DIY Hand Sanitizer Recipe

In this time of pandemic and social distancing, there are still times you have to go out for supplies and food. My buddy Colin wants to share a simple recipe for making your own hand sanitizer if the stores are sold out: 1 Part Aloe Vera Gel to 2 parts (or more) Isopropyl Rubbing Alcohol […]

Romeo and Juliet Postponed

Well, it was inevitable given the pandemic. But today I’ve had the official news that we must delay the upcoming Shakespeare@ production of Romeo and Juliet. We were set to begin rehearsals April 6th. I had a fantastic experience playing Polonius in Hamlet for the young company’s inaugural production last year, and was thrilled when Artistic Director […]

Farewell to a dear friend

I’ve been slow to post on this topic, as it means acknowledging that dear @petersaide is really gone at the age of 36. The world lost him suddenly a few weeks ago from complications after a surgery, and we are all poorer for it. But anyone lucky enough to know and work with him will […]

A fun cameo appearance

Well, the enforced social distancing of our current pandemic is giving me some time to catch up on posts! I recently had great fun auditioning for a cameo appearance in a big streaming miniseries.  My character only makes a fleeting appearance but it’s a vivid one, so for the audition I bought an ascot and […]

The Mystery of Edwin Drood Was a Hit!

It’s been a busy couple of months: I was cast as Phillip Bax/Bazzard in a holiday production of the chamber version of the fabulous show-within-a-show multiple-ending musical, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, at my beloved Maltz Jupiter Theatre in Jupiter, FL. Director/Choreographer Jennifer Werner was simply amazing, as were all the designers and the entire cast and […]

Meanwhile Back at the Speakeasy: The Return of Immersive Musical “Whisper Darkly”

Last year, writer/composer Andrew Gerle and writer/director D.J. Salisbury asked me to play the wonderfully peculiar role of Dickie the Doorman in the first developmental reading of their new immersive speakeasy musical Whisper Darkly. I was delighted to return to the speakeasy this August for the latest developmental reading. This fascinating piece just keeps getting better […]

I Directed a Triumphant Premiere of the New Opera “Lottie Silks”

As part of my duties on the faculty of Western Colorado University in Gunnison, CO, for the past three years I have been the Stage Director of the Opera Libretto Workshop that takes place during our summer intensive. In 2017 I staged Act One of the original American folk opera Lottie Silks by composer Justus (Jay) Parrotta […]

Another Great Summer Intensive Teaching Public Performance Skills

As you may know, I am on the faculty at Western Colorado University, in the Graduate Creative Writing Program. For the last four years I have coached talented grad student creative writers (poets, genre novelists, and now screenwriters) on Public Performance presentation skills during the department’s summer intensive in beautiful Gunnison, CO. Each year I […]

Shakespeare in Virtual Reality!

Sometimes when it rains, it pours. In a good way. At the same time I was offered the plum role of Polonius in the Shakespeare@ stage production Hamlet on the East Coast, I was also offered the role of another classic Shakespearean advisor on the West Coast: Gonzalo in The Tempest. And this Tempest had […]

Hamlet was a smashing success!

Thank you to everyone who made it to our production of Hamlet in Jersey City; the reviews were raves, and the audiences were amazing. This was the inaugural production for new classical company Shakespeare@, led by Artistic Director (and our Director) Sean Hagerty and producer Sydney Steele, and it was a roaring success in every […]