WHAT HAPPENED WAS, a new play developed at the Actors Studio Drama School, will have a public staged reading in December and all are invited!
The reading is directed by Jessica Francis Fichter and stars Lillie Ricciard, Brenden Kyle Macdonald, Jessica Washington, and JaneAnne Halter. In the play, three friends have the fate of their friends in their hands as they decide which to believe: your truth, my truth, or the truth.
WHAT HAPPENED WAS is part of the ASDS Staged Reading Festival December 7-8 at the Actors Studio Drama School, Pace University, 3 Spruce Street, 5th Floor. More details to follow!
THE SUGAR PLANT, the thesis play for the Actors Studio Drama School MFA Playwriting program, will premiere in April 2020 as part of ASDS's Repertory Season. THE SUGAR PLANT is directed by Sarah Nicole Lang (E MINOR SEVENTH) and stars Elisa Alemparte and Chip Rybak. Details to follow!
Had a chance to sit down with my friend and Actors Studio classmate actor Antony Watkins to talk about getting started with writing, keeping the fire going, and "what I wish I knew," which is a lot. Click here to listen.
Starting in September 2017 I began the MFA Playwriting program at the Actors Studio Drama School. Since then I've composed one ten-minute piece (E MINOR SEVENTH), one one-act (THE SUGAR PLANT), one full-length (WHAT HAPPENED WAS) and have a screenplan (THE BORDERLANDS) and several other projects added to the repertiore. More importantly I've been blessed with the friendship and collaboration of a new group of amazing artists. Brace yourself for the loads of new work to come!
MIGHTY GOOD COMPANY, a new play, received its first workshop production in April 2017, with three standing ovations and much good spirit. Expertly directed by Aimee Todoroff, the production starred Sara Thigpen, Alyssa Simon, Mel House, Molly Lovell, Hannah Seusy, Catherine Porter, Chantal Gagnon, and AL Pearsall.
MIGHTY GOOD COMPANY has been called "an Our Town for our times." In it, three women carry out a tradition to tend to a small urban cemetery where their ancestors live. The lives of the living and the journeys of the dead are threatened when a developer offers the women vast sums of money to buy the cemetery.
Inquiries about the play may be directed here.