There’s only one way to meet Chesney Snow for the first time. You have to see him in his element. That’s how I met him back in December, when I saw “In Transit” during its previews at the Circle in the Square Theatre. I had no idea what to expect from the play, but I knew it was centered around New York and the stage itself was a subway platform. What I couldn’t have predicted was I would fall in love with it, guided by its narrator, the connector of all characters.
Chesney plays “Boxman,” a subway performer who — in addition to wowing riders with his unbelievable talent — possesses a quiet wisdom that reveals the depth of his experiences both in and out of the subway system. Something told me his acting was coming from actual, lived experiences. After the show, I was dying to know more about the man behind the character, but I was too scared to talk to him.Continue Reading