I have always found it rewarding to work with Jon Meyer. I've appeared in several of his projects. He is great to work with, and the results are always fantastic. In this music video for the band The Quick and Easy Boys, I play a mysterious man in a parking garage handing off an equally mysterious package to the lead character. I love the images in this one! This video premiered on The Huffington Post on June 17th.
In February, I went to the general audition at Portland's Imago Theatre. From this I was invited to audition for Carol Triffle's latest play "Beaux Arts Club," and after several call-backs, was cast as the character Humphrey. The rehearsals for this show also served as a script development workshop, and the character of Humphrey changed a LOT before we opened. There were several weeks when I would have new lines at every rehearsal. Eventually, Humphrey transformed into a mob enforcer who brought an element of realistic danger into a story that was mostly absurdist farce. It was sometimes nerve-wracking to keep up with the changes coming at me, but in the end, it was a very rewarding project, and I feel quite lucky to have had a part in it.
After the run of For The Time Being, I decided to write a magazine article about the memorization process I had used in learning Herod's 1600 word monologue. I submitted the article to Dramatics Magazine, and to my great surprise and delight, they published it in the May 2013 issue under the title "Learning the Long Monologue." I am very pleased to have been able to make this contribution to the acting craft.
Sunday, April 21, 2013 Bryan Hiltner's latest film "Let's Bury the Hatchet! (Deep in Your Face)" will have its premier at the Clinton Street Theatre in Portland. The show starts at 1:30PM and includes two of Bryan's short films, followed by the premier, followed by a Q&A with the cast and crew. I'm really excited about this. I play a lead in this film, and this will be the first time I've had a theatrical premier of one of my projects. The cast includes an ensemble of many of Portland's finest actors. It's great company to be in. You can scroll down a couple of entries in this blog to view the trailer. If you are in Portland, I hope I will see you at the theatre!
*Clinton Street Theatre trivia: This theatre has had the longest continuous run of The Rocky Horror Picture Show (probably in the world). It has been shown here every weekend since 1978!