Sharknami: The Musical? has been included on the Orlando Sentinel's list of "2023 Orlando Arts Events: 6 Highlights to Check Out". Whatta honor! The show plays in June at Valencia College Theater, so you know I'll be there. Thank you Matt Palm for the kind words; thank you Tad Ingram, Deirdre Manning, and John DeLisa … Continue reading Put Sharknami on Your Fish-Finder!
Frankenstein Lives in Chicago!
Witness the mad doctor and his obsession with death! Behold the bride, fighting for control! Shudder at the fiend, searching for answers in a cruel world! Do these things now at Oil Lamp Theater's production of Frankenstein this October! Located in Glenview, Oil Lamp brings the classic tale of life and death to the stage … Continue reading Frankenstein Lives in Chicago!
Going Rogue with The Midnight Hour
I’m happy to say that my play The Midnight Hour: A Superhero Noir is being presented at the Rogue Theater Festival in New York City. What makes me so happy is that this play has found new life in the virtual realm; The Midnight Hour was my first play ever produced, back in 2008. I was a high school … Continue reading Going Rogue with The Midnight Hour
Wrestling the Imagination Out of My Head
Wrestling the imagination out of my head is what I'm doing when I write a play. It is a gargantuan task to do that, by the way, and I carry no pretense of inborn ability. Like any other craft, playwriting takes years of finding just the right blend of failure, enthusiasm and discipline. I have … Continue reading Wrestling the Imagination Out of My Head
"I have been - and always shall be - your friend." I can hear Mark Brotherton saying those words so clearly right now, and how much I need him to hear that line from me. In fact, I can hear so many of his oft-repeated lines, quotes and memories that I don't think I'll ever … Continue reading Mark Brotherton
It’s Alive (Stream)!
Get it? See what I did there with the title? It's probably my best headline ever and the only way I could truly promote the production of my play, Frankenstein, by Oklahoma City's 3rd Act Theatre Company. Running from September 11 - 28, with a special livestream performance, the show features three actors playing Victor … Continue reading It’s Alive (Stream)!
THE PREVALENCE is Relevant and Streaming Now
The Prevalence is a short film from producing company Guiltner Creative Productions, available to watch on Amazon Prime. The film concerns "The dramatic story of people who survived a devastating pandemic, based on real events and accounts." Those real events would be about the infamous 1918 flu. I appear as young WWI American soldier, Alfred, … Continue reading THE PREVALENCE is Relevant and Streaming Now
BREAKING! NEW WEB SERIES!
Mischief Tales, a film and theatre production company, is premiering a new web series this fall from New York based comedy duo, Chill Grill Comedy. The series is called Special Report but it's unlike any news program you've ever seen before. While every episode may begin as your typical nightly news show, hosted by the … Continue reading BREAKING! NEW WEB SERIES!
Art… Will Find a Way
These are indeed strange times for humanity, as we collectively reel from the fallout that COVID-19 is continually blasting us with. To be clear, this is nothing I like to joke or about or take less-than-seriously. Not only are lives being lost, but livelihoods as well. No group knows this fearful effect more than artmakers … Continue reading Art… Will Find a Way
Mischief Comes to Minneapolis
As we hurtle towards the third decade of this modern century, I am embracing the dynamic forces of change in my own life in order to bring my own brand of artistic satisfaction to others. What? Put more plainly, I am planning on pursuing more of my own creative ventures in 2020, especially in the … Continue reading Mischief Comes to Minneapolis