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Post Show Augury

Post-show Augury

It is important to try to glean what you can from each process and production. Without some sort of periodic examination formal or informal, you will end up reinventing the wheel more than is necessary. For me the unexamined stretched are visible ...

What Manner of Man is He?

Once upon a time I played Katurian K. Katurian in The Pillowman. It was sort of an accident. I was supposed to play Michael in that production and was moved to Katurian when the performer who was originally cast needed to exit the show. Katurian ...

Richard II

On Thursday you have the opportunity to not only see the opening night of a play, but an opening night of a company as Poor Shadows of Elysium open their doors to the tune of a coin-flip Richard II at the Curtain (good seats still ...

Rose Rage

Rose Rage opens this very night and it’s been a slog personally. Coming on the heels of Tis Pity She’s a Whore I came to this process tired and sort of emotionally roiled. We had a great Tis Pity run and I was proud of my work but the end was ...

Tis Pity She’s a Whore

There are shows you survive through like 8th period Western Civ class… watching the clock and hoping that the teacher forgets you’re there. And then there are shows that you miss like summer camp. You can be in good shows, you can do good ...

Quills

Last week I closed a four week run of Doug Wright’s Quills with Austin’s Different Stages and I wanted to jot down a few things I learned that will be helpful to me going forward. Please bear with me if this makes no damn sense or is ...

Foursquare

James Comtois opened up a blog post for comments on the recently completed Colorful World. I love the idea, and I commend his bravery in doing it. I’m sure no one is going to hop in and brow beat him (especially for what was by all accounts a hell ...