Ali Louis Bourzgui (The Who’s Tommy) on Craving Critique and Openness


2 minutes

In this Artist Exploration, we welcome Ali Louis Bourzgui an MTCA Alum, Ithaca Alum and the titular role of the upcoming revival of The Who’s Tommy. MTCA Director, Charlie Murphy and Ali discuss: 

  • Expectations of family members while auditioning 
  • Embracing the silliness of acting school 
  • Craving critique and finding openness 
  • Graduating during the pandemic 
  • Preparing for The Who’s Tommy 

Be sure to check out Ali at the Nederlander Theatre in The Who’s Tommy 

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About Charlie Murphy

Charlie is a proud graduate of Carnegie Mellon University’s BFA program. As an Actor he has performed with theaters such as: NY Public Theatre’s “Shakespeare in the Park”, The Pearl Theatre Company, Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, Chautauqua Theatre Company, Kinetic Theatre Company, and the Shakespeare Theatre of DC.

With MTCA, he has been helping prospective theatre students through the college process for over 15 years. As a Teacher and Co-Director, he is able to do a few of his favorite things in life: help students to find their authentic selves as artists, and then help them find their best fit for their collegiate journey.