What’s Your Sign?

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To say a back­ground in theater has taught Alex Wyse (Saul) to think on his feet would be a vast un­der­state­ment, con­sid­er­ing one of his stage shows re­quired him to learn a sec­ond lan­guage! Ap­pear­ing in an up­dated in­ter­pre­ta­tion of Spring Awak­en­ing, which fea­tured deaf ac­tors among the cast, meant that Wyse was re­quired to learn Amer­i­can Sign Lan­guage. “It was an amaz­ing ex- pe­ri­ence,” he re­calls. “All the hear­ing peo­ple in the cast learned sign lan­guage, and the deaf peo­ple in the cast learned [the ins and outs of mu­si­cal theater]. It was two cul­tures com­ing to­gether, and it ended up be­ing quite an amaz­ing ride.” Now that he’s added the soap to his list of cred­its, Wyse sees many sim­i­lar­i­ties be­tween work­ing in day­time and per­form­ing on stage. “We re­hearse quickly, shoot full scenes and make changes on the fly, so I think the work I’ve done in theater has served me re­ally well and made B&B feel re­ally com­fort­able.”

Live per­for­mances don’t faze Wyse.

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