The life of a theatre artist is certainly one of constant activity and at times can be a little unpredictable. One day you're sitting in your studio, eager to finally finish the novel you’ve been chipping away at and the next you see a production call needing some stage hands. Hmm… I haven’t done that … Continue reading Mr. Hannam Goes to St. Paul
This past Christmas I decided to update the old headshots. While my previous ones had served me well for seven years, I decided that I may actually look older now at 26 than I did at 20. (I know, I know, it may be a slight difference - but still!) Like back then, I went … Continue reading New Headshots!
This blog was written and originally posted by my colleague Ting Ting Cheng for Park Square Theatre on the theatre's own website. You can read it here. In Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men, Vincent Hannam plays the cruel and menacing Curley, the boss’ son at the ranch where migrant workers George and Lennie have just arrived. Upon … Continue reading Vincent Hannam Goes to the Dark Side (Guest Blog)
Running right now at Park Square Theatre is Of Mice and Men, and it’s a show you can catch on the weekends or if you’re bold enough, every weekday morning with dozens of high schoolers! Yep, Of Mice and Men plays just about every morning between now and mid-December to students who get to enjoy … Continue reading Of Mice and Kids
Speaking of work that gets seen by hundreds upon hundreds of people (assuming you’ve read my previous post), my touring stage adaptation of Frankenstein is once again on the road for the Hampstead Stage Company. As you remember from last year, I was charged to write this play by my bestie Jay Pastucha (Artistic Director) … Continue reading Return of Frankenstein!
Whenever people or the IRS ask what my occupation is, I do say “actor”. That’s what my training was in and I’m fortunate enough to often be cast in something or another. While my occupation may be “actor”, that’s not exactly how I “make my living”, i.e. making the money I need to literally survive. … Continue reading When Work is Play
Life is an interesting thing sometimes, especially as an actor. Asked to portray many strange characters, we sort of grow desensitized that this can seem a little... absurd to people unfamiliar with the craft. Well, following a get together of like-minded, absurd theatre folks, I was asked to play the character Westley from the 1987 … Continue reading “As You Wish” at the Ballpark
Almost is a town in northern Maine that most people haven't heard of. I mean, it's way north - hundreds of miles from any major point of civilization, where the moose and lonely-hearts roam. What the heck am I going there for? What the heck am I going back there for? Well, because Almost doesn't … Continue reading Headed back to Almost, Maine
For those of you who are interested, the adaption of The Oresteia that I was in last year is actually being published! The original is by Aeschylus, of course, but Minnesota writer and poet, Rob Hardy, turned the trilogy of Agamemnon, The Libation Bearers, and The Eumenides into one action-packed narrative. I think it's pretty … Continue reading The Oresteia Strikes Back