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
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 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
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!
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
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
Here we are, folks. A new decade in the ongoing timeline of our lives. Where does it find you? Where am I finding myself? It's hard to boil down to words, but I'm going to try because I believe when it comes to things you care about, it's important to be as specific as possible. … Continue reading New Decade’s Declaration
It’s not very often I’m a part of something that I would call “creepy” or even use that word in a description, but here we are, in the middle of October and that's the word I’m going with. Of course I could use a wealth of Halloween-tinged adjectives for the play I’m currently rehearsing, because … Continue reading Delightfully Violent Shakespeare
New Leaf's play development journey to get more local work on more stages Director Ricardo Beaird (Left) leads warm ups with Vincent Hannam (Up), Marci Lucht (Down), and Lynda Dahl (Right); Photo by Denzel Belin by Denzel Belin, September 6, 2019 There is no doubt that new plays draw interest in the theater community. Season … Continue reading “New Leaf” Blooms Opportunity (from Minnesota Playlist)