I am honored (and humbled) to announce that my original work, COLD RAIN, will be presented as part of the 2018 Capital Fringe Festival, a program of the Washington, D.C., non-profit Capital Fringe.
I understand that there's a lot going on in our world today, and in our country especially, that deserves our focused attention. So it's not lost on me that my asking for your financial support on this project appears frivolous and self-serving at this moment in time. And perhaps it is. That being said, I believe that theater is more vital now than ever. To that end, and with this piece in particular, I am offering audiences an opportunity to escape, if only for a moment, into a world that will not only resonate with them on a personal level, but will remind them that taking care of themselves is not a selfish act, but rather an avenue towards taking better care of those around them.
If you are able, please make your non tax-deductible donation here: https://igg.me/at/Indiegogo-ColdRain
Very excited to be participating in the Mucho Kluncho Talent Show on Saturday, Sep 23rd, to benefit The Klunch. Hosted by Hot Todd Lincoln, Shortstaxx, Lucrezia Blozia, Kate Debelack, Kittie Glitter & Lobsterboy. Opera singers, jugglers, tango dancers, strippers, puppets, and waaay more! Buy a pass, snag a drink, pack a sandwich, and get ready to binge-watch this parade of real, raw, relentless ridiiicuuuuulousness. An epic assemblage of talent, the likes of which DC hasn’t seen in centuries; performed in three 60-min(ish) blocks, with two intermissions, six hosts, and ten tons of talent! Audience can come and go during the show, forage for foods at any of the nearby restaurants, and get drinks at the bar. IT’S GONNA BE MUCHO! AND MUCHO IS ALWAYS BETTER!
Get your tickets here: Mucho Kluncho Tix
The full draft of COLD RAIN is now complete and I could not be more excited about how it's turned out. I am very proud of the work. If you're interested in reading it, please check it out here: COLD RAIN
Otherwise, I'll keep everyone posted on any public readings or, hopefully, a workshop production or full production. Following is the synopsis of the play:
COLD RAIN, set just outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and taking place between the years 1959 and 1988, is the... story of Carly Weekes, an unattached young woman who lives with her older sisters, Lolly Weekes and Shirley Weekes, all witches. Determined to lure a husband Carly’s way, the three women cast a circle to conjure a gifted recording artist from Colorado named Joe Rekowski. During the invocation, however, Shirley, skeptical of Carly’s witching abilities, hijacks the proceedings and casts a spell so dubious that Lolly deems it a curse. Seven years later, Lolly, while trying to undo the magic that has been done, mysteriously vanishes and is presumed dead. Sixteen years later, Carly, now 45 and married to Joe, is raising two children primarily on her own: 16 year old Bryson Rekowski who is awkwardly navigating his sexuality by engaging in a turbulent relationship with a bully named Fisher Hickman and 23 year old Johnny Rekowski, an imaginative young adult who still lives at home and who becomes the target of an investigation into the mysterious drowning of twin sisters, Tina and Rose Pacheco. Rounding out the cast are Donna Pagnotto, Bryson's best friend, a teenager wise beyond her years, Lydia Pacheco, the twins’ mother, Prudence Peele, Johnny’s other-worldly counselor and Darci Meir, a detective who is keenly interested in the Pacheco case. COLD RAIN is a dark and, sometimes, comical tale of ill-conceived machinations, misdirected resentment and repressed desire.
Über excited to announce that I will be appearing in a reading of Will Eno's Oh, the Humanity and Other Good Intent. I will be playing three roles:
1. Coach (Behold the Coach, In a Blazer, Uninsured)
2. Photographer's Assistant (The Bully Composition)
3. Man #2 (Oh, the Humanity)
The reading will be presented by The Actors' Center on Monday January 30 at 7:00pm at the Silver Spring Black Box located at 8641 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring MD. The script is amazing! Hope you can make it.
Very happy to announce that I will be playing the role of Brian in The Nude by W.L. Newkirk as part of FABUM's A Strong Woman 10 Minute Play Festival on Friday, December 9th, 2016.
Tickets are on sale! Get yours now through Eventbrite or Brown Paper Tickets.
Lisa's nude portrait of her friend Claire goes on exhibition. Lisa's nervous about her career and Claire's having some serious body issues. Claire mistakes passerby Brian for an art critic and is pleased when he compliments her and the painting. The real critic Jeffrey shows up, pans the painting, and offers a better review in exchange for sex.
Very proud to announce that I am directing the world premiere production of "How to Give Birth to a Rabbit" to be presented in the Sprenger Theater at the Atlas Performing Arts Center, Washington, DC as part of the Capital Fringe Festival. This song cycle is a unique collaboration between a diverse group of musicians, songwriters, poets, and theatrical producers. Each member of the team brings an unusual perspective to this true, twisted and puzzling tale of one woman's scheme to better herself by tricking the world into believing she has given birth to rabbits. Purchase Tickets.
I am excited to announce that I will be appearing as Axel in a staged reading of "The Nerd" by Larry Shue, Directed by Martin Blank. The reading will take place on Monday, May 16th at 7:00 PM at Wooly Mammoth Theatre (Large Classroom) located at 641 D Street, NW, Washington DC 20004. The reading is FREE to the public. Please reserve your seat in advance by emailing email@example.com.
Cast: John Brougher, Craig Houk, Grant Collins, David Van Ormer, Hugh Golub, Lisa Galperin, Suzanne Martin and Nerissa Hart.
Martin Blank is Founding Artistic Director of Theater J, and of the American Ensemble Theater. He served as Woolly Mammoth’s first literary manager, and in New York City, directed dozens of staged readings for a comic play development program funded by Norman Lear. He works locally as an on-camera acting coach, is a playwright, and most recently has been developing a motion picture for Hollywood. He attended the University of Maryland and the Yale School of Drama.
"The Nerd" is a comedy first presented by the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre and subsequently produced in Great Britain, and on Broadway. The action centers on the hilarious dilemma of a young architect who is visited by a man he's never met but who saved his life in Vietnam—the visitor turning out to be an incredibly inept, hopelessly stupid "nerd" who outstays his welcome with a vengeance.
CLOWNING AROUND TURNS DEADLY IN TOF’S ‘CLOWN BAR’ - Rich Fahey
Truthfully, There Are A Few Rules In the Clown Bar: CLOWN BAR - Kitty Drexel
SEND THEM IN - Beverly Creasey
Very excited to announce that I will be appearing as TWINKLES in Theatre on Fire's Fall 2015 production of Clown Bar by Adam Szymkowicz.
Happy Mahoney is a cop. He used to be a clown, but gave it up to go straight. When his brother Timmy is shot and killed, he must go back to his old hangout to face his old friends, enemies, and demons. Can he find the murderer and bring him to justice? Forget it, Jake - it's Clown Bar.
Check out my calendar for production dates or click on the following link to purchase your tickets now: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/951384
I am honored to be working with the following gifted actors:
Christopher Davis as HAPPY
Emma Goodman as BLINKY FATALE
Marcus Hunter as GIGGLES
Annie Hochheiser as PETUNIA
Chris Wagner as DUSTY
Mac Leslie as TIMMY
Terry Torres as SHOTGUN MCGHEE
Chelsea Ruscio as POPO
Jeff Gill as BOBO