Pictures and Review for Silver Spring Stage One Act Festival
Hello friends. First of all, I want to give a huge thanks to everyone who made it out to Silver Spring for our One Act Festival last weekend. We had a fantastic turn out and some very energetic crowds. Always proud and happy to perform for my friends and family. To close out the great weekend, I’m happy to share some pictures and a review from the show. First of all, here’s a few pictures that were taken by the talented Harvey Levine:
You can check out the rest of the pictures from Six Seven Three Twenty and Alternate Theory, along with pictures from all of my other shows, here on my Photos page.
I’m also proud to share a nice write-up we got from DC Metro Theater Arts for our weekend. Here’s an excerpt:
“Adam Adkins plays Mike O’Sullivan, the assistant to it seems everyone and is probably the most likable character. Adkins hits the mark by straddling the fence between Gary and Doug and the Coach.”
Not a bad little nod. Feel free to read the full review here or view the rest of my press clippings here on my site. Also, the One Act Festival continues for the next two weekends. Not with me, sadly, but with many of my friends and fellow craftspeople. Please make sure to show your love and support by planning your trip to the festival here.
So that’s all for now, my dear friends. But make sure to come back and visit soon, as art never stops coming.
New Press & Tickets On Sale for Silver Spring One Act Festival
Hey gang. Just wanted to drop by and let you know about a new piece of press that my friend and journalist Peter Rouleau wrote for the upcoming Silver Spring Stage One Act Festival for the Sentinel. Here’s a snippet of my interview portion:
“‘After taking a break from acting for a few years, the Silver Spring One Act festival is a great reminder as to why I love this art so much,’ said local actor Adam R. Adkins, who appeared in the 2013 one-act festival. He has performed in and directed other productions for the company. ‘They’re a great group of people to work with and bringing new, original works to life is incredibly rewarding,’ Adkins said.”
If you’re interested in reading the full clip, please follow this link. And you can see the rest of my press clipping by going to my Press page.
In addition to the lovely write up, you can now purchase tickets for the festival by following this link. The tickets are available for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, but we also have a pay-what-you-can on Thursday night. We also have a Facebook event page here if that tickles your fancy.
Hope to see everyone there!
DC Metro Theater Arts’ Best Directors of 2014
Hello all. Just wanted to give a quick update from a little bit of awesomeness.
For the past few weeks DC Metro Theater Arts has been listing their picks for the Best of 2014, and there have been honors for both Nightfall and God of Carnage. Specifically actors Elliot Kashner, Jen Bevan, Stacy Whittle & director Mark Kaime have been listed for Nightfall and my entire cast for God of Carnage (Alyssa Sanders, Andy Greenleaf, Bob Harbaum & Lauren Kieler) have all been specifically mentioned. And I’m happy to say that I got my own listing as one of the Best Directors of 2014 for God of Carnage! A huge thanks again to my cast, producer/stage manager Bob Scott, my designers Star Johnson & Nathaniel Collard and Silver Spring Stage. Feel free to read it yourself here or check out the rest of the reviews for God of Carnage and Nightfall here.
Until next time, kids.
Nightfall With Edgar Allen Poe is Helen Hayes Recommended & More!
Great news for us Molotov Theatre Group people: Nightfall with Edgar Allen Poe has been Helen Hayes recommended! That’s pretty awesome news. Almost as awesome as all of the great press and audience feedback we’ve received. Here’s a snippet of our review from DC Theater Metro Arts:
“Adam R. Adkins plays the aloof Roderick Usher. His spooky charm and excellent mad laugh deserves kudos. Adkins also has the tongue-in-cheek style of performance down pat.”
Well, I can certainly play a convincing psychopath. Feel free to read the rest of the review here or check out all of my mentions on my Press page. If you’re planning on joining us for our next two weekends, make sure to get your tickets soon. Every show we’ve had so far has either been sold out or damn near close. Reserve your tickets at Molotov’s website here.
Finally, I’m happy to announce that I got the chance again yesterday to shoot with HBO’s Veep. I always have a great time whenever I get the chance to shoot for that show and yesterday was no different. There’s some big surprises that I can’t talk about in Season 4 that I can’t wait for people to see. I’ll make sure to be keeping everyone updated on when you can spot me behind some big names coming up soon. Until then, see you at Nightfall!
Another God of Carnage Review, Gallery Performs This Sunday & My Return To The Stage!
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!
God of Carnage Opens With A Fantastic Review and Pictures & Gallery Launches This Sunday!
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.
Couldn’t have said it better myself. For the entire review, please follow the link here or visit my Press page here to read all of my past generous reviews.
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!
God of Carnage Opens This Weekend With A PWYC Preview, Plus Press For Upcoming Projects!
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!
Another Great Saving Private Poo Review And God Of Carnage Auditions This Weekend!
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!
Saving Private Poo Opens To A “Best Of The Fringe” Review!
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.
A Quick Press Notice For The Narrow Gate!
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!
More Reviews Come In For Morning, Miranda & A Veep Note!
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.
Morning, Miranda Opens To A Glowing Review & Special Industry Night Tonight!
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!
First Press For Morning, Miranda & Another Veep Teaser!
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!
Hope Operas, A Veep Appearance & Plenty Of Site Updates
Hello friends. Lately I’ve been slacking on this site for a bit. Things have been insanely busy but with so much new happenings, I figured it was time I let you all in on my life. First of all, many thanks to Jackie Walter, David Dieudonne and all of Silver Spring Stage for a fantastic run of The Navigator in their Annual One Act Festival. We put together an amazing show and Jackie and I even walked away with Acting Awards for our efforts. I always feel that if I’m not tired after a performance, I haven’t given it my all. And this show, even though it’s only 30 minutes long, left me exhausted every night.
Secondly, I’m proud to say I recently was invited to be a part of the Emmy-Award winning show Veep. Alright, fine, it’s only featured background. But I saw some of the playback and I’m fairly certain you’ll be seeing my handsome face alongside Julia Louis-Dreyfus for my television debut. Keep an eye out for me in the upcoming Season 3!
So what’s next? How about a triumphant return to The Hope Operas in a brand new Maurice Martin show called Chupy and the Science Twins? Premiering October 7th at the Comedy Spot in Ballston, I’ll be returning with Amy Kellet, John Tweel and director Sun King Davis of R.U.X. fame among other talented people to bring you a twisted take of Saturday morning cartoon mystery shows. Can we have another clean sweep like our robot love did 2 years ago? Come by to find out and support some great charities. Visit The New Hope Operas Website for more details.
And finally, I’ve added a bunch of new stuff on my site. I have an updated Resumé and Bio here, added pictures from The Navigator here, a new article from The Sentinel where I’m quoted on my Press page here, some new links to some favorite people here and finally my Theater Calendar with the dates, times and locations for the upcoming Chupy and the Science Twins here.
Hope to see you all in Ballston!
The Walking Fred Closes To Rave Reviews & We Look To The Near Future
Once again, we say a bitter-sweet goodbye to a fantastic show and experience. The Walking Fred and Saving Private Pooh closed last Friday to a fantastic crowd. Theater can be difficult, exhausting and frustrating. But only with the best of shows do you beg for just one more chance to brave it all again for another chance to bring it to an audience. And I certainly feel that with The Walking Fred and Saving Private Pooh. But the good news is we have some fantastic pictures, thanks to our photographer John Tweel. They are available here for your viewing pleasure. And as a special bonus we have a fantastic review and write-up for our Friday performance from DC Metro Theater Arts where I am considered to have a “mastery of vocal mimicry”. I don’t mean to toot my own horn, so I’ll let them do it for me here.
But we now look to the future. The immediate future, as a matter of fact. In only 11 days, I go back into the lab to build the robots. Presented by Naked Theatre Company, R.U.R. is priming up to be a runaway hit at this year’s Capital Summer Fringe Festival. There’s only five chances to see this show, so make sure to get your tickets here A.S.A.P. You can also go to my Theater Calendar here for show/ticket/date information.
And there’s even more theater happenings in the future. In August, I will be performing again with Silver Spring Stage in their One Act Festival. Directed by David Dieudonne and co-staring my close friend Jackie Walter, it’s a very intriguing 2 person piece called The Navigator. I am very excited to start digging into this play, and I’m even more excited to get it in front of a hungry crowd. Ticket and time information will be available soon, but I have the dates already marked on my Theater Calendar here.
Stay tuned for more information in the upcoming weeks, and hopefully I’ll see you soon from the stage!
Another Great Run Of R.U.X. Comes To A Close!
A great but sad day on Sunday. After 3 runs in a little over a year, R.U.X. has finally been put to bed. Will it ever return? Never say never, but for now, we’re all looking forward to future projects. Check out my Resume & Press page here for some very kind words written about R.U.X.‘s Fall return, or click here and here. And as always, make sure to Like me on Facebook there to your right to get the latest updates of my upcoming theater happenings!
The Glowing Reviews Just Keep Coming!
Reviews-a-plenty for Stop Kiss and R.U.X. are up today! First, here’s a review from DC Metro Theater Arts on Stop Kiss, where they make the point that “The raw talent in this show is astonishing.” Read the entire review here.
I appear to be the talk of the town over at DC Metro Theater Arts, as they joined us for our R.U.X. opening and wrote another fantastic review for us. Read all the details here.
Fringe & Purge have also shown their support of R.U.X., with the mention that yours truly is “especially deft in his handling of this material”. Read their review here. Or listen to their podcast where our reviewer says that R.U.X. is his favorite show of the DC Capital Fringe so far. Listen to the first minute, then pick it up again at 22 minutes to get all of the R.U.X. goodness.
Tickets are still available for both shows. You can get those tickets here and here. Tickets are being snapped up for the last weekend of Stop Kiss, and we were nearly sold out for our first two shows of R.U.X. So now is not the time to dilly dally. Hope to see you there!
Stop Kiss Review & R.U.X. Opens This Friday!
A review has been posted for Stop Kiss, which includes a special mention for yours truly. You can read the review here. There’s only a few dates left for the show, so make sure to get your tickets here before you miss your chance.
Also, R.U.X. opens this Friday! I’m really excited about this show, and I can’t wait to get in infront of an audience of adoring fans. To reserve your tickets, which are selling faster than hotcakes made of iPads, click here.
The Madman and the Nun Reviews
The glowing reviews keep pouring in for The Madman and the Nun! Read the latest from DC Theater scene here: http://dctheatrescene.com/2011/12/09/the-madman-and-the-nun/
If you want to experience this phenomenally different new show, click here to purchase your tickets. See you there!