And while we're talking about strange press, I should mention that the NY Post strongly suggested that I might be the internationally famous street artist, political activist and filmmaker known as Banksy.
This class - which focused on Shakespeare and rehearsal technique - was inspiring, recharging and an amazing learning experience.
Next fall I'll be diving back into Shakespeare at Lost Nation Theater of Vermont- playing both Antipholus of Ephesus and Antipholus of Syracuse in The Comedy of Errors. I look forward to bringing all of my new tools, perspective and awareness from this class to that process! The Comedy of Errors will run in repertory with The 39 Steps, in which I'll be playing Richard Hannay. Mustache party!
Andy ended up breathing fire outside during intermission, and I may have taken my clothes off in the second act...
This was a really great step for us as a company. We're now very excited about the idea of touring around to more colleges!
We recently brought the Sing-Along back to NYC, performing it at the Tank last week. Next month we're premiering The Apocalypse Show at the Tank - and in February we're doing a full weekend run of the Sing-Along at the Tank as well.
This poster is hanging in my room now....
Oh! And Muhlenberg has invited Ora and I to write and direct a show for their Summer Music Theatre season! We'll be adapting The Three Billy Goats Gruff into a family-friendly musical with puppets. I'll be performing in it as well.
More details to come!
I ended up seeing several films in the festival as well, it was a blast.
Oh, and if you have Time Warner, you can watch the clip from NY1 here!
I devised a new aerial act that I'm quite proud of - I finally figured out how to combine clown with aerial acrobatics. My character Stampy had a wonderful time on the ground and in the air.
I'm pictured here simultaneously warming up and entertaining as part of the lobby pre-show.
I wish I had photos and video from the act itself. I'm hoping to perform this act more in the future!
OH! And I was nominated for best actor in a play for my performance in Irma Vep at Lost Nation! (I was nominated last year for my Irma Vep performance at Cortland Repertory Theatre as well, where I played the other half of the characters.) I was also nominated for best featured actor in Hamlet (in which I played Laertes). LNT's Irma Vep is also up for Best Play, and many of my talented colleagues are nominated in almost all of the categories. You can vote HERE.
That's all the news for now. I imagine I'll be following up with more details about The Three Billy Goats Gruff, The 39 Steps and The Comedy of Errors - as well as upcoming Doppelskope projects - and hopefully other exciting news as well!