Gabings-On Around Town:
Projects, Events, and More
Wow. It has been a while since I’ve updated - more than six months. Truth be told, I’ve not been sure what to say. The past year has been one of so much upheaval, uncertainty, challenge, and even tragedy. That sense has often been collective but, of course, is felt in distinct individual narratives as well. I have been proud and happy of some of the experiences that grew through the concrete this year: teaching at Penn State, “Waiting for the Host”, and adding tremendously to my “Los Weirdos” project. While 2021 continues to have some of the circumstances that abounded in 2020 it is, nonetheless, a NEW YEAR. A symbolic blank page. My hope, for all, is renewal. Renewed optimism, hope, possibility, grace, kindness, and goodness.
I truly do not know what will be in store this year. If my posts here will be with the frequency of the previous years or if they’ll have similar content. I will, however, have a renewed faith that there will be more story to be told. New adventures that are met with humble unknowing and with open hearts.
Esperanza y amor.
Feliz año nuevo,
"Mil Gracias!" to everyone who tuned into "Streaming Passion" recently. The play was a great success and it was such an honor to be a part of a wonderful group of people including Julia Chereson, Rachel Harker, Cole Harris, and Steve Snyder. Thank you to the team who put this together: Marc Palmieri (author), Rick Lombardo (Director), and Rowan Young (Stage Manager) and everyone else who made this happen.
Wishing everyone healthy minds, bodies, and spirits - hoping that there are better and brighter days in the near future.
Hello folks. It has been quite some time since I've made an entry. So much has happened and IS happening. At the moment the Covid19 situation is still very serious. There are many who are suffering, have suffered, and will continue to endure great pain and my heart and good wishes go out to all those affected.
There are, despite these trying times, two bits of good news I'd like to share. The first is that I was incredibly fortunate to teach at Penn State University in the month of March. It was a delight to be back at an institution where I learned so much. It was equally delightful to work with such fantastic students. The other news I have to share is that on THURSDAY APRIL 16th I will be part of a group putting on a virtual play. It deals with a group of folks trying to recreate an Easter Play Reading via Zoom. It's relevant, funny, and touching. It will show at 7PM EST and I'll include a copy of the link below.
Again, I wish everyone grace, love, and health as this global challenge is met and, ultimately, triumphed over.
I want to give a special spotlight/shoutout to Julia Chereson and her webseries "Pasties". It is a FANTASTIC series about the backstage lives and doings of a burlesque troupe. Funny, independent, and female led - it is something to put on your radar.
The episodes are short and all six of them are on YouTube so it is that rarest of gems - binge-worthy and yet a guilt free binge. Check out all six episodes on YouTube:
Happy viewing folks!
Last week I had the privilege of taking a little road trip from the Big Apple to Charm City - Baltimore. It was a whirlwind of a trip, a car ride down, a show, a car ride back.
So worth it.
I caught a showing of "Thoughts of a Colored Man" by Keenan Scott II at Baltimore Center Stage. It was directed by Steve Broadnax, a previous collaborator, and it featured a fellow Penn State MFA grad, Brandon Gregory. I had the privilege of seeing the show with yet another PSU alum, the talented actor/writer/producer (and my lovely partner) Julia Chereson.
It was a thoughtful show and experience and it has some shows left in B-More for those looking to see some thought provoking work. Later this month there is some more great work I'll be experiencing and sharing - leaning heavy on the treating more than tricking this month, jaja!
Oh my goodness - almost October! Things have been moving so much this month with work, travel, and other wonderful life goings ons that I nearly forgot to make mention of some of it while September is still here.
I'd like to just say that the ALP workshop I had the other week with McCorkle Casting's Katja Zarolinski was marvelous. She brought in GREAT material and we had a lot of fun diving into it. The material was fantastic, Katja was a wonderful instructor, and the class had many lovely performers that evening.
Hopefully, I'm able to share in less of a hurry the next time, back to the ride!
Hey folks! Check out the new reel I've added to the site. It can be found (surprise, surprise) under the "Photos & Reel" page :)
Hey folks! Hope everyone is keeping cool during these hot hot summer months. Speaking of hot - the following link is (metaphorically) hot off the presses! It's a recording that was made during my time in Little Rock working with The Rep. The stories and the group (The Yarn) are WONDERFUL. Check out the fantastic stories and look out for you-know-who around minute 8:30 :)
I have officially signed with an agent!
I am happy to report that I am now under the representation of Dulcina
I am very excited to see what adventures come of this new relationship and I look forward to getting to work with that entire wonderful office. Happy to start this new chapter of my time here in New York.
Reports from the field...of acting.