48 Hour Theater Festival #40
A big thank you to everyone who came out to the 48 Hour Theater Festival #40 at iDiOM Theater this last weekend! All the actors, writers and directors worked their asses off to create new work; good good shit. I had the great pleasure of directing Anna Wulfekhule’s “Three’s a Crowd”, featuring Rossner Randolph, Amanda Thornton and Linanea Groh, and Trevor Van Houten’s “Diva Divine”, featuring Stephanie Williamson, Glen Bristow and Jeffrey James. Photos from both plays will be updated on my DIRECTOR page. Coming soon!
Myself and a bevy of talented actors will be performing in Ben Eisner’s play, “Collapse”, a one-act “hotbox” play. HOTBOX is an iDiOM Theater trademark: Ben received the theme “Temporary Shelter” from the 48 Hour Theater Festival #40 this last weekend. The play was written over the weekend and we’ll be rehearsing and opening the show this week. Crazy! The show will open Friday (Sept. 12) and be FREE to the public. Below are two links to reserve tickets and look up info for the show.
After the successful run of The ART/V, iDiOM Theater has graciously green-lit another evening of comedy from those same deranged minds. The show is entitled, Elai Shine’s Masterpiece Theater , an evening of short plays written by Elai Shine, who was last seen in The Velociraptor as Spandex Man. I will be co-directing this hour-long evening of experimental comedy with the kooky master himself. The show will run November 14 & 15 @ iDiOM Theater. Stay tuned for auditions early October.
Attached is a YouTube link to a short film I worked on with my friend Morgan Hendrickson and his colleague, David Stoen summer 2012. It was a great learning experience and wonderful journey and we’re pleased with the final product! Check it out if you have the time!
SPOTLIGHT: ANNIE BAKER
Recently, I’ve been interested in the work of playwright Annie Baker. I admire her use of silence and stillness in her work and it’s something I’ve attempted in my own writing. Silence and stillness is something that is taken for granted in art and entertainment recently; seems like we’re almost afraid of it as an audience. Baker writes about regular, average Americans; think Chekhov for our current cultural disposition. I have attached a few links with interviews about her creative process. She’s an exciting voice in American theater and a great inspiration to for aspiring playwrights.