5-4-2013 Saturday 2:23PM Tonight is the closing performance. I think if I took the time to sift through my thoughts one by one I’d miss the show… so I will simply say that I am filled with gratitude and energy and deep happiness. What a kickass group of people to tell this story with… and [...]
Last But Not Least: This Hamlet's Final Performance
What Would Mark Rylance Do?
4-18-2013 Thursday 3:46PM I first saw Mark Rylance as Viola in Twelfth Night at the Globe Theatre in London in the summer of 2002. Then Valere in La Bête in 2010 in NYC. Then Johnny “Rooster” Bryon in Jerusalem in 2011 in NYC. He’s also had his go as Hamlet (a few times), though I [...]
4-11-2013 Thursday 3:02PM Opening tonight. I am ready. Five “Playing Hamlet” entries in the cue, but have been focusing on the role these past few weeks. Takes some time and focus (SHOCK & AWE!). In the meantime, enjoying the excitement and the nervousness and anticipation. BRING US THE AUDIENCE! TICKETS PLAYING HAMLET MENU
Angels and Ministers of Grace Defend Us!
3-9-2013 Saturday 12:29AM Not sleeping so well, but my imagination is what is most awake. Been fighting off a cold/cough and so my hours are all turned upside down. More on fighting through the cough in rehearsals later. “Angels and ministers of grace defend us!” (I.4). This is what Hamlet first exclaims when he sees [...]
My Father's Shoes
[Transcribed from hardcopy journal] “2-26-13 Tuesday a bit after 12PM on the subway to Brooklyn My father’s shoes. Really they weren’t actually his shoes. This is what my emotional brain is calling them, but they were the shoes my mother bought for me at Kohl’s Department Store (I think) for my father’s funeral in Wisconsin [...]
I’m thrilled to be making my debut with Folding Chair Classical Theatre as Lucius in Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus. Show opens a week from today at the Access Theater; full juicy details and ticket information can be found by clicking here. The bare bones approach of Folding Chair is remarkably effective and refreshing — essentially nothing [...]