Archive for the ‘…as Actor’ Category

Crunch Time! The Mad Juana Shows her Strings…

November 12, 2007

A Bunraku puppetMy lack of writing again falls upon the fact that I have two and a half weeks until the opening of my next show, and this just after spending the last four months rehearsing and performing “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, which while I have to admit isn’t my favorite Shakespeare, became one of my favorite shows performed in awhile; the way in which it was presented tickled my personlaity (the trailer I cut for that can be found on an earlier blog here.)

Now, to say that I play the Marquis of Denia in the newest show at Write Act Repertory Theatre Company presenting the mad Queen of Spain, Juana, as not so mad, but manipulated, is an almost truth. To say that I will present a performance might be more appropriate. I’ve been lucky in the past to work as an actor in many different capacities. I’ve performed as Charlie Chaplin in staged presentations that I’ve written and directed to much laughter, and tinkered with mask performing which is simply put another form of pantomime only you allow the posture of your body and style of movement to accentuate the emotion on the mask, at times allowing the tilt of the still face to bring forth another emotion, called a “swing”. This time though I will be working with life sized puppets. Bunraku is the style with which we will performing. At a site called japanzone.com they describe Baunraku as this: (more…)

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“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” opening and Trailer

September 21, 2007

Finally,

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” opens. Here’s a commercial spot I put together for promotional purposes. Don’t worry, I don’t give anything away…

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Midsummer Night(mare)’s Dream

September 17, 2007

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Spending really long days on set for the opening of Midusmmer Night’s Dream this Thursday the 20th of June. All the info is here. This is why there hasn’t been a review from anything the last few days, though I have seen “Eastern Promises” and read Cormac McCarthy’s “The Road”, and you can expect some analysis on each of those soon enough. Until then… (more…)

Past Midsummer Night’s Dream: Shakespeare’s a Liar!

September 7, 2007

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It would truly be awesome if my life were like a Shakespearean comedy. Where no matter how terrible things got I ended up with the lover by time’s end. Who knows maybe my life is one prolonged comedy and the Gods are laughing from on high and it won’t be until just before my death that something finally goes right. Har, har! I’ve always been drawn more to Bill’s tragedies because of the many unfortunate events that have followed me in my romantic life or attempts at a romantic perhaps is more appropriate.

That’s why in deciding to be a part of my theatre company’s (Write Act Repertory) rendition of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” I really had nothing to cull from my past. Thankfully I was chosen not to play a Lover but to play Peter Quince the leader of the mechanicals, or the writer of the play within a play. So I’ve been saved from pretending that falling in love is an easy thing or a worthwhile thing.

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