So, it’s been a while. Those awkward moments when you attempt to re-establish a rapport after months away from a colleague, you know, the person you had that ‘finish-each-other’s-jokes’ vibe with; you know those moments. I hate those moments. I’m going to bullet-point this update just to get through with it, and then we can carry on like we used to back in ’13 (or maybe ’12).
– August, 2013 – “WATT?!?” was a big, vulgar, funny, provocative success during Village Theatre’s Festival of New Musicals. We got great receptions from our audiences, provoked lively discussion, and came a way learning a little something . . . about ourselves. (The more you know!) Last December, I was even privileged to re-unite with my “WATT?!?” cast-mates (you know who you are), band (ditto), musical director (Aaron Jodoin) and composer (the ever-awesome Brendan Milburn) to record the premiere cast album at Seattle’s famed Studio X (some minor bands like Nirvana, Pearl Jam, R.E.M., and Soundgarden recorded some marginally significant albums there.)
– September, 2013 – Vacation. Mexico, baby.
– September, 2013 – Rehearsals for . . .
– October, 2013 – Much Ado About Nothing at Seattle Shakespeare Company. Really, there’s far too much for me to say about my experience in this show. I was given the opportunity to play one of the roles that got me interested in Shakespeare, and in Theatre. I was acting opposite a fantastic Beatrice, and with a tremendous cast of familiar and new faces. I was working with a director I for whom I have tremendous respect and with a company that has been one of my artistic homes. It was a dream job, and my hope is that I did justice to the role, and allowed the audience to enjoy what is one of my favorite plays. I haven’t read them (another post for another time), but I’ve attached some links to some of the notices we received from local reviewers:
Seattle Times- Seattle Shakespeare stages a jazzy, ’50s-set ‘Much Ado’
Seattle Weekly- Opening Nights: Much Ado About Nothing
Heed The Hedonist- Two Plays Worth Seeing End November 17th
Arts Stage- Seattle Rage- “Much Ado About Nothing” presented by Seattle Shakespeare Company
Seattle Gay News- Love wins out – Seattle Shakespeare Co. jazzes up a romantic comedy classic
So, there you have it! The latest news (a mere few months old)!
There is more to come, very soon!
And this time, I really mean it.