Gabings-On Around Town:
Projects, Events, and More
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.
And my exciting news is...
Gonna have to wait just a little longer because I HAVE to give a shout out to my amazing partner - Julia Chereson - and her fantastic web series PASTIES. "Pasties", has just premiered in the New York Lift-Off Online Film Festival. Look it up and check out this fantastic series about the fun backstage goings ons at a burlesque company. You'll have access to many other cool shows and get to vote on your favorites. The fest is only up this week so take advantage of this great opportunity to see young artists at work.
As for my good news...I promise I'll share soon :)
Below is a link to the festival:
Last week was spent taking in the delights of the 8th annual Austin Television Festival. There were so many great moments including (and this was really just the tip of the iceberg) a screening and discussion panel of HBO's Los Espookys , a screening and discussion with Arturo Castro of Alternatino, and a showing and discussion around the rebooted One Day at a Time. If you're noticing a pattern (a glorious glorious pattern) these are ALL shows that present a variety of Latinx characters and stories. There is still much more work to be done para la gente but we're hoping going in a progressive direction. ¡Eso!
There were truly so many other amazing panels with discussion topics like representing aging on TV, changing the narrative of crime/justice on Television, female friendships, writing for stage vs screen and so on and so on. I encourage anyone who is curious about their programing to check out the podcasts from the event: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/the-tv-campfire
The festival was quite a filling and inspiring time and I am still floating from all the good vibrations felt under that big ole Tejas Sun.
Lastly, coming up very soon...a particularly special announcement :)
Last chance to see this great production, here are some moments from our wonderful show:
We had some fantastic middle school and high school students at the show today - made it a GREAT Q&A!
Here’s a link to an interview from yesterday morning with my lovely cast mate:
And another weekend of fun shows just around the corner...
Fantastic Opening this weekend for “Native Gardens” here at the Arkansas Rep Theatre! The show is wonderful, the crowds have seemed very happy and it was a tremendous birthday gift to be doing a Sunday Matinee with such a wonderful group of people. We’ve got a couple more weeks of shows so if you’re in the Little Rock area come on down - tickets are at the box office or at the TheRep.org
This process continues to be such an amazing journey with so many fun opportunities and below is a picture of one of them at a talk we gave at the Clinton School of Public Service. From left to right you’ll see our director Steve Broadnax, and the cast of Rachel Harker, Aurora Leonard, yours truly, and Kurt Zischke.