Music in Black River Falls

Music in Black River Falls

Back in 1998, I saw a poster taped to a lamp poll for a play called Balm in Gilead.  I was intrigued by the black and white image:  a shadowy figure (maybe two) at the top of a staircase.  The play was being performed at the Magic Theatre, and I made plans to see it....
Opening Night of Black River Falls

Opening Night of Black River Falls

Seven weeks ago, the cast of Black River Falls assembled for the first table read.  And here we are, opening night.  I didn’t document the rehearsal process here, as much as would’ve liked, as it took a lot out of me – mentally, emotionally,...
Directing Black River Falls

Directing Black River Falls

A Midsummer’s Night Dream ended as quickly as it began. As with any production where the work is excellent; the actors are committed and imaginative – and exceptionally wonderful humans – and combined with a lovely location and the right play at the...
A Dream

A Dream

This summer is turning into something that, at last, I could say has a magical element to it.  I’m speaking of being an actor in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, which is currently being performed in Inverness, CA. San Francisco in the summer, at least for...
When I Met Two Broadway Legends

When I Met Two Broadway Legends

Back in my greener days as an actor, I was living in New York, and had found a part-time job at the now-defunct Applause Books store on W. 71.  I had talked my way into the job quite easily, and I knew it would be a great place to meet actors and anyone else connected...