I am just so thrilled to have performed in Articulate Theatre Compnay's latest production, Articulating the Arts. It was such a creative experience where playwrights were tasked to write short plays inspired by classical paintings. I was a part of Jamie Neumann's play, Tony Tommy Bobby and Johnny. Such fun and so much life in a short play. What else do you expect when four friends all fall in love with the same girl. It was inspired by Diego Rivera's Detroit Industry.
To be involved with such talent and such a devoted team is a true gift.
A Space to Fill
What does an actor blog about?
Why would an actor blog?
An initial momentary explanation is, struggle.
A truer explanation is, freedom.
The expression of freedom.
Freedom to find.
Freedom to allow.
To nurture freedom.
To express freedom.
Even in the tougher times.
Holding on to live.
For what? For whom?
That struggle is that we must.
Remind ourselves to find these moments.
Samantha and the Glass Ceiling is now complete and I am so thrilled to have shared such a lovely experience with a theatre that truly puts the arts first in their lives. Theatre for the New City, you hold a special place in my heart and I look forward to the future with you.
A musical...A MUSICAL!!! It was fantastic...and to think, I almost didn't even go to the audition. Thank you to the artists in the world who press forward fearlessly and with the joy of creativity!
I took a leap and found the joy I was seeking. Such a talented cast and such a wonderful memory.
I am looking for more in a time when I might best be served with less.
Building on the memory, this documentation is a must.
MAY 2013 - UPDATE
Became a Founding member of Articulate Theatre Company
Awaiting the release of the film, LOST GIRLS where I had a supporting role as CORPORAL ELMER.
If I were to look and feel and identify all of my surroundings with a full heart and a sharp mind I might then find my circumstances.
I am flimsy and wavering, but I do know that I would have enjoyed myself, regardless.
An Artists' Retreat.
This is probably the most hopeful notion I can imagine!
In battle when a side retreats, it is either due to being defeated so, that they must absorb a loss in order to salvage what is left of their battalion or unit. It could also be a strategic maneuver to position themselves to where they might be able to do more harm.
Now, militaries and their weaponry, an Army, Armys' holds that responsibility on our Earth. In a hopeful vision of a future world, Artists would be the bravest and most noble warriors of a society. Defending what we hold to be most valuable! They would fight with words, and ideas, images and thoughts. Bombard with graphics and songs that destroy notions of conquer and rebuild visions of love, conversation and discovery.
It has been a long time, with many courtships in the past, but the time has arrived and I have been accepted to study with The LAByrinth Theatre Company in their Summer Intensive!!! I see this as an opportunity to do just this. Retreat. Not a move away, but a move towards. Towards this braver future. I will use this time away from this city to collect what I can, to give all I must and to share with those who just might believe the same.
I will be studying with great actors, directors, writers and storytellers of mediums yet unknown to me! This is a very real and important an opportunity to share my work and further find out how I can express myself as well as the thoughts and ideas of others.
1 week!! So many talents together for 1 week!!
sometimes I need!!!
need a creative!!!
a creative something!!!
electrical pulses that need to be.
to be so sent...
to be so sent to a place, to be so sent to a source
a source that can take
can take in a surge.
a surge of something.
It is this creative truth that I am discovering.
something i choose, to need to adhere to.
I USE THIS.
I CHOOSE THIS.
Because time and innovation are not the only factors to necessary output.
The sun shall do what it must and I am grateful.
Recently I finished a production of THE SEAGULL by Anton Checkov as SHAMRAYEV, with The Classic Showcase Theatre.
This was a fantastic and incredibly rewarding artistic experience mainly thanks to the director, Richard Hymes Esposito and the entire Cast and Crew. Special kudos to Set and Costume Designer, Signe Winkler. I will forever remember that wonderful lake. Konstantin's set and the home was perfect.
When ever we get an opportunity as artists to create something, we sometimes rush through the process and forget what a gift the opportunity to create can be. Sometimes, recognizing the gift of it all can be an important part of the process. In this case, the set and the environment will forever be an anchor for me to remember a home in Checkov's 1897 Russia.
by Anton Checkov
directed by Richard Hymes-Esposito
American Theatre of Actors
314 West 54th Street
btwn 8th and 9th Avenue
Elevator Access Available
Thursdays through Sundays
APRIL 4th - 7th & APRIL 11th - 14th
shows starts at 8pm
I am happy to let you know that this first blog post is to report that my most recent screening of:
July 13, 2012
The New York Fllm Academy
was a great success!!!!!! The film turned out fantastic and I am very happy how my character, mobster hit man Joseph Moretti, was portrayed.
There is a future for this role and this short film has the meat behind it to make one want to see more of Joseph Moretti.
HERE IT IS!!!
Stay tuned for future updates.