What inspired you to become an actor?
When I was in high school, I found, that things other people felt as being weird, when I was with other actors, it was normal. And I could be myself. I found that acting allowed me to connect with people and make them feel something intrinsically emotional. Through acting I can make people see themselves, their flaws, their idiosyncrasies, and the magic they possess.
What has been the most difficult thing you have had to overcome in the industry?
Waiting and working. The waiting to get the part, waiting to find the right representation, waiting for the audition, waiting on the callback, waiting on the booking. All while continuing to do the work, i.e., going to acting class, learning monologues, producing your own work, exposing myself to other parts of the world outside of acting, and trying to survive financially.
What is your process to audition for a role?
It depends on the audition. I try different things often as far as preparation. What has worked better for me is reading the sides multiple times, discovering my relationship with the other characters in the scene, and why I’m a part of the story. Next, I find what in myself connects with the character and what I would do in this situation with the given circumstances. Once I have completed the process, I throw all that out and do the audition.
What does success look like for you?
Success is being able to do what I love and not worrying about how I am going to pay my bills. Because If I am successful, the success will continue to produce a more fruitful, and lucrative future.
Tell us about your new project and how people can support.
Sisters of Seneca is a short film that is part of a larger full length feature I wrote. It takes place in the present day and does have a connection to Seneca Village which is what we know now as Central Park. Seneca Village was founded by free black Americans in 1825 and was inhabited by Black Americans, Irish, and German immigrants, only to be forced out 32 years after Andrew Williams, an African American, purchased the first piece of land.
Sisters of Seneca is not exactly a historical piece because I believe an untold history is best experienced through the lens of the supernatural. I have never seen a film that tells any part of what happened in Seneca Village. Now it is my turn to shed light on what was once hidden. My film tells the story of two women working in a Speakeasy in present day New York City who are visited by a pair of detectives looking for a missing person. The detectives are met by two modern day survivors of a historical atrocity and a supernatural force, unbeknownst to the detectives, that puts their lives in grave danger. Sisters of Seneca tells the story of sibling rivalry, love, heartbreak, and revenge.
I wanted to make this film because I have never seen a film that tells any part of the story of what happened in Seneca Village, and since horror is my favorite genre, I thought I’d do it with a supernatural twist. I also wanted to make a horror film where the leads are two black women. Which is something you usually don’t see. The closest we have seen of this recently is with Lovecraft Country which helped inspire this project.
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What do you feel is an ideal role for you and why?
My friends stick with me because they know I’ll always be honest with them and tell them the truth in a safe way and stand up for them when they are afraid to speak up for themselves. The ideal roles that speak to me are those that represent the person who does not mind speaking up or finding the truth, and who tends to become the bad guy in return for doing so. When they see me, people will trust I will say the things they are afraid to say and bring justice to their cause.
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Greg Kaston is a Black and Persian American Actor, Writer, Singer, Director and Nurse Practitioner, born and raised in Texas. He holds a Bachelor’s from Oklahoma State University in Screen Studies and Theater Performance, a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from University of South Alabama, is also an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. Film & TV credits: Mike (Jesse Jackson-recurring), FBI, The Equalizer, Power Book II: Ghost, and Killing Time.