Saturday, April 30, 2011

KINGDOM COME Meeting Today

Todays' KINGDOM COME meeting was excellent! It was nice to be in a room with like minded artists, hammering away ideas on the script for the film.

It was a pleasure to see Jeff Moffitt, Sy Cody White and Rich Saab and meet Daniel Berkey and David Weber, who all brought fantastic ideas for the film to the table.

I won't spill the beans what we have come up with, but I will say that when it all comes together, it's going to be pretty awesome.

I'm going to do some writing over the next couple of days...looking forward to getting my ideas down on paper to share with the others.

KINGDOM COME Meeting In A Few Hours

Today, I will be attending my first meeting about discussions on the upcoming Two Man Crew Production KINGDOM COME. I will have a chance to ask questions and to inquire about the status of the project from a script standpoint.

On a very positive note, the film has already raised $3,685, well over it's goal of $3,000. There's still 36 days left, so if you wish to make a pledge, please visit

I'd like to thank my parents for donating to the film. Thanks guys!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

The Unknown Artists Reading of AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY This Wednesday

This coming Wednesday, I shall be involved in another reading hosted at The Unknown Artists. This time out, we will reading Tracy Letts' fantastic, Pulitzer Prize winning drama, AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY and I will be reading the role of Charlie Aiken, even though I am about 25 years too young for the part...who cares...this is a great play...a play that I hope to do one day.

Of all the characters in the play, Charlie is perhaps the most well-rounded. This is a man with an enormous heart, with so much love, compassion...that it's hard to believe when reading that he married into the Weston family and that he has stayed with the fiesty Mattie Fae for 38 years. He accepts everyone, scars, faults...with no judgments, harshness or bitterness. He has been described as the heart of the play and I think that's an accurate assessment.


I just received some sad news...

After shooting my scenes for INTERNET ACCESS the other night, director Marvin Suarez had all of his gear stolen from him as he was trying to put it in his car after shooting for the day was completed. His camera, including all of the footage, was stolen.

My heart goes out to Marvin, but I did let him know that I would be very happy to re-shoot all of the scenes. It's a short scene, that was a heck of a lot of fun to shoot, so it shouldn't take too long to re-visit everything.

Tentatively, the re-shoot is going to take place on May 10th.


Here are some updates...

The distribution deal for JACK JIMMINY: THE STORY OF A PORNSTAR EXTRA is close to completion. Stay tuned.

ARGYLE is close to being completed. According to director Matt Porter, he expects the film to be completed at the start of June.

Meetings This Weekend

On Saturday, I will be heading out to Oakland, NJ to meet and discuss KINGDOM COME with Sy Cody White, Jeff Moffitt and a number of other individuals interested in making the film a reality.

On Sunday, I will be meeting with Jeff and Sy again, as part of the East Coast Film Collaborative to discuss other potential projects.

Audition Tomorrow for PLAN B

Tomorrow, I will be reading for the role of a backstabbing vice principal in PLAN B, from 952 Films.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

INTERNET ACCESS Shoot - One Of The Best

Last nights' INTERNET ACCESS shoot with director Marvin Suarez, assistant Rob La Salle and actors Sabar Banks and Deja AramburĂș was one of the most enjoyable film experiences I have ever had. It didn't feel like work; it felt the way it should always feel, like fun. I was like a kid in a candy shop as I played the role of what seems to be at first, a regular boss in an office, but as the story progresses, the audience will find that there's more to him then meets the eye. This is a credit to Marvin, who created such a fun environment for us actors to work in...where we were allowed to play, experiment, take risks. It was like recess time.

Marvin chose to shoot in long takes, a lot like Antonio Padovan, allowing Sabar, Deja and I to really invest in our characters and create high stakes for those characters as well.

The video goes live on June 1st, so I am looking forward to sharing this one.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Audition on Saturday for KIT'S BUSINESS

On Saturday, I will be heading to Columbia University to read for a role in the film KIT'S BUSINESS which tells the story of a down-and-out ex-sitcom star who tries desperately to reclaim his relationship with his son.

Producer: Brian Birch
Director: Avram Dodson
Writer: Brian Birch & Avram Dodson
Casting Director: Brian Birch
Shoot Dates: June 7th-11th, 2011


The INTERNET ACCESS shoot this evening should go pretty smoothly. It's only a 4 page scene, so it shouldn't go too long, but you never know how things are going to go in the film world.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

INTERNET ACCESS Shoot On Tuesday Evening

The INTERNET ACCESS Shoot with director Marvin Suarez is set for Tuesday night after 5PM in Manhattan. It'll be nice to work with Marvin.

Looking forward to it.

Audition for HELL IS WHERE THE HEART IS on Tuesday

Audition on Tuesday for HELL IS WHERE THE HEART IS, part of the PLANET CONNECTIONS THEATRE FESTIVAL, written by Melissa Skirboll

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


Today's recording went very well. We recorded all 9 pages of dialogue in about 90 minutes and director Zach Terry seemed pleased with everything.

Hope to have the final version on here soon.


Today, I'll be heading into the recording studio for THE EXORCISM OF DONALD MILLER, where I will be reading the voice of Reverend Blatty.

Monday, April 18, 2011

James Monohan Live Project

Cheryl Klein, the fiance of director James Monohan, has written her thoughts on last weeks' Jane Austen inspired set up...created by James as a romantic means of proposing to her, with the help of myself and Matt Moses.

Visit this link to view Cheryl's take on the event:

Here are some photos...the first one with Matt Moses and I and the second with the happy couple.

Congrats to both James and Cheryl!

Cast As Gremio in Hudson Warehouse's THE TAMING OF THE SHREW

In 1995, I first appeared on the Marietta College stage as Gremio in THE TAMING OF THE SHREW.

I was, admittedly, quite bad...didn't know what I was doing at time.

So you can imagine my delight when I received a call today with an offer to reprise the role in the Hudson Warehouse's revival of the play that will go up in August.

After sixteen years...I think I know a little more than I did the first time around.

I was offered FORD in THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR, but sadly, I had to turn it down due to scheduling conflicts, but hopefully that role will come into my life again in the future.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Hudson Warehouse Call Backs - Part Deaux - Today

Just got home a few minutes ago from the Hudson Warehouse call backs for THE SEAGULL and THE TAMING OF THE SHREW.

Of the two, I was most happy with my readings for THE SEAGULL, where I read for Dr. Dorn, as well as Shamrayev. Both parts would be fun to play and I got a really positive vibe from director Tom Demenkoff.

I read only a few scenes as Gremio in SHREW, but a lot of people were reading for that role, so it's hard to say what direction director Jesse Michael Mothershed is going to go.

I got a chance to see and watch MIDSUMMER alum Charlie Baker read for a few roles in SHREW as well.

Now...the waiting game...

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Hudson Warehouse Call Backs - Part Deaux - Tomorrow

The second call back session for the Hudson Warehouse's summer season is tomorrow. I shall be reading for Dr. Dorn in THE SEAGULL, plus Gremio and Vincentio in THE TAMING OF THE SHREW.

Looking forward to it.

Fantastic Day On The PRINCIPALS Set

As expected, the PRINCIPALS shoot went perfectly.

Sean MacBride Murray, like the great director he is, knew what he wanted and went in and got. He ran a very relaxed, but highly organized set and with the help of Tyrus Holden and a stellar cast that included Heidi Zenz, Eric Whitehead and Jennifer Ewing, we managed to breeze through rehearsals and shooting with no delays or tragedies. Gotta love when it runs that smooth.

It was a pleasure to be a part of the film and hope that today's shoot proved to be a nice birthday gift for Sean. Happy Birthday, Mr. President!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Two Auditions This Morning: East Lynne Theatre Co. and The Chautauqua Theater Company

This morning...guess where I went? That's right! Back to the AEA audition center to go for roles in both The East Lynne Theatre Co. and The Chautauqua Theater Company's summer seasons.

As far as Chautauqua is concerned, going in I was a little young for most...Aw, hell...all of the roles...but I figured, why not audition? What do I have to lose? I did two pieces for co-artistic director Vivienne Benesch and she seemed genuinely happy with what she was saw, so who knows what will happen. As always, it was nice to go in and audition...keeps the batteries charged.

I have had the pleasure of meeting Gayle Stahlhuth, Artistic Director of the East Lynne Theatre Company, in the past through my collaboration with Liz Hodes and I was thankful for the opportunity to show Gayle my stuff today. She also seemed genuinely happy...even chuckled at part of my monologue and paid some new compliments.

We'll see.

The season for East Lynne includes:

June 15-July 23 at 8:30: HE AND SHE by actor/director/playwright Rachel Crothers, first produced on Broadway in 1920, with Crothers playing the lead. A married couple vie for the same artistic prize at a time when their teenage daughter needs guidance. Decades ahead of it's time, this well-crafted, thought-provoking comedy/drama deals with the dilemma of a woman who is a wife and mother with a career. When ELTC first produced it in 1997, “The Newark Star-Ledger” awarded it The Best Play of the New Jersey Season.
* Wed. June 15: After-show Opening Night Party
* Fri. June 24: After-Show Q&A with the creative team
* Fri. July 15: American Sign Language performance

July 27-Sept. 3 at 8:30: THE WORLD OF DOROTHY PARKER Based on the writings of Dorothy Parker, adapted by Gayle Stahlhuth, with permission of the NAACP, the organization that holds the copyrights for the famous Algonquin Round Table wit. This ensemble potpourri includes “A Telephone Call” where a woman anxiously waits for a man to call, “Here We Are” about a newlyweds’ awkward conversation on their way to their honeymoon, and other famous tales and poems.
* Wed. July 27: After-Show Opening Night Party
* Fri. August 5: After-show Q&A with the cast and director
* Fri. August 26: American Sign Language Performance

Sept. 21-Oct. 15 at 8:00: DULCY (No show Wed. Oct. 5; added show Sun. Oct. 9 at 7:30): a comedy by Pulitzer Prize-winners George S. Kaufman and Marc Connelly. In trying to help her husband, Dulcy alienates his boss and complicates matters with her other weekend guests. The original 1921 production not only established the reputations of Kaufman and Connelly but made a star of Lynn Fontanne who played Dulcy.

The Chautauqua Theater Company's Season includes:

The Three Sisters
by Anton Chekhov / Directed by Brian Mertes / July 6-17

Love's Labour's Lost
By William Shakespeare / Directed by Ethan McSweeny / August 10-19

and the role of Joseph II in Amadeus by Peter Shaffer / Directed by Vivienne Benesch

Thursday, April 14, 2011


Looking forward to the PRINCIPALS shoot on Saturday. The cast and crew will be meeting at 10AM to rehearse for an hour or so. After a break for lunch, we'll come back and shoot it. It should be a nice day...I'll get to work with Sean, as well as his fiance, the talented Heidi Zenz.

''The Exorcism of Donald Miller''

Tuesday at noon is all set for the recording of ''The Exorcism of Donald Miller''.

Should be fun.

Audition This Morning for PlayMaker Rep

This morning, I returned to the good ol' AEA Audition Center to audition for the Playmakers Rep, with a season that includes NOISES OFF, HENRY IV and HENRY V.

If anything else, I appreciate the practice that I have been getting my some of my new monologues.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Audition Today for The OldCastle Theatre

This morning, I auditioned for Producing Artistic Director, Eric Peterson and
Associate Artistic Director, Richard Howe of the Oldcastle Theatre Company in Bennington, VT.

Their season consists of the following plays:

Rembrandt's Gifts
Playwright: Tina Howe
Performance Dates: June 10th - 26th

Polly, a photographer, and her actor husband, Waler, who has become a hoarder live in a Manhattan loft filled with towers of kingly robes and pantaloons blocking out the windows and creating a fie hazard. The landlord wants to evict them, but Walter assures Polly that, "Something will come up." Then, suddenly a man bearing gifts does appear. The great Dutch painter Rembrandt in the flesh.

Laughter on the 23rd Floor
Playwright: Neil Simon
Performance Dates: July 15th - 31st

A "screamingly funny" play set in 1953 recreates the mayhem, neuroses, nonstop gags and constant one-upmanship of a team of brilliant, funny, social misfits as they writ the Max Prince Show, a weekly variety program. Based on Simon's years of writing for Sid Caesar. CBS-TV called it Simon's "flat-out funniest play in years."

The Last Days of Mickey & Jean

Playwright: Richard Dresser
Performance Dates: August 19th - September 4th

Mickey, a paranoid, fugitive ex-mobster from Southie is on the lam with his no-longer young girlfriend, Jean, is forced into early retirement in Europe. With his Red Sox cap never out of reach, he is out of place and away from the one thing he truly loves, his work. He wan back in the business. Jean wants a normal life. The dysfunctional couple runs into one hilarious situation after another, learning shocking secrets along the way. A funny perspective on unconventional love, unconditional loyalty and life after retirement.

Night and Her Stars

Playwright: Richard Greenberg
Performance Dates: September 23rd - October 9th

A probing study of greed, and power exploring America's need for a hero; the transformation of the new medium of television and the corrupting influence of fame. Based on the 1950's Quiz Show scandals, this multi-media presentation will include video and slides.

Cast In Voice Over Role in ''The Exorcism of Donald Miller''

I have been cast in a voice over project for director Zachery Terry, titled ''The Exorcism of Donald Miller''.

I will be reading the role of Reverend Blatty, a play on author William Petr Blatty, the writer of the famous book and later suspense thriller ''The Exorcist''.

Recording will take place on Tuesday, April 19th from Noon to 2PM.

PRINCIPALS Shoot to Saturday

The PRINCIPALS shoot has been moved to Saturday, which works out for me, since I will now be able to attend to second callback for the Hudson Warehouse's summer season.

We'll likely be shooting the film at director Sean MacBride Murray's school in the Bronx.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Hudson Warehouse Call Back

My callback for THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR went pretty well I thought. I read for the role of Ford at the location where all performances would take place, at the Soldiers' & Sailors' Monument on W. 89th Street and Riverside Park, on the north patio (behind the monument). It's a beautiful area, with a wide open space...a stage even...perfect for all types of performances. I tried to inject as much energy into my reading of Ford, a cuckold of sorts...even got a few chuckles from the auditioners and that never hurts.

We'll see what happens with that show.

As far as the callback on the 17th for THE SEAGULL and TAMING OF THE SHREW, I will be attending that as the PRINCIPALS shoot has tentatively been moved to the 16th.

Audition This Morning for Contemporary American Theatre Festival

This morning, I headed back to the AEA Audition Center to audition for the Contemporary American Theatre Festival in Shepherdstown, WV.

Their season includes:

FROM PRAGUE by Kyle Bradstreet
RACE by David Mamet
AGES OF THE MOON by Sam Shepard
WE ARE HERE by Tracy Thorne
THE INSURGENTS by Lucy Thurber

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Hudson Warehouse Call Backs

I have invited to a call back audition by Hudson Warehouse.

I have been invited to read for the following roles:

Ford in The Merry Wives of Windsor
Dorn in The Seagull
Gremio/Vincentio in The Taming of the Shrew.

The call back for Ford is tomorrow night, so I'm looking forward to that.

The call back for Dorn and Gremio/Vincentio may prove difficult as it is on the 17th and I am committed to the PRINCIPALS shoot.

HAMLET Reading

The HAMLET reading was a lot of fun. It was great to see MIDSUMMER alums James Parenti and Brandon Hillen, as well as meet some new talented people.

Of course, I relished reading Polonius and tried to bring as much energy and enthusiasm to the reading as possible.

Now Katie and Jim will discuss what comes next with the show.

Saturday, April 09, 2011

INTERNET ACCESS Short with Director Marvin Suarez

It looks like director Marvin Suarez is shooting for May 7th to shoot the short INTERNET ACCESS. I'm looking forward to it.

HAMLET Reading In A Few Hours

HAMLET reading in about two hours...getting excited.

Hudson Warehouse Audition

My audition for the Hudson Warehouse's summer season went very well, I thought. I felt relaxed as I performed two monologues for the three directors, as well as the artistic director. I also cracked a few jokes, which never hurts when going into an audition. Keep it light, keep it easy.

We'll see what happens.

James Monohan Live Project

Now that the project is over, I can now spill the beans on the details on todays' live project, helmed by director James Monohan.

A week or so ago, James asked me and playwright Matt Moses to participate in a little performance he created, inspired by the works of Jane Austen, to assist James in proposing to his girlfriend Cheryl while on a job through Prospect Park. While jogging, James and Cheryl come across two Austen inspired characters, who try to win her over with their wit. The lines used were taken directly from ''Emma'' and ''Pride & Prejudice'', so James knew that Cheryl, a huge fan of Austen's works, would be surprised and hopefully delighted. After our feeble attempts, James was to step in and propose to Cheryl.

James went all out for this, renting costumes for Matt and I from Abracadrabra.

I knew it was going to be fun and it was.

Cheryl was quite surprised by the act that Matt and I put on and was even more surprised by being proposed to in the park.

I am happy to report that Cheryl accepted and I wish James and Cheryl the best.

Friday, April 08, 2011


Over the last couple of days, I've been doing some work on the KINGDOM COME script. Sy sent me a prologue a few days ago and I started to write up a few pages, leaving where he left off. It's been a fun process so far and look forward to continuing with the writing in the coming weeks.

Oh and thanks to those who have already contributed to the film.

Final Day of Shooting Completed on TERRY KENDALL AND THE STALKER

Director Meg Skaff finished principal photography on my final scene in TERRY KENDALL AND THE STALKER in about 90 minutes.

Thanks to Meg for running an organized set and for creating a warm, relaxed atmosphere where an actor can do their job easily. It was a real pleasure!

Looking forward to seeing the finished version of the film.


I'll be meeting director James Monohan today to discuss the special live project that I will be participating with him tomorrow. I'll spin the beans on the project, but I will say that it should be a lot of fun.

Tonight, I'll be returning to Brooklyn to shoot my final scene(s) in Meg Skaff's film TERRY KENDALL AND THE STALKER.

Wednesday, April 06, 2011


The idea of KINGDOM COME came after numerous discussions between Sy Cody White, Jeff Moffitt and myself. I actually did some writing and crafted a 10 page teaser scene to show them and from that, Sy has begun crafting the screenplay, which is being worked on right now. I hope for the chance to have a look at what Sy has been working on, to punch up the dialogue, if needed.

It's been a fun process so far.

Informal Reading of HAMLET

Just received my copy of the HAMLET script...

I am very excited to be reading the role of Polonius...a dream role of sorts...perhaps the greatest supporting role of all time.

Some actors yearn to play Hamlet, I've yearned to play Polonius.

THE DONNERS Reading Last Night

Last evenings' reading of THE DONNERS went very well. The show has a lot of potential and playwright Pamela Eberhardt Quinn seemed pleased with how it came out.

More readings to come from The Unknown Artists. Hope to be involved in more of them.

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Click Here to Visit the KINGDOM COME Campaign

Check Out The Trailer for The New Film From Two Man Crew Productions: KINGDOM COME

The wait is finally over...

Jeff Moffitt and Sy Cody White have unveiled the trailer for their next project, titled KINGDOM COME. It's a project that I am especially looking forward to since I have assisted both Jeff and Sy in crafting the story. It's going to be dramatic, suspenseful...and with Sy at the helm once again as director, you know it's going to look great! Jeff and I are going to be acting in the film in as well in key roles as well. Stay tuned for more details about that.

Here's a brief synopnsis for the film:

The sky has turned black and the world beneath it cold and unforgiving. Kingdom Come is the story of a man who in the search for survival instead re-discovers his humanity.

And here's a trailer:

Kingdom Come from sy white on Vimeo.

A campaign to raise funds for the film began earlier today. I'll be posting the pledge page from the site Indie Go Go later tonight on here, as well as on Facebook. Our goal is $3,000 to assist in the making of this film.

With your help, we hope to reach our goal.

Monday, April 04, 2011

Busy Week

Tomorrow night is the reading of THE DONNERS with The Unknown Artists. I read the play this morning and it's an ensemble dramedy, reminscent of films like HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS and THE FAMILY STONE.

On Friday evening, I will be returning to Brooklyn for my final day of shooting on the film TERRY KENDALL AND THE STALKER.

On Saturday morning, I will be working on a special project with director James Monohan (QUIZNOS vs. A SUBWAY shoot from over 4 years ago).

After that, I have the audition for the Hudson Warehouse, ending the day with an informal reading of HAMLET at director Katherine Carter's apartment.

A busy week all around...

PRINCIPAL Shoot On April 17th

The shoot for the Sean MacBride Murray short PRINCIPALS is set for April 17th. Should be a fun time.

INTERNET ACCESS Short with Director Marvin Suarez

Director Marvin Suarez has invited me to appear in a supporting role in his short INTERNET ACCESS, an episode for the web show IN THE CLOSET SERIES.

The shooting schedule is now trying to be locked down for a one day shoot in the next two weeks. I'm hoping for April 16th, but we'll see what happens.

Sunday, April 03, 2011

Audition on April 9th for Hudson Warehouse Summer Season

I just snagged an audition for the Hudson Warehouse's summer season, which includes productions of THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR, THE SEAGULL and THE TAMING OF THE SHREW.

The audition takes place on April 9th.


My audition for Ted Minos and Aaron Simms of the Inwood Shakespeare Festival yesterday went so so. I read for two roles in the production, the first role I read for went okay, but the second role I read for was really I didn't think I read that part especially well.

We'll see. If it's not to be, no worries.


I met with director Lucy Arnell yesterday afternoon to read and discuss a role in her film TIMOTHY LEARY'S DREAM. After reading for the role of the pompous Curtis Curdle, Lucky offered me the role right on the spot, which I accepted. Curtis is a small, but fun role in the film and I'm looking forward to playing him.

Shooting will take place in Westchester at the end of this month, but I will be meeting with Lucy and the cast throughout the month to rehearse.

Saturday, April 02, 2011


I will be meeting with TIMOTHY LEARY'S DREAMS director Lucky Arnell in a bit to discuss the project.

Later on, I will be reading for a role or two in Inwood Shakespeare's THE WAR OF THE WORLDS.

Friday, April 01, 2011

Last Night

Last evening, I went to see a Shakespeare production in Manhattan and well, after about 40 minutes, I walked out of said Shakespeare production.


In short, it sucked!

The show in question was the comedy TWELFTH NIGHT, which as I just stated is a comedy...A COMEDY!!!

However, this revival managed to take all of the joy, humor and heart (that I know that the play possesses) and tossed it completely out the window.

Why? I have no idea.

Also, lines were delivered with so little energy and enthusiasm that I got the sense that no one cared, which made me wonder of the director and cast...we did you show up to the theatre in the first place?

Score your points, as my teacher Stanley Harrison said. Score them early because if you don't, you will lose the audience and never get them back.

Everybody sees bad theatre or theatre done badly (some of us have been in bad theatre or theatre done badly) and this production that I saw is in no means a special case. All that I have to ask of the director (who also acted in the show) is this: Why do you do a comedy if you're going to remove the comedy? What's the point?

Tonight, I know that I am going to have a different reaction as I am going to see my friend and colleague Jordan Kaplan (of PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE) in a production of THE TAMING OF THE SHREW.

I know already that this is going to be a fun the company that is producing the show DOES VERY GOOD WORK! They trust the material. That's all you have to do...that Shakespeare guy knew what he was doing!

As for the other show, I am still baffled at the choices or lack of choices made.

If I think about it too much more, I will get a rather large headache!

Cast In The Unknown Artists' Reading CHRISTMAS WITH THE DONNERS

I have been cast in another reading with The Unknown Artists that will take place on Tuesday, April 5th.

CHRISTMAS WITH THE DONNERS is another play from Pamela Quinn Eberhardt, about a family, torn apart by resentment, who have come together for the holidays after having been apart for several years. Can all the jealousies, anger and heartbreak allow this dysfunctional family an opportunity to find closure? To Heal? To make choices to change things for the next several years?

I will be reading the role of Dave, a man who can't stand what his life has become.