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
In just a few weeks I will have the enormous pleasure to portray Romeo in Mission Theatre Company's Romeo and Juliet! The show is directed by Penelope Parsons-Lord and will be at the Crane Theater in Minneapolis from June 2 - 17. What excites me most about doing this show is the chance to breathe … Continue reading Romeo: Ah, Dear Juliet…
With every blog I write here, I try my darndest to make the title as clever a pun as possible. I consider this in the spirit of good journalism. I also consider this in the spirit of my current show, The Ghost Train, which lends itself to a litany of loco locomotive puns. Wow, that … Continue reading All Aboard The Ghost Train
Originally published as: "Blow that Horn!" Happy New Year from sunny Jacksonville, Florida where I'm currently employed at the Alhambra Theatre & Dining playing Buddy in Come Blow Your Horn. It's a gem of a comedy by Neil Simon and happens to be the first one he ever wrote, about two brothers desperately trying to … Continue reading I Tell ya Chum, it’s Time to Come… Blow Your Horn
With the turning of the calendar into November, I guess you can finally say that it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Especially if you're in the theatre world, you're either currently rehearsing a holiday show or determining when you can go see A Christmas Carol (I've got two right now - A Christmas … Continue reading Merry Christmas, ya Filthy Animal
I LOVE announcing this bit of news about an upcoming production of my ten minute play, Jay & Julia! Directed by my good friend and theatrical maestro, Philip Muehe (of Looking for Fun(Bags) fame), the play is part of a larger evening of theatre called "It Is Love" that aims to explore the various ways … Continue reading What is Love?