I had the privilege of working intensely for three months with my Epic Theatre Ensemble/Urban Assembly of Harlem students on their incredible re-telling of Romeo and Juliet, under the direction of Artistic Director Melissa Friedman. I was not only fight director, choreographer, and acting mentor for over 30 students, but I also played Friar Laurence. We had a soft out 5 days run at The National Black Theatre and our audiences were blown away. It's an experience I will never forget. It's a great honor and joy to be a teaching artist with Epic, and this production was particularly special. Hope to see you at the shows this next year!
Started year off playing theorist Mackenzie Wark in staged reading of "I'm Very Into You," at The Special Effects Festival
First week of the year I had the pleasure of working on Sara Lyon's adaptation of the book "I'm Very Into You," by Kathy Acker and Mackenzie Wark-an exchange of emails, in the 90s, between the two theorists after having had a brief fling in Sydney. Sara Lyons was also our director, and I got to work alongside one of my favorite NY actors, Emily Davis, who played Kathy. It was performed as part of the Special Effects Festival, performed at the Wild Project in the East Village. The reading was a great success! Mackenzie Wark was generous enough to attend and loved the piece. (And I got to do an Australian accent for the first time!). You should really look up both Kathy and Mackenzie, they are brilliant people.
Hey there friends. I just put together a new reel with footage from my two most recent on camera projects: "Bad Habits"--a short by Shal Ngo, and "It Had To be You"--a feature film by Sasha Gordon, Exec Produced by Chris Columbus, and distributed by Samuel Goldwyn, in select Theaters Oct 21st.
Very much thrilled and looking forward to working with Kathy Olsen and the rest of the team at Encompass Arts. Blessing and much gratitude.
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Sasha Gordon, director of "It Had To Be You," wins Young Director Award at Port Townsend Film Festival! Check the movie out, in theaters October 21st!
That time (about a year ago) when Michael Shannon announced my name as a Jeff Award nominee and I geeked so hard I peed for days. (At about 2min25secs in)
Image from our acclaimed, sold out run of "The Jamb" by J.Stephen Brantley, directed by David Drake.
From wh auden's September 1, 1939:
"Defenceless under the night /Our world in stupor lies; /Yet, dotted everywhere, /Ironic points of light /Flash out wherever the Just /Exchange their messages: May I, composed like them /Of Eros and of dust,/ Beleaguered by the same /Negation and despair/, Show an affirming flame."