Two years after I ended my first run on the Heartwood boards, I find myself back in coastal Maine performing in a staged reading of Bloomsday by Steven Dietz. Directed by Griff Braley and featuring the talents of Deirdre Manning, Mary Fraser and Cliff Blake, this is a play that... well, it's a bit trippy … Continue reading What’s Bloomin’ this Spring?
Vincent Hannam Goes to the Dark Side (Guest Blog)
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)
Of Mice and Kids
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
Return of Frankenstein!
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!
The Oresteia Strikes Back
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
Romeo: Ah, Dear Juliet…
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…
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