Keep posted on new developments as The Baby Monitor is being scheduled for e reprise run in Manhattan thus June for Pride NYC. The play has had glowing reviews internationally and we are excited to share the piece after we have nurtured its development abroad.
The Cast of Anaïs Nin Goes to Hell brings so much positivity and engagement that every day feels like a honeymoon. Pictures above are Mel House as Heloise and Mlé Chester as Andromeda. Their connection is so lovely. I hope you get to see them in action. The entire cast is as follows!
James Edward Becton*, Mlé Chester, Mel House*, Amanda Jones*, Richard Lindenfelzer*, Nylda Mark*, Madalyn McKay, Hannah Seusy, and Stephanie Willing.
$18.00 ($15.00 Students and Seniors) Advanced Sales.
$25.00 ($22.00 Students and Seniors) at the Door.
I am so proud to announce that this October I will be performing in the New York premier of Carol Carpenter's devastating play, Sweet Sweet Spirit, directed by Joan Kane.
A West Texas matriarch is enraged by the news that her gay grandson has been the victim of a hate crime committed by his own father. As the boy battles for his life, the family must come together and decide who among them is best to care for this child and what place can they find for him in their world.
Reserve tickets today at www.mtworks.org
Running Time: 90 minutes
The Theater at the 14th Street Y is located on 344 East 14th Street (at 1st Avenue)Performance
Friday, October 10th at 8pm
Saturday, October 11th at 3pm
Saturday, October 11th at 8pm
Sunday, October 12th at 3pm
OPENING NIGHT: Tuesday, October 14th at 8pm
Wednesday, October 15th at 8pm
Thursday, October 16th at 8pm
Friday, October 17th at 8pm
Saturday, October 18th at 3pm
Saturday, October 18th at 8pm
Sunday, October 19th at 3pm
Wednesday, October 22nd at 8pm
Thursday, October 23rd at 8pm
Friday, October 24th at 8pm
Saturday, October 25th at 3pm
Saturday, October 25th at 8pm
MTWorks's Production of Dark Water has been nominated for 3 awards this year, including Best New Script for David as well as Best Production of a New Play and Best Actor for Brian Silliman .
The production ran for 3 weeks at the 14th Street Y to great Acclaim.
"All told, Dark Water is a breathtaking work, a rich and powerful allegory that is both exceptionally literate and a searing cautionary tale and call to arms of the sort that seldom finds its way onto a stage. It deserves to be widely seen and talked about and acted upon."
--Howard Miller, Talkin' Broadway--
Many Thanks to director Heather Cohn, the entire cast and crew, and of course everyone who came out to see it.
Pictured are Dianna Martin and Chester Poon for the 2014 MTWorks Production of Dark Water.
I am so pleased and proud to announce the cast of my play, Dark Water, which will be performed March 14th -29th 20014 at the Theater at the 14th Street Y, directed by Heather Cohn. The cast is truly talented--and I am pleased to say that many friends from MTWorks are heading the group! Check out www.mtworks.org to get tickets!
Barnacle - Dianna Martin
Weed - Chester Poon
Gullet - Brian Silliman
Daedalus - Antonio Miniño
Foam - Lori E. Parquet
Sheepshead/Clam - Susan G. Bob
Blue Heron/Fish - Kathleen O'Neill
Blue/Sea Urchin/Lily - Emily Hartford
Charmer/Pad/Fish - Stephen Conrad Moore
Starfish/Tears/Fish - Lily Drexler
Variations on a Cat Call by Jordan Swisher and directed by Tom Slot opens this Wednesday, October 9th and plays for 1 Week ONLY. See me play a tough, macho, angry, manipulative jerk and completely jump into a role far from myself! It is an intimate house...so I recommend purchasing tickets in advance! Click below for details.
Manhattan Theatre Works is holding auditions for their upcoming mainstage production of DARK WATER, written by Co-Artistic Director David Stallings, directed byHeather Cohn.
Equity Showcase (Seeking AEA & NON-AEA)
Pay: AEA Travel Stipend
Rehearsals: On/Around Feb 3, 2014
Rehearsal Schedule: Weekday Evenings & Weekend Days/Evenings
Performances: Fri, March 14 through Sun, March 29, 2014
Performance Location: The Theater at the 14th St Y (East Village, NYC)
AUDITION DATES (BY APPOINTMENT ONLY):
Tue, Oct 15th and Wed, Oct 16th, 2013 (Evening Auditions)
Mon, Oct 21st, 2013 (Evening Callbacks)
Audition & Callbacks Location: Midtown
ABOUT THE SHOW:
The swampland of Louisiana is hit with the most massive oil spill known to history. Barnacle, an old sea turtle, fights against man’s destruction, nature’s wrath, and her enemies of the wild to save her children trapped in the spill. Poetry, allegory, music, puppetry and movement create this magical world as the animals of Louisiana face the ultimate threat to their lives.
BARNACLE: Female, 40+, Any Ethnicity. A maternal figure who goes on a journey of defiance to find her rage. Familiarity with the New Orleans accent and Strong singing voice highly preferred.
GULLET: Male, 35+, Any Ethnicity. An enormous seagull, a savage killer. Also has a caustic, self-satisfied nature and a sense of humor. Speaks in iambic pentameter. Shakespeare background a plus.
WEED: Male, 18-25, Any Ethnicity. Barnacle's son. Filled with anger, hidden vulnerability.
DAEDALUS: Male, 30s, Any Ethnicity. Charming and excitable dolphin who takes himself very seriously. Singing voice a plus.
FOAM: Female, 18-25, Any Ethnicity. Has had a rough past but maintains hope and fierce temper. Singing voice & movement/dance experience a plus
SHEEPSHEAD/CLAM: Female, 60+, Any Ethnicity. Cold, malicious with strong sense of language.
BLUE HERON/TEARS: Female, 30-50, Any Ethnicity. A predator, strong sense of self, scene stealer. Singing voice a plus.
CHARMER/PAD: Male, 25-40, Any Ethnicity. A snake & a frog. Smooth talker, strong comedic timing. Strong dancing skills necessary & strong singing voice a plus.
SEA URCHIN/BLUE/LILY: Female, 20-30, Any Ethnicity. Sweet sensibility, caring, emotive. Dancing and trapeze/lyra/pole/aerial fabric skills a plus.
3-Audition Availability (Tue, Wed, Either)
Antonio Minino & David Stallings
If selected to audition sides will be provided along with audition location/time.
To learn more about MTWorks visit http://www.MTWorks.org
We are so grateful for all the support and interest in DARK WATER. Thanks to your support, Dark Water reached its Kick-Starter goal of $5,000.00 in just 30 days. We still have a long way to go before we reach the full budget but thanks to you we are confident that we will get there!
DARK WATER, is inspired from the many emotions that raged through me after the 2010 oil spill. I do believe the play emerged from my anger. I set this play about the Louisiana oil spill mostly underwater and had the primary characters be the animals, because I feel that in many ways, these are the true victims. The other victim of course is our environment, which we as a human race abuse without remorse.
One of the messages I hope people leave DARK WATER with is that the Earth does not belong to humans alone. We share the Earth and her resources with other living beings.
There is a lot of allegory in the piece as well. The animals, in dealing with the tragedy begin to act as humans do: dividing land amongst themselves, drawing lines where other animals cannot pass, exhibiting forms of racism, abusing religion to promote self-power...
One animal in particular, a seagull named Gullet, kills more than he can eat in order to hoard food for himself. And he has learned this from watching the humans. All the while though, I like to think the piece avoids a tone of being “preachy” because the heart of the play lies with a mother turtle, Barnacle, who is seeking shelter for her children. There is a dolphin, Daedalus, who does not blame humans, but simply wishes for their help in fixing the situation. Oh yes and Daedalus is in love with a human... there are other love stories in the play as well like that of turtles Weed and Foam. Like in every good story, there is love and there is hope.
MTWorks will present Dark Water this coming March at the Theater at the 14th Street Y in NYC, Directed by Heather Cohn.
Playwright, DARK WATER
A Busy Few Months!
Well folks, this summer has been jam-packed! I won the award for Best Actor this summer at the Planes Connections Festivity for my performance in Tom Slot's Farewell to Sanity, produced by Original Bindings Inc. I was nominated for Best Actor in the Thespis Festival for my performance of Edward Carson in Joshua Pangborn's Somdomite: The Loves of Oscar Wilde. I finally had the opportunity to perform with Antonio Mininio in a play: The Fresh Fruit Festival production of Mark J. Williams' The Other Day...2 birds with 1 stone with that one! AND NOW I have been cast in 2 Shows for September/October. I will be Narciso in Carol Carpenter's The Real Franco, on September 23rd as part of MTWorks' Re-Works; The Spanish Civil War, and Original Bindings is casting me in their World premier of Variations on a Cat Call, by Jordan swisher and directed by Tom Slot. More details to come!
I am so proud to announce that Barrier Island, my play about Hurricane Ike in Galveston, Tx. that debuted in NYC in 2010, had its regional debut this week in Louisiana with Acadiana Repertory Theatre. It is playing for another week at Theatre 810 in Downtown Lafayette. Check out this company at www.acadianarep.org