm-ups and going over their lines. It's nice to be sharing the space with kids who are in college and prepping for a life in the theatre."
"I had to go to Washington, so I was gone for a little bit, and when I came back, they put up a Welcome Home sign for me!"
"It's fun being the only girl…I'm hearing a lot of jokes that I normally wouldn't hear."
A candid of co-star David Alan Grier...
...and Richard Thomas
(the Race team takes a quick cat-nap before getting back to work)
The two "Davids" (Mamet and Alan Grier) during some downtime at rehearsal (reading Mamet's book "Writing in Restaurants")