Updates have been pretty much non-existent over the past year, but rest assured it's been a busy one. I figure I'll look on the bright side of this brief hiatus, take advantage of my replenished reserves of time and motivation, and use them for the ever elusive art of *~BLoGgiNg~*. Enter Blog Post: Fall 2013 Roundup- Yesterday's Future Past. Check out the gallery for some pictures from this year's projects, which have included:
My New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players debut in The Mikado at New York City Center in January 2013. I am legitimately overwhelmed by the talent and camaraderie that feed this company's infectious performances. To feel at home among them is inevitable, whoever you may be, audience and actor alike. Cannot wait for the next chance to work with these inspiring performers and genuinely awesome human beings. Their next season opens December 27th, 2013- Check them out! http://nygasp.org/
The New York premiere of Rady & Bloom's Peter/ Wendy (at none other than the cell, my home away from home), an intimate production about Neverland, its legendary perma-child, and the precocious girl who gets caught up in his mommy-complex. Inspired by original JM Barrie text and set to the music of the indie band, The Books, this was a unique experience as ominous as it was whimsical and heartbreaking as it was poignant. The ensemble came to form a bond that I will never forget. Do yourself a favor and peruse Rady&Bloom's website where you'll find more information about their past and upcoming shows and events- Everything they touch turns golden http://www.radyandbloom.com
A new production of Much Ado About Nothing from the premiere company Shakespeare in the Rear. I've been working with these terrific actors for months on better communicating the life in Shakespeare's language and drama under the instruction of the brilliant Tim Eliot. The work culminated in an exciting immersive performance in which the audience and the actors moved together throughout the homey space and gardens of the Cell. The result was a hit, and I have never before seen or performed Shakespeare with clearer vision. These guys are the real deal. Also I urge you to check out the cell theatre's website http://www.thecelltheatre.org/, where pretty much everything is wonderful always. OH, did I mention in this production I also happened to make my songwriting/ guitar performance debut! Well, I did. Sorry, there is no footage. (It's probably for the best).
The New York premiere of the new Irish dance musical McGoldrick's Thread, a production that spilled over with genuine warmth when it wasn't blowing your mind with the talent and enthusiasm of the young dancers in the ensemble. The New York Times praised it for its charm and "simple sweetness," and it never lost its momentum, selling out the entire run and going on to win the award for Best Production in the 1st Irish Theatre Festival. I stood in awe of the talent and passion surrounding me, and I couldn't have been more honored to be a part of the family. Be sure to have your eyes and ears on this one... it's a stunner. More info at the website here- http://www.mcgoldricksthread.com/
The Cell's smash hit HARD TIMES: An American Musical is rounding in for a remount in January of 2014. It's rumored to be brighter, bolder, and more intense than its sold out first run, and I have to say to be able to perform this show again is a DREAM. Just your grade-A, grass-fed organic dream-come-true. I'll be returning in the role of Owen, so book your tickets as soon as you can!