May 2013 in Photography

Just when I thought April came and went without a peep, May seemed to whiz by with even more turbo. Only after reviewing the photos I’ve taken during the month did I realize why that was. It was choke full of activities both on the work front, and in the various passionate endeavors I engaged…

All over Saturday

Variety is the spice of Life! That’s what they say, right? Well, Saturday didn’t say it, it yelled it! My morning started an Arts Expo where I got to meet a lot of interesting organizations that provide resources to educators to bring arts back into schools. We need more of this! You can’t knock on…

Wanna hear a joke?

That’s the first line I utter in Jake Arky’s play, The Lookout. I like it already! My character’s got jokes– okay, you quickly realize it’s not the type of joke you would typically hear around town. Then again, I don’t know about some of you, and the filthy activities you find yourselves in! Hah- I…

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 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….

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…

The secret is out

Four Taino Indians, paraded by Columbus before Queen Isabella, vow to change history. Steeled by myth, each explores a new world in which hope, intimacy, and conquest collide, and Queen Isabella discovers that the world is bigger and more complicated than in her wildest dreams. The Secrets of the World was originally commissioned and developed…

Butt end of 2011. The retrospect.

If you read my post about taking care of TO DO lists, then this entry is a validation of those practices. At the end of 2010, I looked back at the year and realized I had done so much with some of my actions yielding successes that can’t measured by tangible items, but the value…

What the Tech!

I wrapped my first day of tech rehearsal as a follow spot operator for San Jose Repertory Theatre‘s production of SPRING AWAKENING yesterday! That’s right, I’m working in the theatre on a non-acting gig which brings me to the follow conclusion: I’m just addicted to learning and experiencing all aspects that surround the craft of…

Officially Twenty Six Years Young!

It’s been years since I’ve actually thrown a party for my birthday.  The photo to the right was probably the last one I remember having where I was relatively carefree.  In fact, I remember stressing out about which toppings to have on the pizza we were going to order!  It seems trite to engage in…