The campus community was excited to host a sold-out performance of The Infernal Comedy: Confessions of a Serial Killer starring Emmy Award-winning actor John Malkovich. But what many on campus didn’t know was the esteemed actor, who has appeared in 70 films and won two Oscar nods, took time out earlier in the day to take part in an educational, pre-performance student workshop.
The afternoon session, open only to students, took place in the Regina A. Quick Center’s Wien Experimental Theatre and was sponsored by the Quick Center and Fairfield University’s Humanities Institute of the College of Arts and Sciences. Malkovich, star of such films as Place in the Heart and Dangerous Liaisons, reflected on his craft a few hours before taking the stage in The Infernal Comedy, a darkly comic drama based on the real-life story of convicted serial killer Jack Unterweger.
The workshops take place throughout the academic year and are educational vehicles in which students have access to various visual and performing artists visiting the University to discuss, interact, and learn from leaders in their field.