Below you will find a selected list of projects I have worked on with information about what I did and how I got involved.
Daniel’s Art Party The first of its kind, Daniel’s Art Party was a theatrical festival produced at Bard College at Simon’s Rock. It consisted of seven unique shows, all from the boundless mind of the illustrious Artistic Director, Ken Roht. I met Ken in early February, and was lucky to come on board as Associate Producer. I also performed in several of the shows, and assistant directed one of them. My proudest work so far, and the most rewarding. More at danielsartparty.org.
Viens! Installation My first gig in Berlin! I was honored to work with Michel Reilhac to create a Virtual Reality installation for his award-winning film Viens! We built a pseudo-French bedroom inside the SomoS Art Gallery to recreate the setting of the film. Read more about the film here. Read more about Michel and his work here. Read more about SomoS Art Gallery here.
The Miser John Reese strikes again! At first I thought I could not work on this Silverthorne Theater Company’s production of this Molière farce because auditions were held during my finals week at school. By a turn of fate, though, about three weeks before the performance, director Julian Findlay contacted me and asked if I’d be interested in auditioning for a role that had not been cast. John Reese, who played a lead role and served on the board for Silverthorne, had pointed him in my direction. Thanks, John.
Adam I heard about auditions for this short film through my former acting teacher Brian McManamon and of course was delighted to land the role. The film was directed by Min Ding and starred, beside me, Brendan Reardon, Megan Corry, and Bart Shatto. It is an official selection of the 2017 New Renaissance Film Festival in Amsterdam, and an official selection of the 2016 San Antonio QFest International Film Festival, where it has also been nominated for Best LGBTQ Drama Short (Youth)! UPDATE: “Adam” has now also been selected to be screened at Boston’s Annual LGBT Festival, Wicked Queer 2017. Very exciting!
Here I Stand; There You Sit (Winter 2015/2016) This project was the capstone of my theatre education at Simon’s Rock. With a cast of five, most of whom had not taken any acting classes, I devised and directed a non-verbal piece of theatre, which hoped to explore what is at the core of the art form, if not text, character, or story. My written thesis, which explores the process of creating the work as well as some of the theory behind it, is available at the Simon’s Rock Alumni Library.
Sandbox (Autumn 2015) John Reese came to see me in 4000 Miles, and told me that he had me in mind for a role in his next directing project: three short plays, one of which was Albee’s Sandbox, to be produced as part of the Double Take Fringe Festival in Greenfield. I leaped at the chance to work with him again.
4000 Miles (Summer 2015) Perhaps the most fun I have ever had on stage. I pitched this Amy Herzog play to Actor/Director Jeannine Haas, and we co-produced it under the umbrella of her established company, Pauline Productions. We also co-starred, bringing in Toby Bercovici to direct and stage manager Deborah Banks McIntosh. The phenomenal supporting cast consisted of Linda Tardif and Mia Kang. I was very excited to work again with Mia, whom I had met and acted with in college.
A Christmas Carol (Winter 2014) My younger brother had a role in this show but discovered that due to a conflict he could not perform on the opening night. I swung in just for the one performance after a very tight rehearsal process, during which I got to meet and work with Director/Actor John Reese, who would become a mentor and role model as I continued my work in theatre.
Leap Year (Summer 2013) I was very lucky to be recommended by both of my college acting professors for the role in this flawed but touching world-premiere produced by Shakespeare & Company at Bard College at Simon’s Rock. I portrayed Johnnie, the 20-year-old son suffering from Down’s Syndrome.