Lately I've been back on Nantucket working on White Heron's virtual gala presentation of our Nantucket Christmas Carol. The main event is an audioplay version of Nantucket Christmas Carol featuring Christopher Plummer, Judith Ivey, and Celia Keenan-Bolger among others. It's been great to be in a theater for the first time in a while creating an holiday intro video. Though the event has passed, the play is still available here.
It's been my pleasure over the last few months to be a part of creating and producing a new radio play podcast called Standby for Places. My co-creators and I were looking for a way to create over the course of the pandemic and this is what we came up with!
New episodes come out every Wednesday on spotify, apple podcasts, and on our website here! So far we've put out all of The Importance of Being Earnest, part of An Ideal Husband, and my directing debut on the pod, Woyzeck.
If you like what you hear, head over to our gofundme so we can continue to pay our actors, and like us on facebook to keep up to date on what's next!
I was so excited to get to be a part of Theater Breaking Through Barriers' third virtual playmakers intensive InUnion! After months of quarantine I was so glad to get to work with this randomly selected team. I feel like I really lucked out and I'm thrilled to share the final product, streamed live, here.
.So very excited for this next one! Directing a reading of Enrique Huilli's beautiful new play Is This a Graveyard. It's a little bit like if Beckett lived in 2020 and was concerned about the school to prison pipeline, police involved shootings, and systemic racism. Got your attention? It's being presented on Sunday the 19th at 3:00PM at the Tank. Tickets and more info available here.
Excited to announce my next project, helming Tom Block's fun and timely new short play Let's Pretend at the International Human Rights Arts Festival. As Amanda and Becca go from making modeling clay cows, to adopted daughters, to rifles, the extent of the horrors today's kids are exposed to becomes clear. We've got one performance on Sunday, December 15th @ 3:00pm at The Wild Project downtown. Tickets are available here!
Next up is a return to Nantucket to assist on the re-mounting of our version of A Christmas Carol. It's been great getting to return to this piece and discover new things with a (mostly) new group of actors. If last year is any indication it's gonna be a great show! We open on Thanksgiving for a run through the 14th. Tickets are available here should you be island bound!
I'm so excited to announce that Transfiguration is coming back for a second round at this year's New York Fringe Festival! We've made some technical improvements and smoothed out some things that were a little rushed last time and I can't wait to get another chance for people to see this show! There are only two performances this Friday, October 12th at 7:30 and Saturday, the 13th at 2:00 at the wonderful Metropolitan Playhouse downtown. Tickets are available here!
I'm so excited for another collaboration with my friend Alex Montaldo and the team at Room 15, with whom I did Golden Boy and Orphans. Misterman by Enda Walsh runs from October 10th through 20th. Tickets are available here. It's a meditative, poetic, strange one man show that grapples with one man's journey with his faith. I think it's going to be incredibly powerful and I can't wait to share it with audiences when we open in two weeks!
On Monday I had the pleasure of attending the New York Innovative Theater Awards with the cast of my show from last fall, Plan G! The cast was nominated for best ensemble and I couldn't be more thrilled. Out of all the shows presented in an off-off-Broadway season it truly was an honor to be nominated and be in the room with so many great theater makers!
I am so thrilled to be directing a workshop production of Kirt Shineman's Good Grief for Athena Theatre Company! It's an incredibly timely and relevant play about gun violence and the process of coping with loss. It's truly got everything I would want in a play, from deeply felt emotional scenes to high comedy between cartoon characters!
Following the death of her son, Charlie, while on a study abroad in Belgium, college professor Marie finds herself unable to cope. Returning to work, Marie tries to deal with her fears and reconnect with her husband, Joe, but she can’t face what happened to her son. With the help of her psychologist, Dr. Weber, Marie attempts to overcome her fears, so that they can fly to the trial of the terrorist who killed Charlie, in Brussels. Can she face her fears with the aftermath of such traumatic events?
We run from Wednesday, September 11th through Sunday the 15th. Tickets are available here! It would be wonderful to see you there!