The Star-On, Star-Off Machine

My wife, the actress: How I came to understand her better after two decades of watching her on stage — by following her into her dressing room.

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My wife, Melissa Rayworth, and her scene partner, Vineet Kumar, prepare before their production of “Sure Thing,” part of the Bangkok Community Theater’s Fringe Festival. (Photo ©2017 Ted Anthony)

BANGKOK, Thailand

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My wife, running lines before her show. (Photo ©2017, Ted Anthony)
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In the magical space of the dressing room. Photo ©2017, Ted Anthony.
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The Star-On Machine from “The Sneetches and Other Stories.” ©Theodor Seuss Geisel. 1953. Used via fair use.
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From the dressing room onto the stage. Photo ©2017, Ted Anthony
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Stalking my wife in the dressing room. (Photo ©2017, Ted Anthony)
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Melissa Rayworth and Vineet Kumar in the 2017 BCT production of “Sure Thing.” (Photo ©Charles Dharapak, 2017)
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The brief but delightful period last year when I shared a stage with my wife. I am the less attractive male in the photo. (Photo ©2017, Charles Dharapak)
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Husband-wife curtain call. (Photo ©2017, Charles Dharapak)
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One performance night — before going into the Star-On Machine. Photo ©Ted Anthony, 2017.

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