Another Side of Tracee Chimo: With Bad Jews Returning for a Run at the Laura Pels, the Actress Goes Back Into Fight Mode
To be award-worthy, Tracee Chimo does not have to storm the stage in demolition mode, annihilating all in sight with nasty put-downs and withering wit—a la Bad Jews (Outer Critics Circle Award and the Drama League Award nominations) and Bachelorette (Actors’ Equity’s Clarence Derwent Award). She can be inconspicuous as a coat rack and have the same effect—a la Circle Mirror Transformation (a Lucille Lortel nomination). A little of both works as well—a la The Break of Noon (Los Angeles’s Stage Scene Award).
Ms. Chimo turned 30 and Broadway actress four years ago, playing a quiet revolutionary in hiding from the Nazis in Irena’s Vow. “She was another little fighter, but she was shy and did not say much,” Ms. Chimo recalled. “I only had about 12 lines in the whole play. What I loved about her, similar to what I love about Daphna, was this great passion for who she was and who her family was and what that stood for.” Read More