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
Today is Halloween and to celebrate all things spooky, I wanted to share this script of mine that was recently featured at an evening of live radio theatre! It’s a genre I’ve absolutely fallen in love with over the past couple of years, thanks no doubt to local groups such as the Mysterious Old Radio Listening Society and … Continue reading Spooky Oasis
Well, it's October again and just as with the past two Halloween seasons, my play Frankenstein lives again! This time around, the show is being produced by River Company, a troupe who not only knows how to stage plays, but also design one really stellar Franken-bird. The genesis of the project started with a dear colleague … Continue reading The Year of Women and Frankensteins
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!
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?
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
The life of a theatre artist is certainly one of constant activity and at times can be a little unpredictable. One day you're sitting in your studio, eager to finally finish the novel you’ve been chipping away at and the next you see a production call needing some stage hands. Hmm… I haven’t done that … Continue reading Mr. Hannam Goes to St. Paul