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!
Hello all. We are only eight days away from the opening of my latest project, Morning, Miranda! And to celebrate, I’m happy to present our first press notice from BroadwayWorld.com. Click here for the kind words about a show I am very proud of. I’m sure it will be the first of many, and I’ll make sure to include any and all press write ups on the site as soon as they come out. In the meantime, make sure to get your tickets here. We only have 4 weekends of shows and a whole lot of buzz going, so don’t dilly dally with getting your tickets. At the very least, hop over to my calendar here and add the dates to your own Google Calendar with the click of a button! And make sure to join in the Twitter conversation with the hashtag #MMIRANDA. We’ve been posting a lot of rehearsal pictures and the like, and we hope you use it yourself when you come and see us.
And finally, we have another teaser trailer for Season 3 of Veep which premieres April 6, 2014. Still not sure when my episode will be airing exactly, but as soon as I know, so will you happy people. But in the meantime, enjoy the teaser!
Good news, everyone!
Tickets are now on sale for my new upcoming show Morning, Miranda! We have 4 weekends of shows but seating is limited, so make sure to go here to reserve your tickets. Dates are also listed on my Calendar page here and we have an official Facebook event here. Also, as always, feel free to join in the discussion on Twitter using the official hashtag #MMIRANDA. Rehearsals have been exhausting, but amazingly fun. I can’t wait to get this show in front of you lovely people. Hope to see you there!
Since I decided to launch this little corner of the web for myself a few years ago, I’m happy to say I’ve finally hit a first milestone. Today I have passed over 1000 views! While I’m not sure why I’ve gotten hits from Bahrain, Peru and the Russian Federation, why ask why? Welcome, my international brothers and sisters! In order to celebrate, I’m happy to say that I’ve finally added pictures from last Fall’s production of Chupy & The Science Twins, which you can view here. So if you’ve ever fantasized about what I would look like in a mummy costume, your dreams have finally come true.
In the meantime, rehearsals are up and running for Doorway Arts Ensemble’s production of Morning, Miranda. Make sure to mark your calendars with the dates and times here, and make sure to follow me on Twitter here with rehearsal updates and what-nots.
And finally, HBO just gave us a video teaser on the 3rd season on Veep. I actually started watching the series last week, and I’m proud to say that it’s a pretty funny and witty show. It’s nice to know that I’m looking forward to the the 3rd season premiere for a reason other than seeing my handsome face. Still no luck on an upcoming episode synopsis, but here’s a little something to keep us happy for another 52 days.
Hey gang. It’s been a while since I’ve given this site a proper update. To be honest, I’ve been taking a minor sabbatical from the stage. But distance makes the heart grow fonder, and I’m happy to say I’m hitting 2014 running. First, I’m happy to announce that I’ve been cast into the newest play by local playwright Stephen Spotswood, whose past works include 2012 Captial Fringe’s Best Drama We Tiresias and last October’s In The Forest She Grew Fangs. The new play is called Morning, Miranda and will be presented by Doorway Arts Ensemble starting March 20th. For more details, check them out here or check out my Calendar here.
Secondly, if you’ll look to the right, you’ll notice that I no longer have my Facebook fan page synced up. Honestly, there’s no real point to it. Anyone who wants to know what’s going on in my life, they’re free to friend me on my personal page. It’s updated much more often. The link to it is on my Contact Me page here. However, if you again look to the right, you’ll see that I’ve synced up my Twitter account. Yes, I finally have a twitter account. I fought it for years, mainly on the basis that it’s the dumbest word in the history of speech. But if that’s what hip with the kids, Grandpa Adkins will crack this nut as well. Feel free to follow me by clicking the button over there. Go ahead, it’s right over there. I’ll wait.
Did you do it? Don’t lie to me. It makes me sad. Either way, make sure to check back here soon. I have fingers in a lot more pies at the moment, so more updates are on the way. I promise.
You know a good way to get updated on that stuff in real time? Twitter. Honestly, it’s the tops. Just click that Follow button and be transported to a world of pure imagination.
After a fantastically fun month, the 2013 DC Summer Fringe Festival comes to a close. And with it, R.U.R. meets a fantastic end. Thank you so much to everyone who came out to see the original robot show. I had a fantastic time working with a brand new company, Naked Theatre Company, and was honored to be in their very first show. Hopefully this is only the start a great working relationship.
A special congratulations to all of the great productions I was able to see this year, especially the equally fantastic 43 and a 1/2: The Greatest Deaths of Shakespeare’s Tragedies and The Continuing Adventures Of John Blade, Super Spy. Nu Sass did an amazing job with the amount of fun to be had in Shakespeare deaths, and you could tell that the audience loved watching it nearly as much as the actors loved performing it. And the new company Live Action Theatre had an amazing debut with one of the funniest and most action-packed shows I’ve ever seen. One joke in particular combining self love and Tony Horton is maybe the funniest I’ve heard in any Fringe show (R.U.X. excluded, of course). Make sure to keep an eye on both of these companies as I’m sure more great things will be coming in the future. And of course an extra congrats to my friends at Grain of Sand for their Best Drama win with their show Tell-Tale. Even if R.U.R. didn’t walk away with the prize, I’m glad it went to a company that’s taking such rewarding chances and risks.
But enough talking about people that aren’t me. I pay the bandwidth for this site, and I have a new show to plug! On August 15th I will be opening a One Act Show with Silver Spring Stage as part of their annual One Act Festival. The Navigator is a new short play written by local playwright Brian Doyle. It’s a fantastically written piece about a man who has kidnapped a woman, murdered her husband, and set sail in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Pinteresque writing with a realistic setting, this is probably the deepest character work I’ve done in quite a while. I will be sharing the stage with my close friend Jackie Walter and, under the direction of David Dieudonne, I think we’re creating something very interesting. With only four performances, get your tickets early. This is something you won’t want to miss. Click here for ticket information or go to my Performance Calendar here for dates and times.
And as always, make sure to check back often with more updates. The theater life has been on a non-stop roll since May, and it shows no sign of slowing down any time soon. Until then, I’ll see you on the stage!