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
This past Christmas I decided to update the old headshots. While my previous ones had served me well for seven years, I decided that I may actually look older now at 26 than I did at 20. (I know, I know, it may be a slight difference - but still!) Like back then, I went … Continue reading New Headshots!
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
Whenever people or the IRS ask what my occupation is, I do say “actor”. That’s what my training was in and I’m fortunate enough to often be cast in something or another. While my occupation may be “actor”, that’s not exactly how I “make my living”, i.e. making the money I need to literally survive. … Continue reading When Work is Play
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
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…
With every blog I write here, I try my darndest to make the title as clever a pun as possible. I consider this in the spirit of good journalism. I also consider this in the spirit of my current show, The Ghost Train, which lends itself to a litany of loco locomotive puns. Wow, that … Continue reading All Aboard The Ghost Train
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!