Next up I'm directing a reading of a new play by Holly Payne-Strange called Fake it. It's a dark comedy about a guy who fakes cancer, his passionate long distance relationship, and his crumbling family. It is about the way liberals communicate and the pressure to always be perfect. The reading is Sunday, May 12th at 1:30PM and is open to the public. FREE tickets are available here!
Thrilled to be back for another round with the Ridgewood Players in Queens directing a staged reading of Irving Dale's 1917 play Too Much Salt. It was so fun getting to work with a text from the early 20th century in the fall and I'm so glad to get another shot at exploring this kind of work. The show is on Saturday the 9th at 2:30 and is FREE! Directions and more information available here!
Next up I'll be directing a ten minute short as part of AlphaNYC's Nothing Serious called Bride and Gloom. It's a short comedy about two men on the verge of marriage weighing their options one last time. I've got some great actors and it's gonna be a ton of fun. It has two performances at 12:00 and 1:30pm on Saturday the 23rd. Click here for tix!
I've spent the past month back at White Heron as Assistant Director/ Dramaturge/ Sound Designer (cuz that's a normal title) on an exciting new version of the classic Dickens tale by Mark Shanahan! Tonight it comes back for the second weekend of its run and continues through December 8th. Tickets are available here
So excited to announce that Transfiguration was named "Best One-Man Drama" at the United Solo Awards last week! To be recognized out of 130 different productions is so thrilling. Stay tuned for updates on the future of this wildly important and necessary show. You can read more here!
I'm thrilled to announce that after being a part of the workshop at White Heron over the summer I'm continuing my work as assistant director on the full production of About Alice at Brooklyn's Theatre for a New Audience. We officially open on Sunday and I couldn't be more excited to be telling this story in this beautiful space with such a great team. The show runs until February 3rd and tickets are available here!
I'm thrilled to be directing another play by the hilarious and talented Larry Phillips. This one concerns Christopher Abandonato, who's got a dead-end construction job, a wife who puts him in his place, and an out of work brother-in-law laving in his basement. But he's a dreamer, and he's convinced buying abandoned storage units is his ticket to becoming rich. He just needs to find that something that will change his life forever. A dark comedy about money, family, and opportunity.
We've got one more weekend left and people are loving it so far! Tickets are available here
Last night we presented Transfiguration by Michael Miller, starring Gary Hilborn as part of the United Solo Festival at Theatre Row. It was my first experience directing a solo show and it was a great experience. The play
follows Ralph Belard, a rather ordinary white collar employee in a tech company, prepares to go to work one morning and hears odd noises from the street: his neighbors are randomly shooting one other. He observes the carnage and, happening on an old rifle, joins in. He finds himself the last survivor and, relieved, responds in a typically American way. It's a fascinating story about violence and how we perceive and relate to it. We're hoping to have the chance to present it again, so stay tuned!
Back on the boards with another short play in a festival, this time as part of NYShort Play Fest. It's a funny, devious little play called Mania and I'm so excited to get to share it with audiences. It closes this Thursday, the 19th at 3:30 at the American Theater of Actors.
I'm so excited to be directing Lauren Winnenberg's play Coming Out at NYSummerFest at the Hudson Guild Theater. We got a great response at our opening last night and we play two more times, tonight at 6:15 and Sunday the 16th at 8:30. Tickets are available here.