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…

My thoughts on A Kind of Sad Love Story

A KIND OF SAD LOVE STORY is a well paced, if not mirrored composition of what memories are under the duress of a painful, but necessary, breakup. Often times the show reminds us of the fragility of relationships when words are left unspoken, and actions undefined. At the core of it are these individuals who,…

A Kind of Sad Love Story

Okay- this post really isn’t about a personal kind of sad love story. In fact, it’s about a happy story about being cast in Jeffrey Lo‘s (not so unfamiliar to this blog) A Kind of Sad Love Story. The entire cast (minus one) were there for the table read. Twelve in all. Yup. Twelve. Twelve to…

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…

What is cue to cue?

Or in short, Q2Q. And according to Wikipedia (hah):  A cue-to-cue is when the sound and lights are run with certain parts of scenes within the production. Usually a scene will start with the first few lines and then skip to the lines and staged blocking for the next cue. This whole process can take many…

Ain’t nobody got time for that

Sweet Brown will tell you, “Ain’t nobody got time for that.” Those were the guiding words during our rehearsal for The Lookout. Before I tell you who Sweet Brown is, and why she didn’t have time for that (whatever that is), let me first tell you of some good news! After some time away from touching anything…

Dodging Bullets

Dodging bullets, not literally of course… That’s the name of the other short play I’ve been cast in for 06 Ensemble’s The Bench Project II (seven plays total). It’s written and directed by 06 Ensemble’s co-founding member, Skyler Garcia. I applaud his debut (both in writing and directing) effort! The script reads well; pacing is…

Bench me

I’m grateful to be benched. I’ve been cast in two short plays that will be in the line up for The 06 Ensemble’s Bench Project II! I’m not sure how I managed that but I won’t question the good fortune! You might be asking yourself, “Bench Projects…that sounds familiar…where have I heard it before?”. It’s because…

Strange Case

I feel strange publishing an article regarding the show I’m in, The Strange Case of Citizen de la Cruz, without first publishing some of the “drafts” I’ve written in regards to working on the show. But since I’m not fully decided on publishing said drafts, there’s an urgency in making sure this write up/review of…

Catapult

I’m stealing from a fellow artist and guest blogger, Zillah, when I say that. Catapult. The last couple of weeks have been a wild rush; a combination of catching up, re-orienting, discovering, and mind challenges. Two weeks ago I transitioned from TheatreWorks to San Jose Repertory Theatre (yes, back to the Rep); from part-time work…

A strange pace for citizen Alabastro

I’m back on stage! (And by stage, I mean the one where I won’t require a spandex and some well rehearsed body rolls) Nope, this time, it’s a full-length play! Recall, the last time I was on stage was for the 06 Ensemble’s Bench Projects (and a couple of stage readings in between) and that…

I went to Chicago for a day

…sort of. I spent a day on the set of City Lights Theater Company’s production of CHICAGO, directed by Donna Scheer. What was I doing on set, you ask? Well, not acting, unfortunately. I was contracted to shoot/edit some of the supplementary video that’ll be part of the show. I guess that makes me the…