Hello Blog Followers! Well life after returning from Barrington this summer has been moving along at a fast pace! Within the week of returning I was seeing some AMAZING theater with Roger Danforth and some of my fellow colleagues. THE BEST MAN was my favorite. I was also straight into my own production meetings for a full scale production of CRAZY FOR YOU that I am directing in Brooklyn, at the Narrows Fort Hamilton Theater. Check out the current press release: http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/narrows-community-theater-presents-gershwin-musical-crazy-you.
I am also directing a new play written by internationally acclaimed playwright Inigo Ramirez de Haro, entitled DO I HAVE TO DIE FOR YOU TO NOTICE ME? This play explores the social commentary of death, and the right to live, euthanasia, and suicide. It’s based off of the principle that we as a society should not be afraid to speak of death, as for “without death there is no life, and without life there is no death.” Interestingly Inigo flips this idea around and approaches the subject matter through four scenarios, both funny and intriguing, this play will leave you questioning your values.
Do I Have to Die For You to Notice Me? runs October 24-28 in The Royal Theater at Producers Club, 358 West 44th Street. The press opening is Wednesday, October 24 at 7:00pm. Smarttix box office at: 212-868-4444 or www.smarttix.com.
It’s interesting coming from Barrington, where I mainly Assistant Directed, and created a Cabaret. As the Cabaret was a piece that I conceptualized and fused a bit of French style with American, it’s not the same as directing a full length production with story lines, plot development, and character archs. None the less I learned from my experiences. But boy it feels good to be back in the directors chair again, utilizing the knowledge I gained.
I am also working on a staged reading with Pan Asian Repertory Theater with Tisa Chang and Ron Nakahara, called NO-NO BOY. A story about the American Japanese camps. Readings in Nov. More info to come.
All in all-the Drama League has been a great support system for me. Roger Danforth and Gabriel Shanks are so inspirational and filled with knowledge, and they so kindly and graciously are willing to share that with me.
Can’t wait to see what the future holds.