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.
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!
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!