Oct 7 Can’t Come Soon Enough

September 4, 2015

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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. 7 my contribution to the form begins. SAINTS. A re-imagining asking what if God walked away from heaven and the re-incarnated souls of saints walked among us? What if their martyrdom was now a power?

The idea started with Ben Mackey, the amazing artist. And it’s good. I’m proud of it. It’s very funny and very thoughtful. And it combines everything I was into as a kid: heavy metal, religion, tons of comedy and a general feeling of what the hell am I doing here, and, how can I be good?

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January 13, 2015

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 often asking me how you do it, or advice in general for touring. And I feel for the folks writing me but have no good answers. i did the same thing when i started out. I’d write playwrights and performers who had blogs and asked for advice, as if there were some silver bullet to it all.
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Goodbye 2014

29.12.2014

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

17.06.2014
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THESE HOPELESS SAVAGES

24.03.2014

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

18.03.2014

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?

10.03.2014

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

15.02.2014

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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Those State School Kids

13.01.2014

I went to Suny-Binghamton. It now calls itself Binghamton University. Because Binghamton University sounds like poor kids don’t go to it. Whereas Suny anything sound slike a ragtag mix of kids from Queens and Fredonia and keggers and… When we were in acting classes we were often told how we were going to have a […]

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The International

26.12.2013

I’ve been back in the States for three days. It’s insane- a week ago I was performing KILLADELPHIA at the Universitat del Teatre in Barcelona. It was received so well- despite language barriers- a really moving event. I finished my collaboration with La Pell Teatre of Spain, Barracuda Carmella of Bogota Colombia and Jump Current […]

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