From the world of business to the world of theater, Goins is a leader Art

Before actor /, director, producer and playwright Cash Goynes starts writing a play, he often begins to mentally imagine what he wants to say, long before putting the pen to paper.

And the same process is happening, he says, even before he starts rehearsing the actor in a new play.

For example, he explains, his latest role as a father in Lynn Notage’s play The Fable, or Re-Education of Undine, presented by Lantern on June 2-26, may cause some problems for some performers.

“In the play, I play the role of a father, as well as several other characters,” says Goyns. – For some it may be difficult, but not for me. My approach, and one I’ve used countless times before, is to get into as many characters or characters as possible so I don’t worry when it comes to switching from one to the other.

“And although I’m basically a dramatic actor, it’s especially easy to do in a comedy, which is what this play is about. Just put on different hats. ”

Today, all of these hats come together to make Goynes the talented man he is.

The plot of the play Notage, directed by Amina Robinson, revolves around Undine, which owns a successful boutique public relations firm in New York. She is married to an exciting, sophisticated man and seems to have overcome her humble beginnings in Brooklyn projects.

She changed her name, became a famous engine and shaker and even came up with a story about her family dying in a fire, but eventually she learns that she can’t truly change the truth about her past.

Goynes, founder of the Philly-based African-American theater company GoKashOnSTAGE, explains that he didn’t always want to be an artist. “Actually,” he says, “at first I thought I wanted to become an architect when I grew up. Instead, I became a businessman and an artist.

Today, Goynes is the vice president of sales for a major healthcare company. But after being bitten by an acting mistake in high school, he never lost his taste for theater.

And although at first he saw acting as a hobby, one night everything changed when he took his wife to the presentation of “Black Birth”.

He remembers that the play ignited something in him, and he decided to go to classes at the Freedom Theater. “After one class, Walter Dallas saw me and recorded for the show. And that was the beginning of my professional career. “

Today, in addition to his many other talents, Goyns, a graduate of Lincoln University, teaches what he has learned over the years to students at Montgomery County Public College and the University of the Arts.

“Everything I do unites to give me the kind of life I want,” Goins volunteers said. “But I believe I’m mostly a servant to the audience when I work. I hope I will give them the opportunity to take away something from what they see as a way to grow within themselves. ”

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