Becoming A New A.D.

September 4, 2016

It’s been a year.
I had a son.
I moved to NY.
My theater company had its first National Tour.
I wrote, directed and designed this:

The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore- Short Trailer from Working Group on Vimeo.

I published my first comic book with the coolest publisher in the business.


I landed a Rolling World Premiere of my long time project about Africa (Dogs of Rwanda).
I directed a television pilot starring one of my favorite actors growing up (Campbell Scott of Singles)
I began working with a large Hollywood Manager

I became Artistic Director of Riverside Theatre of the National New Play Network.
I now run two companies. Working Group, now on its second national tour and Riverside.
I open my first show in 1 week.

Time to pick up the pace.


March 3, 2016

9:48 EST

What’s the logic in making anything? There is none. Any project I’ve seen fall apart did so when logic came into play. Once questions of: is it worth it? Will it be a good use of my time? A big hit… reared their head the project deflated. I’ve often had people reach out wanting to work on a project, excited and full of ambition until they tried to make logic of what we were doing? Could they guarantee it was worth it.

It’s always worth it just never how you expected. And there will never be logic. There is no logic in being an adult and playing pretend in front of other people. There is no logic in being moved and devastated by illusions that you know are fiction from the get go. There is no logic to any of this. Which is why it’s so important- the pursuit of the human being is not to be logical, logic is a by product of survival, we are logical in order to provide safety and comfort for ourselves… but it’s not the end game. We strive to be free. I hear it all the time. I say it.

“If I could just get out from under this.”
“If I could just do what I want.”
“If I could just start.”
“If I could just quit.”

Those are all little pleas for freedom. You make things BECAUSE no one told you to. You make them BECAUSE no one asked for them. You make them to be free.

Oct 7 Can’t Come Soon Enough


I became a comic book fan the same way I think a lot of people did. I had an Uncle. I went through his stuff. I found a lot of Swamp Thing and a lot of Sandman. So I guess I had a childhood filled with bedtime stories from Alan Moore and Neil Gaiman. Oct. […]

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For ten years I’ve toured solo shows around the country. It happened both by accident and design- I wanted to do solo work at certain periods, at others I didn’t have a choice (KILLADELPHIA happened very much because producing theaters refused to do an ensemble version of the play). I get emails through here quite […]

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Goodbye 2014


A new year a new start. Head into production for a new film- THE JANITOR (a horror) in a few weeks. And a lot of honors for THESE HOPELESS SAVAGES. Last week we got accepted to our 21st Festival- the Richmond International Film Festival. In the past year I’ve been nominated for Best Actor in […]

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Killadelphia- the radio effect

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Over the Summer I was lucky enough to take a screenplay written by myself and Matt Dellapina and have the opportunity to direct it with the estimable Kaitlyn Busbee. We gathered a great cast of theater and film vets including Mackenzie Meehan (who you may have seen in Scorcese’s WOLF OF WALL STREET this Winter). […]

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DIY- a tale from the LastOnePicked


I almost didn’t get into grad school. I was wait listed at Iowa. Rutgers acting problem took back their offer to me that they’d already made when I told them I wanted to wait a little bit to see what I heard from other programs. I remember the time. I was living with a girlfriend […]

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SHOTS FIRED: Is hope the crutch of the American Theater?


1. My wife is teaching Waiting for Godot. This is at a community college. Her students are from all over the map- they usually have a lot more going in life than their elective classes- so their commitment can be variable. But they love Waiting for Godot. Not a lot of the other plays being […]

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Horizontal Living


I had a meeting yesterday with Megan Gogerty a wonderful playwright and friend in the neighborhood. She had come back from the Kendeda Anniversary banquet at Alliance Theatre (a weird confluence, I was in Atlanta the same week performing DOGS OF RWANDA at Horizon while also working on an NNPN Commission). We talked a lot […]

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