I am honored beyond words. All thanks to Martin & the board of Indie Theater Now and to my amazing community; we make good work and we do it with love.
At right, Jay and me backstage, sharing a flask after our final exits.
Next up, I've got some developmental readings - a new series by Jennifer Gordon Thomas & Mac Rogers, a completely hilarious new play by Mark Staufenberg called The Godzilla Project, and a new play from Stephen Speights about the last bottle of the most expensive wine in the world. (Here's the public reading details for that last one.)
The producers are raising money; a donation to this production is just about the most direct way you can support me, and working indie theater artists in general. Please consider giving!
And so it has come to pass that in the middle of my third decade I have become a rock star.
MASS: A Rock Opera. Showing 11 songs from the work in progress on 28 and 29 April. Esther Crow, Rebecca Davis & me, with what can only be described a monster band led by Maria Dessena. Come on out.
A welter of smaller projects to report.
This summer, I sat for Matt Freeman's Silent New York and I read Melissa Gawlowski's Spring Tidesfor Boomerang. In October, I risked life, limb and dignity as an actor in the One Minute Play Festival's Livewriting event at The Brick.
And I'm happy to be involved again with that scoundrel Matthew Paul Olmos, reading his The Death of the Slow'Dying Scuba Diver for TerraNOVA's Groundbreakers.
I'm working again with UTC #61, this time on the English-language premier of a recently discovered Vaclev Havel play, The Pig, or Vaclev Havel's Hunt for a Pig. It's part of the Ohio Theater's Ice Factory Festival, this year in residence at 3LD.
We open Wednesday, 29 June for 4 performances only. Come see me sing Smetana. Tickets here.
Brandywine Distillery Fire is, alas, closed. I loved this project.
The press was interesting. Every reviewer puts forth his idea of the show's central thesis; each idea was radically different. New York Times, Time Out, Backstage, NYTheatre.com. Blogger Trav S.D. also weighed in, as did Aaron Riccio.
Gaze upon our video trailer, in which I somewhat shamefully insult one of the most important theater companies of the last 50 years.