Legally Dead

Working with the Blueprints

In the first days of rehearsal for Legally Dead, director Steven Bogart remarked on how unusual it was to be able to rehearse in the same space we will perform in, and asked the actors to “forget about the audience that will be there.” Funnily enough, I don’t equate this space with performances, since I’ve […]

Midwesterners

I’ve been trying to figure out what to write for this blog, what kind of insight I could bring to my process of playing a con artist, Midwestern guy, who grew up in the public eye…and then lots of stuff came up, we went into tech week, and Nemo hit us straight in the face. […]

New Play Haiku

It’s a blessing, and maybe a little bit of a curse to rehearse in the theater space in which the play will perform. There is something about being in a rehearsal space with windows and light that allows for the actors to engage their imagination without the audience seats talking back at them. But I’m […]

Alumni news, in brief:

Jaclyn Villano’s Unanswered, We Ride is at Seattle Rep tonight – part of the monthly reading series presented by the Northwest Playwrights Alliance… Read this nice feature about Dan Hunter’s Legally Dead in The Boston Globe… Check out John Greiner-Ferris’ recap of Hovey Players’ 24-Hour Play Festival… Jonathon Myers will talk about narrative in games […]

The Last Taboo

In a society saturated with sex, it’s surprising that people don’t talk more about elbows.  Other body joints are openly lascivious, bending right into the sexicon: skirts ride above the knees, he has an eye for a well-turned ankle, hoochie-coochie girls are hip-shaking mamas, and lovers neck. But, will no one come right out and […]

Alumni news, in brief:

Plays by Walt McGough (Paper City Phoenix) and Masha Obolensky (Marvelous Fruit) are finalists for this summer’s Source Festival in Washington, D.C…. John Kuntz was voted Broadway World Boston’s Best Actor (Medium Theatre) for Actors’ Shakespeare Project’s production of The Hotel Nepenthe (which he also wrote)… Theatre 167’s The Jackson Heights Trilogy (set in Queens […]