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What a month!

What a month!

It's been a minute since I last had a chance to post an update. I'd love to go more in-depth, but don't have the time right now, so I'll hit the highlights real quick:

  • Porn Rock's extension at TU was a complete success. We couldn't have been happier with the results. Such a fun show. The producers are looking for another theatre interested in putting the show up, so I might be back in that blonde wig sooner than I know! Here are a few pics from our run:
  • Immediately after Porn Rock closed, I jumped in to directing my short play, The Anniversary Issue for the inaugural Short+Sweet Hollywood festival. In addition to writing and directing the show, I did the sound design and fight choreography and ran the sound board during the show. The festival was nice enough to let me live-stream my view from the booth on the third night of our run. You can check out that video here. Also, here are a few production photos I managed to snap:

Let's see... what else?

  • Took some time today and updated my IMDb page. ​

  • Renewed my Ovation Voter membership, and started this Ovation season off right by catching A View From the Bridge at the Ahmanson. Go see this. You'll either love it or you'll hate it, but it must be witnessed.

  • I can't remember if I mentioned this yet or not, but last month, right before going on retreat with the Writer's Den, TU submitted our 2015 hit show Ligature Marks for CTG's first annual Block Party, happening next spring!

  • This month, we started laying the groundwork to bring TU's smash hit Fringe show, Sleeping Around, to the New York International Fringe Festival in 2017. We've got our work cut out for us, but nothing is impossible!

  • Finished the third draft of The Young Argonauts. Big changes here. Trimmed 40 pages off the previous draft and made some major shake-ups. Now to schedule a reading...

  • Speaking of readings, I participated in readings for three new works over the past month, including a secret project being developed collaboratively in the Theatre Unleashed Writer's Den (ooohhhh.... secrets!). Side note, the cover photo for this entry was snapped by Michael Lutheran during the reading of one of those three new projects. 

  • A new website for Broken Spirits has gone live, complete with a new trailer. I've been told to expect big news on this front soon.

  • Held auditions for TU's Naughty and Nice Rep earlier this month. I'm directing the 'naughty' half once again, the return of A Very DIE HARD Christmas.

  • The 2016 Scenies were announced, and TU garnered 5 honors this year for Only the Moon Howls, A Very DIE HARD Christmas and CAKE! Couldn't be prouder of our family for all their hard work. 

  • Got new headshots done, thanks to the incredibly talented Lauren Quirk! Here are the first three. There are three more currently getting touched up. I'll post them everywhere as soon as they're ready.
  • Started the first draft of a brand-new full-length play this week, based on an idea that popped into my head two weeks ago. Already twenty pages in, so I'm excited to see where this leads.

  • My complicated relationship with fitness continues, as I've found yet a new workout routine to try. The trick is figuring out how to stick with it when I have an incredibly irregular schedule. However, I enjoy this one a lot, so that helps. It's called the Couch to Spartan Race Training Plan, and I recommend checking it out. 

  • Finally, assembled some clips of my work into a pseudo demo reel! It's not much, but it covers three bases (comedic, theatrical and commercial) so it's a start. Between this and my new headshots, I'm ready to go after new representation.

There are a few other things in the works right now that I can't talk about yet; projects with TPLLA, ALAP, LASA, TU, and other random acronyms. You'll be hearing about all of that stuff in the near future. Trust me. 

There's also a project that Jenn and I have been working on for the better part of a year that we're almost ready to announce. So, keep your eyes peeled in November for a press release!

In the meantime, I'm going to get back to doing entries every couple of days. I miss doing this! But that being said, it sure is nice to be making things happen.

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Ep. 19 of the Theatre Unleashed Podcast: PORN ROCK
The Anniversary Issue returns!