OK, I have definitely neglected the ol' site. I've updated the resume page and hope to start bringing it back up to date again soon, hopefully.
My next show, Wild Boy, opens next weekend and runs through August!
Tickets are on sale on the Here.
Here are the details of the show:
Based on the critically acclaimed memoir Not Even Wrong, Wild Boy tells two stories - that of Paul and Jennifer Collins, who learn that their toddler may be autistic, and that of Peter “the Wild Boy,” an 18th century boy found mute and feral in the woods by King George I. Written by Oliver Goldstick, Wild Boy looks at what it really means to be human.
Ryan O'Donnell as Paul Collins
Olivia Haas as Jennifer Collins
Johnathan Tierney as Morgan/Peter
John Stephen King as King George I (et al)
Bryan Moriarty as Chad (et al)
Isabel Siragusa as Queen Caroline (et al)
Mary Lou Torre as Dr. Rapp (et al)
Director - Ken Sonkin
Stage Manager - Jesse Ploog
Assistant Stage Manager - Sigrid Pinsky
Scenic Designer - Joshua McDermott
Lighting Designer - Joshua McDermott
Sound Designer - Ken Sonkin
Costume Designer - Brooke Jennings
Dresser - Brandon Ah Tye
Dresser - Daniela Talavera Rangel
Assistant Costume Designer - Kitty Tores
Properties Designer - Emily James
Dialect Coach - Kimberly Mohne Hill
Graphic Designer - Maggie Ziomek
Pay what you will preview on Thursday, July 28th at 8p
Opening night performance with post-show reception on Friday, July 29th at 8p
Post-show discussion with the cast and director Sunday, August 7th & August 14th
We started rehearsals again after our two week winter break and things so far are moving along nicely. It should be a good show. If you're familiar with Peer Gynt, this isn't a direct translation of Ibsen. Well, that's not completely true, there's definitely Ibsen in it, but It's a new adaptation with only 5 actors and will not be three hours long. It's a new streamlined take and I think you should come see it if you're anywhere nearby.
You can get tickets here.
We're wrapping up the first two weeks of rehearsal with Peer Gynt, which was complicated by my getting sick on the first day. I've had a lingering cough and sinus crap going on, but got through it. We've got two more rehearsals before we break for two weeks for the holidays, then we're back right after the new year to push to preview night on January 22nd!
I had an audition on Saturday for a production that will go up in April and May of next year. Things are picking up, at least for 2016. More details later.
We're about to head to the airport for a red-eye to Atlanta, so I don't have much time to elaborate right now, but I had an audition in San Francisco this past Sunday and I've been offered a role from it. It's a new adaptation of Peer Gynt that only uses 5 actors. I'll be one of the two male ensemble, who play all of the male roles in the show that aren't named Peer.
I have other news as well, that I will need to describe later, but basically I auditioned at a South Bay general audition that went well.
More later once we're back from DragonCon.
Well, I have confirmation for my first audition in the area coming up on March 5th. I also realized in starting to prepare that I'm probably too old for my usual go-to audition monologues, but I don't really have the time to start searching for new ones yet so they'll have to do!
I've been in the Bay Area since the end of November and things have been somewhat crazy, but seem to be settling down. I joined Theatre Bay Area so that I could audition for their general auditions, but I did not get a slot this year so instead of being seen by a bunch of companies at once, I'll be looking for auditions as they happen. So far nothing has struck me or the timing would be off with this year's travel plans, but I'll get on stage around here eventually.
I have finally done a complete redesign of my site that will be easier to access and easier for me to maintain.