Wonderful new fan art of Gotham’s Mr. Penn!

I have been so bowled over by the kindness and generous spirit of Gotham fans. And I continue to be humbled and delighted by their talent, as well. Have a look at this wonderful new rendering of my Mr. Penn character. It’s by Ana Godinho, and you can see more of her wonderful work here. […]

Private Performance of Work-in-Progress Immersive Musical “Whisper Darkly”

Even while Gotham shooting was wrapping up, another cool project appeared.  I was delighted when my beloved director buddy DJ Salisbury (who directed me in The Mystery of Edwin Drood last January) asked me to take part in a private staged reading of the new, immersive musical “cocktail” he’s creating with composer Andrew Gerle.  It’s called Whisper Darkly, and […]

My First Video Game Role is in Red Dead Redemption II!

Another fun (and top secret) project that came out at last in autumn of 2018 was the massive hit video game Red Dead Redemption II. I had great fun in my one day of motion-capture shooting; it’s such a fascinating process, and I can’t wait to do more! I only appear briefly in one segment as […]

Fun TV Comedy Pilot “The Genius”

While my incredible experience with Gotham may have taken up a lot of psychic space in 2018, I did fit in a few other fun projects before the year ended. One such project last autumn was a short TV comedy pilot called The Genius.  I played Carlton McGibbons, the wealthy, well-meaning, and remarkably naive head of a […]

Carey Mulligan Was Stunning in Devastating Solo Play “Girls & Boys”

In Spring 2018, Off-Broadway was electrified by Billie Piper’s astonishing and gut-wrenching performance in Simon Stone’s superb updating of Lorca’s tragedy Yerma. And this summer we had another all-too-limited run: the always-remarkable Carey Mulligan in Dennis Kelly’s truly devastating new solo play, Girls & Boys.  But while Yerma ends with a loud bang, Girls & Boys closes with more […]

The Epic Season 5 Premiere of Gotham Will Blow Your Mind

When the Fox network made the decision to order only 10 episodes of Gotham instead of the expected full 22-episode season, and when they further announced this would be the show’s final season, I was heartbroken, along with Gotham fans around the world.  I knew the producers and writers had planned all along for seven full […]

Writing the Rockies 2018 Opera Workshop Was a Huge Success

In 2017, as part of the superb Writing the Rockies conference, I directed a staged reading of Act I of the new opera-in-progress Lottie Silks by librettist Enid Holden and composer Justus (Jay) Parrotta. This year, I worked extensively with Enid on revisions to the libretto for Act II, to deepen the characterizations, simplify the storytelling, […]

Mr. Penn Has Fans in Colorado–and China!!

When I went out to give my summer coaching intensive at Western State Colorado University this July, I wasn’t prepared for the number of Gotham fans I would meet among the students and faculty. I had a number of requests to pose for photos, and for autographs–so I had to come up with some autograph cards […]

Summer Teaching Successes in Colorado

2018 represents my third year as Professor Sellon, member of the faculty at Western State Colorado University’s graduate program in Creative Writing. For those who didn’t already know, WSCU has an extraordinary and intimate grad program for poets, genre novelists, and screenwriters. If you’re seeking an MA or MFA in any of these areas, you […]

Fantastic Fan Art of Mr. Penn in Gotham!

Wow.  As if the fan mail and autograph requests weren’t enough, now a couple of artists on social media have created fan art images of my character Mr. Penn from Gotham.  These images couldn’t be more different in style, but they both capture an element of Mr. Penn.  I’m so impressed, and also grateful these talented […]