These are indeed strange times for humanity, as we collectively reel from the fallout that COVID-19 is continually blasting us with. To be clear, this is nothing I like to joke or about or take less-than-seriously. Not only are lives being lost, but livelihoods as well. No group knows this fearful effect more than artmakers … Continue reading Art… Will Find a Way
Here we are, folks. A new decade in the ongoing timeline of our lives. Where does it find you? Where am I finding myself? It's hard to boil down to words, but I'm going to try because I believe when it comes to things you care about, it's important to be as specific as possible. … Continue reading New Decade’s Declaration
It’s not very often I’m a part of something that I would call “creepy” or even use that word in a description, but here we are, in the middle of October and that's the word I’m going with. Of course I could use a wealth of Halloween-tinged adjectives for the play I’m currently rehearsing, because … Continue reading Delightfully Violent Shakespeare
New Leaf's play development journey to get more local work on more stages Director Ricardo Beaird (Left) leads warm ups with Vincent Hannam (Up), Marci Lucht (Down), and Lynda Dahl (Right); Photo by Denzel Belin by Denzel Belin, September 6, 2019 There is no doubt that new plays draw interest in the theater community. Season … Continue reading “New Leaf” Blooms Opportunity (from Minnesota Playlist)
It’s not very often I get to cross a play off the every expanding bucket list of dream shows, but this Friday I get to do just that, playing “The Young Collector” in Tennessee Williams’s A Streetcar Named Desire at the Zephyr Theatre in Stillwater, Minnesota. Not only is Streetcar a dream show, but it’s … Continue reading No Small Parts on this Streetcar!
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
Starting the new year out with a bang, I'm thoroughly tickled to be working on Sense and Sensibility at Lyric Arts! Directed by Natalie Novacek, the play is written by Kate Hamill, who's name you might be seeing just about everywhere these days. Her adaptations of Pride and Prejudice and Little Women are also popping … Continue reading Anything but Common Sense
Ah, autumn... when the leaves fall and... freeze to the ground under the snow? Ah, Minnesota... So besides the weather, what changes does the season have in store for me? I’m thrilled to announce I'm in rehearsals for Measure for Measure and Women Beware Women, two Jacobean classics running in rep, presented by Classical Actors Ensemble. Diane Mountford … Continue reading Shakespeare and Middleton – Unite!
“On the road again… I just can’t wait to get on the road again…” It’s finally happened. I’m doing it and couldn’t be more eager for the sense of adventure and romanticism that lays in store for the next two weeks, as I inhabit that mythical role of the traveling performer. And the show? The … Continue reading Climbing Through the Mouse Hole