Huge Site Updates and Upcoming Projects
Hello Friends. It’s been a minute since I’ve updated my site here. In fact, it’s been over two years. How many minutes is that exactly? 60x24x…I don’t know, I already lost interest. But it’s been quite a while, anyway.
Theater has been my passion for over a decade. However, no matter how much you love something, you sometimes need a break. After doing 10 projects within a year (including directing 3 of them), I officially suffered burn out. For the first time in a long time, I needed to put a little distance between myself and performing. Within that time I did occasional staged readings and smaller projects, but mostly my time was filled with nights to myself and hiking on the weekends.
However, I’m happy to say that I’m officially back in business.
To celebrate my return, I’ve made some long-needed updates to my website. I’ve entirely redone my Pictures and added new ones from more recent shows, including new headshots. I also updated my Videos page with a lot of new content from various projects with Molotov Theatre Group and some promotional voice overs I recorded for the company Feith. The Bios and Resumés have also been brought up to date with the occasional projects I was involved in within the past few years. And as you can see from above, I finally updated my website banner image to something more current. The hair and goatee has been transformed to a beard and a freshly shaved head.
Along with the site updates, I’m proud to announce the projects that have brought me back to performing. Firstly, this Saturday at 7:30 is the screening for the 48 Hour Film Festival. I was fortunate enough to work with Shrug Productions on a short called Welcome Home, which will be premiering at the festival. In it I play an assassin who moves into his new apartment, only to be haunted by the ghosts of his past. Tickets can be purchased here for the one-night-only showing.
After that, I’ll be back on the stage as part of Silver Spring Stage’s One Act Festival. I was fortunate enough to work on this project a few years ago with Brian M. Doyle’s The Navigator, which netted me an acting award from the festival. This time I’m doing two shows in the same night. I’ll be doing another Brian M. Doyle play called Alternate Theory, which takes a different view of the JFK Assassination. On the same night, I will also be performing in Jacy D’Aituolo’s play Six Seven Three Twenty which takes a behind-the-scenes look at a struggling football team on draft day. Both plays are a lot of fun and I’m excited to get them in front of an audience. As soon as tickets come available, I’ll make sure to post the link. You can find more information, as well as time and dates, on my Calendar page.
So that’s all for now. It’s great to be back doing what I love and keeping you all informed on this site. Hopefully I’ll have more fun stuff to update this site with soon, so make sure to check back when you can.
Until then, see you from the stage.
The Scottish Detective Closes & New Videos and Resumes Are Posted!
Another closing, another show. Last night marked the closing night of the 2014 Hope Operas and specifically my show The Scottish Detective. A huge thanks to Amy Baska, Steve Custer, Devin Gaither, Bethanie Harmon, Eric Swartz and my entire cast for all of their dedication and hard work. The Hope Operas is always a fun time and I’m glad that I could be involved again this year with such a great cause.
Along with those closing statements, I’m happy to announce some new additions to the website! Firstly, I’ve added a couple of videos over at my Videos page. Included is a scene from a recent industrial film I shot with FJC Media and a documentary I shot and edited about my father’s 5 day hitchhike across the country back in 1979. You can see them both below, or at my Videos page here:
Along with new videos, I also have updated resumés for both my acting and directing. They can be viewed on my Resumé & Bio page here.
That’s about all for now. Tech week starts on Sunday for Molotov’s production of Nightfall with Edgar Allen Poe. Tickets are already selling impressively quickly, so make sure to reserve yours here. See you at the theater!
Opening Night for The Narrow Gate, R.U.R. Pictures & More!
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!
Source Festival, BOOM! Festival & More!
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!
Website Updates & Veep Season 3 Date
2 posts in not only a month, but a week? WHAT MADNESS IS THIS?!?!
Just wanted to pop in and let everyone know a few bits of information. First of all, I’ve made a few website tweaks. I’ve gussied up the Important Links page with some graphics, which can be viewed here. Consider it a love letter to all of the companies I’ve worked with. Also I have a new Resumé which can be viewed here, in glorious black and white PDF form for your viewing pleasure.
And finally, just one quick note: HBO has given the premiere date for Veep‘s 3rd season. It starts on April 6th, 2014. That’s a little over 2 months until you get to see me stumbling around behind Julia Louis-Dreyfus. I’m not sure if I’ll be in the first episode or not, I’ll know once they release a plot summary for the impending episodes. But as soon as they do, I’ll make sure to post the date and time right here. So check back here soon for the date and time of my HBO “debut”.
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!