Hot Dog Boys
Asking for Trouble came around again this year at Ensemble Studio Theatre’s Youngblood Program. HOT DOG BOYS by Andrew Massey was fantastic, directed by the sure-handed Collette Robert and with the wonderful cast of Dylan Dawson, Katie Schorr, Michael Grew, Zac Moon, (and me), was both incredibly touching and funny. A great 10 minute look into family dynamics.
Judge Taylor in To Kill A Mockingbird
I just finished playing Judge Taylor (above – presiding over Nafeesa Monroe as Calpurnia and Ezra Barnes as Atticus Finch) and Walter Cunningham in TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD at Queens Theatre. Directed by Rob Urbanati and with a fantastic cast, we played 10 performances to consistent standing ovations.
Agent Mustang in CRAZY FAMOUS
I had the immense pleasure of playing the role of Agent Mustang (Head of Counter Terrorism) in the film CRAZY FAMOUS, directed by Paul Jarrett and produced by Vincent P. Maggio and (writer) Bob Farkas. Mustang’s joy was (ironically) terrorizing the fantastic lead cast of Victor Cruz, Gregory Lay, Richard Short and David Neal Levin. The film will be out in 2016, so keep an eye out for it!
Kiel Adrian Scott’s beautiful film, SAMARIA, recently screened to an outstanding reception. Keep an eye out for it. I am honored to be part of the cast with Katie Wren Whitty, Demetrius Grosse, Alex Courtney and Tatiana Ali.
It was announced at the screening that the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has nominated SAMARIA for a Student Academy Award!
Watch the trailer:
Eric Pennycoff’s Phase II is online for viewing.
Be very afraid
(but only for 4 minutes)
It’s been a busy summer:
• A developmental workshop of THE RED ROOM, a new play by Morgan McGuire and directed by Jenny Beth Snyder
• MISS NORWAY by Emily Chadick Weiss, directed by Kel Haney at Ensemble Studio Theatre’s Youngblood “Graduation” Brunch
• Two readings of Mariah MacCarthy’s HONORS STUDENTS, directed by Christina Roussos for the Lather Rinse Repeat series and for Ensemble Studio Theatre’s Youngblood Bloodworks series
• A reading of Lydia Blaisdell’s APOCALYPSE RADIO, directed by Michael Rau for Ensemble Studio Theatre’s Youngblood Bloodworks series
• A reading of SAM & DEDE by Gino DiIorio at Theater for the New City
• COSPLAY by Blair Ingenthorn, directed by Daniel Roberts, produced by Emily Comisar at The Brick’s Game Play Festival
• Filmed an episode of the web series PRECIOUS CARGO by Dano Madden, directed by Ben Simington
• A developmental reading of SWITZERLAND by Emily Comisar
• Filmed NO COMMENTS FROM THE PEANUT GALLERY written and directed by Jens Josephs
I am currently appearing in two terrific one-acts at:
Theater Masters’ TAKE TEN 2015
National MFA Playwrights Festival
Running from 4/28 thru 5/2 – 7:30pm
at The C.O.W. – 21 Clinton St, NYC
Plays by: Lydia Blaisdell, Matthew Capodicasa, Sean David DeMers, Phillip Howze, David Jacobi, Chas LiBretto, Lin Tu, Paula Vesala
Directed by: Margot Bordelon, Taylor Haven Holt and Joseph Ward
Featuring: Jelani Alladin*, Jim Bergwall*, Hugh Cha, Catherine Curtin*, Andrea Gallo*, Andre Gulick, Benjamin Harris*, Peregrine Heard, Megan Hill*, Bob Jaffe*, Naomi McDougall Jones, Heli Sirvio, Kea Trevett, Anna Weng & Sophie Wright
TO PURCHASE TICKETS CLICK HERE
Starting April 4th, I’ll be playing Whiskey (a complex pit bull) in Marianne Driscoll’s THE BISCUIT CLUB, directed by Kira Simring, also featuring Jack O’Connell, Stephane Duret, John Charles McLaughlin, Paul Nugent and Judy Rosenblatt.
April 4th thru 25th at the cell (a 21st century salon) – 338 W 23rd St, NYC
For dates and ticket information CLICK HERE
I’m performing Willy Holtzman’s fantastic play, THE REAL McGONAGALL at:
the cell ~ a twenty first century salon
Nancy Manocherian, Founding Artistic Director
Directed by Brian Reager
Meet 19th century Scotsman Sir William Topaz McGonagall: weaver, actor, and fabled poet. Award winning playwright Willy Holtzman (Something You Did, Sabina, Hearts) brings the legend himself to the cell for a night of poetry, storytelling, and music, exploring questions that challenge any artist who chooses to present work to a highly critical world.
ONE SHOW LEFT:
February 22nd @ 3:00 pm
Tickets: $12 – FREE DRINK INCLUDED!
CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS
338 W. 23rd St. (bet. 8th and 9th Aves)
Subway: C or E to 23rd St.
(we are hoping to announce more performances in the future)
I will be playing Hunter John in the developmental reading of Amina Henry’s beautiful new play, HUNTER JOHN AND JANE, directed by Benjamin H. Kamine.
Hunter John is a bum who lives in the park.
He hates litter.
He drinks too much.
One day he is befriended by Jane.
Through elevated text and stark imagery,
HUNTER JOHN AND JANE explores the boundaries of humanity.
HUNTER JOHN AND JANE
Written by Amina Henry
Directed by Benjamin Kamine
Music by Aaron Costa Ganis
*Appearing Courtesy of Actors Equity Association
THE BRICK THEATER
579 Metropolitan Ave
(L train to Lorimer St / G train to Metropolitan Ave)
Friday, January 2nd @ 7pm
Saturday, January 3rd @ 7pm