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
What is Love?
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?
It’s All Greek to Me
The play I've been involved with for a couple months now is an adaptation of The Oresteia trilogy by Aeschylus. This parred down version of that story is by Northfield Poet Laureate, Rob Hardy, and only runs about two hours. Those three original plays of Agamemnon, The Libation Bearers and The Eumenides tell the story of how Orestes is … Continue reading It’s All Greek to Me
A Triple Play
A couple weeks ago I was simultaneously involved in three different productions, wearing three distinct hats: actor, playwright and director. I love it when this happens! Even though it's only happened once before... nonetheless it counts in my mind as being a bonafide triple threat. If I can't dance or sing then I gotta give 'em … Continue reading A Triple Play
A Tempest is A-Brewin’!
This summer I've been back in Maine at the Heartwood Regional Theater Company, rehearsing Shakespeare's The Tempest. We open this Friday! I get to play King Alonso of Naples of Milan, who with his nobleman, must battle storms, harpies and lingering melancholy while they search for Ferdinand - the young heir to the throne. Little does Alonso … Continue reading A Tempest is A-Brewin’!
Feed My Frankenstein
Super duper uber excited to share with the world that the fundraising campaign for my play, Frankenstein, is... wait for it... alive! Okay, just had to get the puns out of the way there before you think that this adaptation is anything close to cheesy or corny. We've all seen those movies and cheap Halloween … Continue reading Feed My Frankenstein
Exploring Grover’s Corners
Today finds me not in the usual place at all, not any where near the usual place in fact. Right now I am on a bus in New Hampshire, traveling to Portland, ME where I will then catch another bus to a little coastal town named Damariscotta (also in Maine) where I will meet the … Continue reading Exploring Grover’s Corners
Happy Opening to the cast and crew of Clybourne Park at Yellow Tree Theatre! This was an opportunity that came my way last summer in the midst of moving to Minneapolis and in the thick of Fringe and The Matchmaker (where I first worked with the wondrous Craig Johnson and Dan Hopman). I remember feeling … Continue reading Clybourne Park
Expedition: TERRA NOVA
Adventure play opening in January. See you there!
Sarah Ruhl’s Eurydice
Opening next month is a play I've been rehearsing for some weeks now called Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl. Many of us know this avant-garde adaptation of the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice and rightly so. It is full on poetry-in-motion in the writing, characters and visuals called for. With that, you can also see why … Continue reading Sarah Ruhl’s Eurydice