Playing in TheatreWork’s New Works Festival

Okay, we’ve got a lot of ground to cover so let’s jump right in! Chairs. Stands. Lights. And voice. If you’ve been following this blog for some time you’ll know that I do my best to promote new work on stage. And new work often comes in various forms, and one of them are stage…

The Drunken City

It takes a lot of people to put on a theater show. It also takes a lot of focus, talent, hard work and a central vision to make it memorable. I’m assistant directing The Drunken City at Renegade Theatre Experiment in San Jose and with opening night being only two days away, I can’t help but acknowledge…

To Bench or not to Bench

TO BENCH! No question. A three performance weekend w h o o s h e d by faster than a Felix Baumgartner could re-enter the atmosphere. Alright, maybe not that fast but dammit, time flies when you’re having fun and the Bench Project II was over before I knew it. I was just starting to…

A week in photos

I don’t know why it’s taken me this long to start a “A week in photos” series! I usually enjoy sharing photos I’ve taken with my dSLR, but if you’re with me on Twitter/Facebook, you’d notice that I like posting photos via Instagram (which took some self-convincing to do) throughout the week. Really, a lot…

The rest that can be said

The Bench Project was a huge success! Sold out house, +7 additional seats that were added. Look for yourself. Admission was free if you brought a book to donate to The East Bay Children’s Book Project. The day started out in earnest, a good homemade meal. In this case, I was able to scrounge up…

Let our benches combine

Tonight we’ll be presenting four short plays, each one unified by the central image of a bench. This is the 06 Ensemble’s THE BENCH PROJECT. You might recall my previous posts regarding this -I’m directing a piece called AGAINST WHICH, and acting in another piece, A SIMPLE LIFE. It’s been quite the experience! We had…

Move over nine to five

8am to 10p is the new 9-5. When you’re on most (if not all) movie sets, big or small –you can expect to put in more hours than you thought, or planned to. If you’re not terribly into that idea, don’t worry, it’ll show and you probably won’t be coming back. Luckily for me, I…

Adding venture to Square Marden

Richard and I spent the day exercising our imaginations. If you don’t already know who Richard is, he’s a good friend of mine I met through an audition he posted on Craigslist. Long story short, we’ve been buds since that faithful meeting (2006). We’re currently co-founders (2 of 4) to a media production company called…

A fella can get used to this

Today was one of those days where everything I did, planned and unplanned, tickled me! The day started with another Red Ladder workshop at the San Jose Repertory Theatre. It’s the last workshop for a few weeks. We had a special guest drop by today (unexpectedly). His name was Vincent Kartheiser and he’s on Mad…

Carnage on a Tuesday

I spent a great deal of my day in two places I absolutely love: Theatre and coffee shops. Every so often I’m involved in helping in improv workshops with (most of the time) youth. I’m a member of the San Jose Repertory Theatre’s Red Ladder Company, which is a major part of their Outreach department….

Now Circa Zen

I went to work today. A Sunday. But I work in a performing arts theatre –working on a Sunday is not so uncommon, even if it just front of house type of work. March has been such a whirlwind type of a month that going in for a seven hour shift answering phone calls and…

All-In: Personal Revelations Around Closing The Gap

There’s a thing, right? About walking it like you talk it? For me, for sure. And none of it has ever sunk in so ferociously (and so dearly) as it has this last year and a half. I went from growing momentum in my career as an actor + voice talent in Boston to planning…