The fun never stops, ladies and gentlemen. This weekend God of Carnage returns to brand new audiences. Tickets are really starting to fly now, so make sure that you reserve your tickets here before they sell out. To celebrate, I’m happy to have yet another glowing review to bring to you. This time from MD Theatre Guide, with such fantastic snippets as:
“The cast worked well together. They made the shift in emotions seem effortless.”
Always nice to hear. I hope that you can enjoy this fantastic show sometime within the next few weeks. Please click here for the full review, or check out my Press page for all the reviews in one easy to find spot.
Next, I’m very excited to bring Molotov’s Staged Reading of Gallery to a captive audience this Sunday night at 8pm at Fantom Comics. We’ve been rehearsing this spirited staged reading with a fantastic cast all week, and I think we’re going to be showing you guys something special. Remember, this is an absolutely free reading with a reception before and after. Depending on the turn out and reaction, we may be bringing this to a full-scale production. So make sure to come and give us your feedback. Please click here for more information. In the meantime, here’s a sneak peek from our rehearsal:
And finally, I’m happy to say that I will be returning to the stage this November with Molotov Theatre Group’s production of Nightfall. The show is a collection of four Edgar Allen Poe stories and I’ll be involved in all of them, specifically playing Roderick Usher in Fall of the House of Usher. I’m very excited to get back on the other side of the lights, especially following in the footsteps of a personal idol of mine Vincent Price. The dates and location are on my Calendar page, and make sure to check back here for more information soon.
Well that’s about all for now, my dear friends. Have a fantastic weekend, and hopefully I’ll see you at the stage. All the best!
After all of the work that has gone into directing my first full show in the DC Metro Area, I am proud to say that God of Carnage is finally open! We had a great opening week, with well over half the house pre-sold before Saturday’s performance. I could not be prouder of my cast and crew. This really is a show that I’m incredibly proud of. We have three more weekends of performances, so make sure to reserve your tickets and mark your calendars here.
Along with our opening weekend, we were lucky enough to have a representative from DC Metro Theater Arts in the house to write us a fantastic review. Here’s just a little sample:
Enough can’t be said for the talent Director Adkins has assembled. All four actors are seasoned veterans and are very exciting to watch on stage. Adkins keeps the timing tight and the movement of the play engaging.
Along with the review, I’m happy to have some pictures from the show, snapped by the very talented Harvey Levine. You can check them out on my Pictures page here. Please enjoy the sneak peek below.
Finally, this week is the week that we go into rehearsals for our staged reading of Gallery for Molotov Theatre Group, premiering Sunday night at Fantom Comics. I’ll just remind you that this play has been described as No Exit with Batman super-villains. I don’t know what more needs to be said. Make sure to click here for all the information on how you can join us for this awesome reading.
That’s all for now, everyone. Make sure to check back soon for more theater happenings. Be seeing you!
The big day is almost here: God of Carnage opens this weekend! It has been such a fantastic process getting this show moving from concept to execution and I can’t wait to share it with all of you. Along with the upcoming slated shows, of which you can get your tickets here, we have a Pay-What-You-Can Preview on Thursday for those of you that are a bit more cash conscious. Either way, I hope that you’ll come out to see what we’ve created. I am incredibly proud of this show and am very excited about getting it in front of an audience.
Along with that notice, I have a couple of Press notifications that have been buzzing through. The first is a preview piece for God of Carnage from DC Theater Metro Arts, which you can read here. The next is a preview piece for the upcoming Gallery staged reading with Molotov Theatre Group written at Broadway World, which you can read here. I have quotes in both and they should get you hyped up for my next to projects. They’re also both accessible on my Press page, along with all of my other clippings from shows past. In the meantime, make sure to mark your calendars for dates to come see both of these awesome shows and hopefully I’ll see you at the theater soon!
It’s official: tickets for God of Carnage at Silver Spring Stage are now on sale! Rehearsals for this project have been going amazing and I can’t wait to get this in front of an audience. The show is a dark comedy, with focus on the dark. So actually getting people to see and react to it will be an absolute treat. To reserve your tickets, please visit the link here. Along with the dates listed, we will be having a Pay What You Can preview the night before our opening on September 18th. So if you want to see what we’ve put together but money is a bit tight, we have your hook up. Make sure to reserve your tickets and mark your calendars.
There are other projects that are on the horizon of course, including a Staged Reading with Molotov Theater of Gallery, featuring five Batman villains during an Arkham Asylum breakout. That will be performed September 28th and the tickets are free. Also, the Hope Operas is just around the corner. The Scottish Detective is shaping up to be a very funny show, so hopefully you will be joining us every Monday in October to check us out. Details for both of those can be found at my Calendar.
And finally, a big thank you to Jenny Splitter of Fuse Productions, Kristy Simmons and the entire cast of Cosmetic Consciousness for making our staged reading for Page to Stage such a success. It’s always a treat to work with such a great group of people and I was honored to be a part of it.
That’s all for now. But keep your eyes peeled for more updates just around the corner. See you at the theater!
Hello all. It’s been a little while since I’ve been able to post an update for the site. The irony is that it’s because of how incredibly busy I’ve been lately. First of all, God of Carnage rehearsals are in full swing. I have a fantastic cast that I’m working with that is 100% on the ball. Things are shaping up very nicely at the moment and I’m already excited to get this production in front of an audience. We open on September 19th, with a Pay What You Can preview on the 18th. Make sure to check out my Calendar to reserve your dates.
But before God of Carnage goes up, I’m happy to announce that I will be directing a staged reading that goes live this Labor Day. The play is called Cosmetic Consciousness and is written by my good friend Kristy Simmons. We will be performing it as part of the Page to Stage Festival at the Kennedy Center on September 1st from 3-5. Again, more details are at my Calendar.
But that’s not the only staged reading coming up. On September 28th I will be directing a staged reading for Molotov Theatre Group called Gallery. This is a pretty awesome play involving Batman’s Rogues Gallery during an Arkham breakout. The Joker, Two Face, The Riddler, The Scarecrow and Poison Ivy are all involved and verbally joust with each other while trying to solve the mystery as to who orchestrated the breakout. We’re going to be doing this up right in connection with Phantom Comics in DC, so make sure you don’t miss this one-night-only showing. Details are once again at my Calendar.
Finally, I’m happy to say that tonight is audition night for the Hope Operas. I will be directing a new play for 1Up Theatre called The Scottish Detective and we will be performing it all throughout the month of October. For pity’s sake, just check out my Calendar already.
Whole bunch of updates today. First of all, I’m happy to say that I finally have some new headshots! Make sure to check them out at my Pics page. For a sneak peek, enjoy my new main Headshot below:
Damn I’m handsome.
Along with my headshots, I also added some pictures from my night with the DC Shorts Screenplay Festival from last year. Make sure to check them out as well!
One more bit of news: I happy to say we have an audition date for the Hope Operas! We will be auditioning on Monday August 25th at the Comedy Spot in Arlington, VA from 7-10, with holding possible callbacks on the 26th. Actors are expected to bring a 1 minute monologue and be ready to read sides from the available plays. Please email HopeOperas@gmail.com to request a slot. Also, make sure to check out my Calendar and the Hope Operas Page for more information.
That’s all the news that’s fit to print for now. More updates coming soon, so keep your eyes peeled!
Another glowing review recently came in for Saving Private Poo from DC Theatre Scene. Here’s what they have to say about yours truly:
“The play’s strength really lies not in the script, but in the committed performances of the individual actors…Adam R. Adkins’ delightfully depressed Eeee-Ooorrr [is a] true stand-out in this regard.”
Aww shucks. To see the other nice things people have said about us, check out my Press page here. There’s only 3 more performances of Saving Private Poo until it closes, so make sure to get your tickets now. Our next performance is this Saturday at 6:15 at the Redrum. Hope to see you there!
In other news, this coming weekend I will be holding auditions for God of Carnage with Silver Spring Stage. If you’re planning on auditioning, make sure to bring your headshot and resume. Sides will be provided. For more details, make sure to check out the press release here.
More reviews should be rolling in for Saving Private Poo in a few days, so make sure to check back here for all the goodness. Until then, I’ll be seeing you round the Fringe tent. Cheers!
This year’s Capital Fringe is up and running, and Saving Private Poo celebrated with shows on both Saturday and Sunday! And I’m happy to announce that we have the first of several reviews out, which gives us 5 stars and names our show one of the “Best Of The Fringe”! While I’m certainly flattered, I can’t say I’m shocked. This is a very fun play that hits several different emotional levels. We only have 4 performances left, including one tonight at 10pm, so make sure you don’t miss them! For the review, please check out my Press page here or get the direct link to DC Metro Theater Arts here. Also, make sure to reserve your tickets here. Seats are limited and tickets are expected to go quickly for the last few performances.
The clock is ticking. Only 2 more days until we re-release Saving Private Poo to the world. We’ve all been working our nailed-on tails off, and we’re chomping at the bit to get this in front of an audience. Our official opening is Saturday at 12:30 at the Fort Fringe Redrum. We’ve already had some very strong pre-sell numbers, so you might want to reserve your tickets here to make sure you don’t miss out on this awesome event. And if you do come, make sure to join in the chat on Twitter and Facebook with the hashtags #SavePoo and #CapFringe14.
Next bit of news, the press release for God of Carnage is up and running. We’ve posted it all across the net and I’ve already had some great responses. To read it yourself, check it out here. Hope to see you there!
Finally, I have a bit of early news. As soon as God of Carnage closes, I’m happy to announce that I’ll be jumping right back into the director role for my third involvement with The Hope Operas! For those of you who aren’t aware, The Hope Operas is a yearly theater festival consisting of weekly installments of a handful of different plays. Each play is associated with a different charity, and whichever play wins the weekly audience voting, that play gets the most money for their respective charity. It’s an awesome way for the theater community to give back to those who need it, and it’s also an awesome way to try out some things that you can’t at a different setting. Nearly three years ago, we first mounted R.U.X. at Hope Operas. We had such a fantastic run, we parlayed that into a Fringe mount and ended up winning Best Comedy that year. So awesome things can happen with The Hope Operas, and I owe them a tremendous debt of gratitude.
With that, I’m glad to be back with them again. This time I will be directing a new play written by my Saving Private Poo compatriots Steve Custer and Devin Gaither. Details are still forthcoming, so make sure to keep yourself posted on this site for more info. Until then, feel free to check out The Hope Opera’s website for more details on the festival.
That’s all the news for now. I hope to see everyone at Fringe for Saving Private Poo or, at the very least, stumbling around the tent in an alcohol and heat-stroke induced stupor. See you there!
Just a quick little note today. We had some press come in for the Source Festival’s Mortality 10 Minute plays from DC Metro Theater Arts and they said some nice things about Valeka and I and the show in general:
“The six short pieces in Mortality make you think about not only mortality and the fragility of life, but the lives of those who are left behind after we die. If you are looking for a thought provoking, emotional, sometimes humorous night out, this is definitely the show to go see!”
I’ll take that as a thumbs up. To read the entire review, and specifically what they said about me, check out this link here. Or to read where else I’ve been mentioned, check out my entire press listing here. We only have one show left: This Friday at 6pm. Tickets are still available, but they may not be for long. Make sure to mark your calendars and get your tickets here.
Also just a quick reminder that tickets are now on sale for Saving Private Poo at the Fringe this summer. Hope on over to the Fringe website to get your tickets in advance.
Hope to see you there!
Audition and Performance Dates for God of Carnage, Tickets on Sale for Saving Private Poo and more Narrow Gate Pictures!
A lot of really good stuff today. Firstly, Silver Spring Stage and I have been able to nail down audition and performance dates for God of Carnage. We will be auditioning on July 19th and 20th with callbacks on the 21st. I realize that this is smack in the middle of the Fringe festival, so if you want to audition but simply cannot make the dates I will be seeing a very limited number of people before callbacks on Monday (which is dark for Fringe). There will be more details on this, as I’m currently working on drafting a press release, but this is just an early heads up. Also, God of Carnage will be debuting at Silver Spring Stage on September 19th and will run until October 11th. All of these dates are on my Calendar page here, so make sure to mark them now with plenty of time to plan!
Speaking of Fringe, today is the day that tickets go on sale! Saving Private Poo is hot and ready for your ticket buying pleasure. July 12th is the official premiere date! Rehearsals are off and running and they’ve been a lot of fun so far. This is a weirdly funny, ridiculous show that I can’t wait to get in front of a Fringe audience. To reserve your tickets, click this link here.
Finally, I’ve added some new pictures from The Narrow Gate on my Media page. Here’s a preview:
Look at that face. That’s the face of someone who doesn’t want you to miss his last two performances. The Narrow Gate returns Sunday, June 22nd at 4pm and gives its final performance on Friday, June 27th at 6pm. Make sure to get your tickets here for a really fun night of 10-minute plays featuring yours truly.
As always, more updates to come soon. Keep checking back and get hyped for the future.
So I was going to hold off on making these two official announcements, but fudge it: I’m too excited. First of all, I’m happy to announce that I’m finally getting a chance to direct a full show in the DC area! Come mid-late September I will be directing God of Carnage for Silver Spring Stage! I’ve worked with Silver Spring Stage on a few different projects in the past and have always been charmed by their level of professionalism. And now I’m even more charmed by this great opportunity they’ve given me. Auditions will be held at the end of the month, so stay tuned for updates. I hope to see all of you amazing actors there to give me plenty of casting options.
And just as awesome as getting a directing chance, I’m happy to announce that I will soon be joining Molotov Theatre Group as a company member! For those that don’t know, Molotov is a professional theater company in DC that puts on some really great shows. I had the opportunity to see their production of Extremities last Fall and was blown away by how good it was. This is a really cool opportunity to expand my horizons with a company I believe in, and I’m very grateful for the chance. Make sure to check them out here, and give them a follow on Facebook and Twitter.
And, of course, The Narrow Gate returns to the Source Festival for performances tonight and Saturday at 8pm. Click here for tickets. Or if you’re a little cash shy, try to snab a discounted ticket at Goldstar here.
That’s all for now. But make sure to check back here soon for more updates as they come across the wire.
See you on the other side, Ray.
Today is the day: Opening night for The Narrow Gate for the Source Festival! I’m very excited to finally get this show in front of an audience, and I do hope that you’ll join us to see it along with several other short, original plays in a night of theater fun. For tickets, please go to the link here and make sure to mark your calendar with the dates here.
However, with an opening night and a steady stream of offers for future projects, I’m afraid Saturday Morning Sludge will have to be postponed until next week. I know, you’re heart broken. But I’ve been torturing myself with some real dreck and I hope everyone will enjoy the final product. In the meantime, though, I have a few site updates. Firstly, I’ve added some pictures from last year’s Fringe show R.U.R. I realized that there was a gap missing in my media, and I’m happy to have finally filled it. If you want to see some pics of me battling robots yet again, please click here to check out the gallery. Secondly, I’ve added a new page featuring a full resumé of everything I’ve worked on in my career. The printable resumé is still available, but this will serve as a nice, fuller history. Please check it out by clicking here.
And as I said before, I have a lot of things in the works. So check in soon to see what else I have brewing in the pot. See you soon, and don’t forget to come check out some Source shows!
First of all, thank you all so much for the fantastic response I received for my latest blog post. The first few days that it went live, it absolutely blew up. And in the two and a half years I’ve had this website, that single post has been responsible for over 15% of all site traffic. That is amazing and special thanks to anyone who shared it across the web. In case you did miss it, however, it’s still live and going strong. Make sure to give it a read here and join in the discussion. This week I will be going back to the goofy side of life and doing a new Saturday Morning Sludge, but I’m sure there will be another social issue that pisses me off sooner than later.
Next, onto business with a quick site update. I just received some promo pictures for Morning, Miranda and have added them to my picture gallery here. Since the number of pictures was small, I also added a close up shot I used for promotion on Facebook. Enjoy the nightmares.
Just a quick notice that rehearsals for Saving Private Poo start beginning next week! This play is just weird enough to be a huge hit at the Fringe, and I look forward to playing a war time Eeyore. Make sure to follow both me and the show on Twitter to get all of the awesome rehearsal updates, promo codes, etc.
And finally, tickets for The Source Festival have officially gone on sale! The piece I am involved with is called The Narrow Gate and opens this Friday. I am very proud of it and hopefully you get the chance to come out and see it. I’m starring opposite Valeka J. Holt and we’re directed by Angela Pirko, and rarely have I completely gelled with an actor and a director from Day 1 as I have with these ladies. You can buy the tickets here and mark your calendars with the dates and times here.
See you in the Exoverse.
So along with talking about silly things on my new blog, I want to use it as a forum to occasionally express my opinion about some serious topics. And after the USCB shooting last weekend, there has been a lot of talk about misogyny in our culture. I don’t know if my opinion is original or even valid, but where else am I going to bitch about it? If you care to read my take on it, please read my latest post over on The Peanut Gallery here and feel free to sound off in the comments section.
If this is too heavy for you, I promise a new Saturday Morning Sludge next week.
Today I’m introducing a new feature to the site. Often times different thoughts and observations tend to run through my head. Rather than keep them to myself and let them slowly destroy me from the inside, I’m happy to announce a new blog section called The Peanut Gallery. It’s going to be a general blog with musings of the world. However, to start off with a bang, I’m posting a hopefully soon-to-be long running segment called Saturday Morning Sludge. With it, I’ll be taking a look at some of the worst Saturday Morning cartoon shows from the 80s. We had many good quality cartoons from that decade, and oh so many shit ones. So check out my first one for Hulk Hogan’s Rock ‘n’ Wrestling. How can a rock and wrestling cartoon have very little of either, but still include bagpipes and zombies? You’ll just have to see for yourself.
I hope everyone enjoys it. If they do, I’ll attempt to keep this as a bi-weekly segment along with any other rants, raves, gibes and gambols that I feel like venting about.
Also, while I have your ear, make sure to check me out for both the Source Festival in June and the Fringe Festival in July. Check out my calendar for dates, and make sure to follow me on the Twitters for all the fun updates.
Plenty of happenings and goings on in the last few weeks. Last weekend I had the opportunity to go up to Bel Air for BOOM! Theatre’s 2014 Brave New Works Festival and perform in a new One-Act show called The Dog Therapist, written and directed by the talented Kristy Simmons. I had a great time bringing a new work an audience with such a great cast. And I have good news. If you missed it, you can catch it on the Youtubes! Just jump over to my Videos page and check it out, along with a newly-discovered trailer for an indy film I did years ago called The Portrait and a few other clips.
Last weekend proved even busier as I also got a chance to shoot with DC Dogs for their 48 Hour Film Project. While I’ll hopefully be able to post it on this site sometime in the future, you can see it with the rest of us at the premiere this Thursday at the AFI Silver Theater in Silver Spring. As a long time film geek, the opportunity to see my oversized head on an AFI screen is a pretty exciting prospect. And you’re welcome to join in my excitement by buying your tickets to the screening here.
And lastly, I finally have all the dates and times for my upcoming shows. Firstly I will be in the Source’s One-Act Play Festival in a piece called The Narrow Gate. We had our first read through last week and I can’t think of another first reading/rehearsal where so much progress was made. This is going to be a fantastic piece, and I hope all of you can come out to see it. Once that closes, I’ll be just about ready for my DC Summer Fringe show Saving Private Poo. So reserve the dates on my Calendar page, and make sure to follow the Poo action on our Facebook and Twitter pages. Or you can just follow me on the Twitters and I’ll keep you all up to date. Be seeing you.
Well, after several months of rehearsals and 4 weeks of shows, Morning, Miranda finally closed on Saturday. While I’m proud of our run and I’m ready to move on to my next project, I’m sad to leave such an amazing group of artists. From our first rehearsal in January to our strike of the set last Sunday, rarely have I had such a fantastic time with a rag-tag group of theater professionals. I wish my cast and crew nothing but the best, and hopefully we’ll get to work together again very soon.
But as one door closes, another opens. I’m happy to announce my project for this year’s DC Summer Fringe Festival: Saving Private Pooh! Originally performed as part of Landless Theater’s Mashup Festival last year, this fun piece is a combination of Winnie the Pooh and World War II films. And rather than playing a nameless Nazi who gets the wrong end of Pooh’s claws like last year, this time I’ll be stepping in as Eeyore! So if you’ve ever wanted to see me get nailed in the butt, here’s your chance. Dates have been announced, and they’re on my Calendar page here. Make sure to check back soon with Ticket information and fun updates.
Also, as I’ve mentioned before, I have a few different festivals coming up. The first is BOOM! Theater’s Brave New Works Festival, which will be premiering on May 4th. Tickets are available here. Also, I’ll be performing in my very first Source Festival piece in June! Performance dates are TBA, but you can read up on the festival at their site here.
That’s all for now. But stay tuned for Source dates, Pooh ticket info and hopefully some pictures from Morning, Miranda to pretty up the site. See you then!
Why yes, that is me appearing on Veep last night. As you can tell, Julia and I are best friends and occasional lovers. Or, at least, we occupied the same space for a few hours. Hoping to make more of these arbitrary television appearances soon, so keep your eyes peeled. In the meantime, check out more pictures from my appearance at my Pictures page.
Just a few quick updates notes. Firstly, of course, Morning, Miranda is still in full swing. Tomorrow night kicks off our third weekend and I’m excited to get it back in front of an audience. I will never cease to shill this show I’m very proud of, so you can get your tickets here or read all the nice things people have said about us on my Press page here.
In the meantime, I have a few notes for upcoming theater projects in the works! First of all, at the start of May I will be involved with the BOOM! Brave New Works Theater Festival. I’ll be performing a charming new piece written by my good friend Kristy Simmons. It’s a one-night performance, so don’t miss your chance to see it! Please visit BOOM! Theater Company’s site here for ticket information or reserve the date on my Calendar page.
Following that performance, I’m proud to announce that I will be participating for the first time in the Source Festival here in DC. The Source Festival has been making it’s mark as a theatrical institution here in DC, so I’m happy to finally be throwing my hat in the ring. Details are still in the works for the dates & times, but I’m sure I’ll be letting you know about it ASAP. In the meantime, feel free to read up on the festival at their website here.
And just to add a few quick notes: I’ve added an updated Resumé to the site. Make sure to follow me on the Twitters for fun show info, keep an eye on this Sunday’s Veep for a possible glimpse of your favorite local actor and check back soon for some future Fringe show news. And, as a final plug, make sure to come out to see Morning, Miranda this weekend. Hope to see you soon!
Another week, another handful of performances for Morning, Miranda. Big thanks for everyone who came out this weekend to see us. The crowds so far have been very energetic and we’ve been getting some fantastic feedback. Part of that feedback has come by way of some great new press clippings, both of which I’m featured in. The first is in MD Theatre Guide, where I get a mention in the review. The second is from The Sentinel, in which I was interviewed on my thoughts on the show. Also, MD Theatre Guide listed us in their Top 5 Shows To Seek The Week! You can check them out, along with DC Metro Theater Arts’s review, at my Press page here. We only have 2 more weeks of shows. So if you haven’t gotten your tickets yet, now’s the time to do it. Make sure to reserve them here or on my Calendar page.
And just a quick note about my upcoming Veep appearance. HBO has released small synopses of the upcoming episodes, but I’m not exactly sure still when I will be appearing. It sounds likely that it may be this Sunday, but that’s only an educated guess. As soon as I know more, I’ll be sure to let you guys know. So let’s cross some fingers.
One weekend down, three to go. Thank you so much to everyone who has come out so far to see Morning, Miranda! You gave us some great houses and invaluable feedback. For everyone who hasn’t seen it yet, why not? It’s good. I swear it is. Don’t believe me? Well, how about believing DC Metro Theater Arts? They stopped by this weekend and gave us a fantastic five star review! You can check it out here or at my Press page.
“But Adam,” some of you are probably saying, “I’m a weekend warrior! I spend my days of rest building soup kitchens and teaching immigrants to read! I don’t have time for art or culture!” Well, first of all, thank you so much for all your service. You are a prize to our community and I’m proud that you’re visiting my website. But secondly, we got you covered. For tonight is our Industry Night! For those of you who are currently neck-deep in your own shows, now’s your chance. Come on out to see a special Monday performance of the best show in town! Click here for tickets to tonight or any other night you want to come see us. We have all sorts of discounts if you can’t quite swing the ticket price, so you really have no excuse.
See you from the stage!
The day has finally arrived: Morning, Miranda premieres tonight! To celebrate, we are offering a special one-night-only pay-what-you-can deal. So if your finances are tight but still want to see this show that I’ve been pimping on social media for the past month, tonight is your night. If you can’t make it, more good news! We have several discount options on the upcoming performances, including Goldstar tickets and discounts for students, seniors and showing up with a Fringe Button. So come, laugh, cry, cheer and love. And make sure to tell everyone you know by using the hashtag #MMiranda on Twitter. Click here to reserve your tickets, or check out my Calendar here to save the date. Hope to see you all there, and enjoy the circus!