Above us, constantly swirling around, adrift in time and space are untold billions of stars. Balls of fire that may just be hiding a secret, long lost to the grown-ups of the world, but one that every child undeniably knows to be true: That magic exits. It exists in the budding trees in springtime, the … Continue reading Catching Stars
After I closed Sense and Sensibility not too long ago, I delved into the next project 2019 had in store for me, and it stood in stark contrast to the light-hardheartedness of the Jane Austen classic. This was The Diary of Anne Frank, the play by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett based on Anne Frank's … Continue reading Anne Frank: Understanding/Understudy
Dear fellow human beings; fellow breathers – Currently playing at DalekoArts is an off-beat and heartrending play called Middletown by Will Eno. Hard to define in certain terms, I will often describe it to people as “Our Town for the 21st Century”, even though I know that that doesn’t nearly complete the picture. While both … Continue reading Middletown: There’s a lot More in Between
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
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
Last month I was back in the director's chair with a fifth grade production of Treasure Island. The show was at Sunset Hill Elementary in Plymouth, MN (a suburb of Minneapolis) and I was actually co-directing with another theatre artist in town, Amy Abrigo. The show was something that was handed off to me late … Continue reading Yo Ho, We’re Off and Sailing
This past weekend I had the immense pleasure of opening Deathtrap at Theatre in the Round Players in Minneapolis. From the cast to the director and most certainly the script, it has been an all round joyful experience. Without revealing too much, Deathtrap is a thriller that tells the story of a veteran playwright named … Continue reading It’s a *Death* trap!
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
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’!
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