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Camargo ’91 a “Face to Watch”

Actor and alum Christian Camargo was recently included in “Faces to Watch” in the New York Times. Camargo, who is currently playing Hamlet at Theater for a New Audience in New York. The New York Times refers to him as a “potentially hypnotic Hamlet.”

Camargo, who graduated from Hobart in 1992 as Christian Minnick, earned his B.A. in art history .

The full article follows. On the New York Times Web site, there is a link to the audio of three brief interviews with Camargo.

The New York Times
Spring Theater Special | Faces to Watch
Christian Camargo

Matthew Gurewitsch February 22, 2009

ON edge in Chekhov’s “Seagull” at the Juilliard School, on the attack as Shakespeare’s Henry V at the Globe in London, sardonic as the Ice Truck Killer on Showtime’s hit series “Dexter,” jittery on Broadway as his father’s would-be avenger in the recent “All My Sons” – Christian Camargo seems to have been polishing the facets of a potentially hypnotic Hamlet for quite some time.

Next month he gets his shot with Theater for a New Audience at the Duke. Tall, lithe and darkly Mediterranean, he looks nothing like a Dane, but never mind. ” ‘Hamlet,’ in the end, is about the actor playing Hamlet,” he said. “Any sooner, I would have been paralyzed by the need to Give a Performance. Now, I think I’m ready to surrender to the process.”

Previews begin March 15.