Boy, was it a fun summer! It was a blast working for Mystic Seaport Museum. I have a new project in Virtual Reality coming up, called The Heist, written and directed by Jason Moore. A walk-through of our amazing online space is here. I'm very excited! I play 3 or 4 different characters.
Our first performance was in spring of 2017. We had a film noire-esque mystery story, in which I played two characters. This new "meta-movie" will have many more people switching characters, and leading the guest through a unique game-like experience that has elements of both interactive theater and a movie.
No NPC automatons here... every single person the guest comes into contact with is a real person, who has signed in from a different place. Although most of our actors are based out of the U.S., there are people working on the project from all over the world. So very excited to be part of something so original!
This summer I will be performing at Mystic Seaport on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays during museum hours. Come check out "A Tale of a Whaler," "ARRR You Ready to Be a Pirate?" and "Vikings: Fact and Fiction." There are four performances each day, rain or shine.
We will also be performing several original monologues in various exhibits based on the materials in the collections. It is great when history and theater can cross paths and offer guests a truly unique experience.
My favorite piece is the Viking monologue in the Thompson building daily at 2:30PM. Come check it out!
I will be doing a number of roles in AlphaNYC's Spoon River Anthology in midtown Manhattan, from February 23rd-25th. Check the link below for more info! Use the current year as a discount code :] Hope to see you there!
The newest show I'll be doing is The Rivals, by Sheridan. I'll be playing Bob Acres. It's a really awesome show! Check out tickets at http://TheRivalsNYC.EventBrite.com/
I've got some new projects for the new year!
1. Bostonian is a new series about a serial killer written and directed by Michael Demasi with Paul Held in the lead role. Based on the teaser, it looks like it's going be pretty awesome. Check it out on my media page or at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dst13kPitUk
2. I'll be in Film Group East's Triptych of Terror, in a short entitled "Bite Me" as a domineering and cruel vampire named France. Another kick-ass part! Check out the other members of the cast and find out more about the movie here: http://filmgroupeast.wix.com/filmgroupeast#!bite--cast/ceoi
3. Now for something completely different... I'll be in the professional ensemble for La Boheme at Yale Opera!
I will keep updating the details! Happy New Year!
This week was quite a whirlwind. We had two spots on TV- one for Better Connecticut, and one for Fox CT's Morning Extra, doing my number, "Talk like a Pirate." The most awesome birthday present this week- to be able to perform on TV. Dream number 4 checked off the bucket list!
Better CT was a pretty relaxed taping, while Fox CT was a live-and-down-to-the-second-slap-on-a-mike-and-start-singin' kind of gig. When we arrived at Fox studio, we saw two huge golden retrievers running around the hallway, and a random child-size hockey goal. Turns out they were the "Air Buddies"- the sons of the original Air Bud, who have been the stars of many of the Air Bud sequels.
We got dressed, and gathered in the Green room (see picture above), and met the mix of characters appearing that morning on the Morning Extra show. There were the Air Buddies and their trainer, two people from Gambler's Anon., a financial analyst, among others. Pretty wild.
Last night, we opened the show, and it was fantastic. Very proud of the work our cast and crew has done, and we put on quite a good show last night. The rest of the performances are Saturday and Sunday, 1pm and 4pm, October 28-November 11. at the Hartford Children's Theatre, at 360 Farmington Ave. Get your tix at www.hartfordchildrenstheatre.org
I'm busy learning music for the Tanglewood Festival Chorus. I'm scheduled to sing with all of their programs for the summer, so I'll be one super busy bee starting later this month. In addition to my original list of concerts, I also was later invited to sing in their Prelude concert on July 13- very exciting! Apparently first-year members are rarely invited to do this concert, so I'm quite proud of this accomplishment.
Earlier in the week, I sang in a memorial service at Center Church on the Green here in New Haven. It's a historic landmark here, for good reason. The building is from 1812, but the roots of the church go back much further- back to the 1630s, when the Puritans came. When I graduated from Yale College in 2007, I had to march along with the other students through the Green and around Center Church... that church in particular is very closely tied to Yale's roots. I remember thinking, as my whole class walked the traditional route to Old Campus, that I'd like to sing there at some point. It was happy coincidence that just a few days before my 5th college reunion, my wish came true.
This summer I'll be singing at Tanglewood as a member of the Tanglewood Festival Chorus. It seems like it's going to be an excellent music-making experience! One of the concerts I'm in will be televised on PBS' Great Performances- definitely going to be an exciting summer. More information to follow...