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…

A Docufiend’s Confession (2016)

I wish I could say I waited three years to update my blog because my favorite number is three. Hell, even that last sentence had three I’s. But no, my last entry lay somewhere in the cuts of 2013 for no good reason except the need to change things up so I stopped updating altogether. BUT!…

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…

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…

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…

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…

The Bench Project

There’s a handful of recurring theatrical/cinematic themes in my career, so far; I’m slowly finding myself playing or directing a piece that involves me 1. being married, 2. on and/or around a bench and finally 3. being slapped. In two weeks I’ll be adding another notch to those elements! I’ve been fortunate enough to be…

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…

Filming in the theater

No no, I didn’t go and do some video pirating. I spent a few hours yesterday filming the interview portion of what will end up in the New Play Development Factory promotional video. If you’re into theatre AND the process of taking something from page to stage (thanks for that phrase Cara), then stage/developmental readings are…

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…

Burgers and Play

I’ve been granted some extra days off this week and decided to fill last night with a bit of town-ly adventure and theatre. I found myself happily filled with both! On the food frontier, I stumbled on Palo Alto Creamery which served one of the best milkshakes I’ve ever had! Their prices were a bit steep…