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May 18

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The Mystery of Edwin Drood at Riverside Theatre Was a Hit and a Blast

Sorry I haven’t posted in a while–I have a lot of catching up to do now. If you’re not already following me on Instagram and/or Twitter, those are the places for late-breaking news. It tends to take me longer to sit down and craft blog posts. That said, The Mystery of Edwin Drood at Riverside Theatre […]

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Jan 18

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Join Me in Solving “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” at Riverside Theatre January 16-February 4!

I’m thrilled to announce I’m playing the fabulous role of hapless theatre geek Bazzard in Rupert Holmes’ remarkable musical comedy whodunnit, The Mystery of Edwin Drood at the beautiful Riverside Theatre in Vero Beach, Florida.   If you’re not familiar with the show, it’s based on the mystery novel ...

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Aug 17

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Premiere of Mike Reiss Play “It’s All in the Execution” at 2017 Writing the Rockies Conference

This July, I had the great pleasure of sharing the stage with Sam Robards (so great in The 39 Steps on Broadway, among other projects) for the finale of the fantastic 2017 Writing the Rockies conference at Western State Colorado University in Gunnison, CO. Such a smart, sweet, and funny man. And the pleasure was increased […]

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Aug 17

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Teaching Presentation Skills to Graduate Student Poets and Novelists

This was my second year as a member of the graduate creative writing faculty at Western State Colorado University, in Gunnison, Colorado.  I was first hired in 2016 by my Harvard classmate David Rothman, head of the program and of the poetry concentration, to teach a summer intensive on presentation skills to second-year grad ...

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Jan 17

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New Year and New Projects!

Sorry I haven’t posted in quite a while. Many who know me have heard that the wonderful Cheers Live on Stage tour shuttered suddenly halfway through its Chicago run.  The producers simply never found an effective way to advertise the show and accomplish the all-important task of selling tickets. The entire company was ...

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Aug 16

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Big News: I’m in the “Cheers Live On Stage” National Tour!

At last I can share this news: I’m playing the fabulous role of the mysterious Eric Finch in the upcoming Cheers Live On Stage national tour, which opens this September where I grew up: Boston, MA. I’m beyond thrilled to be working again with the fantastic and delightful Matt Lenz (who directed me in the award-winning ...

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May 16

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Great Reviews for “Like Money in the Bank”

Well, “Like Money in the Bank” has closed, so I’ve taken a look at the reviews.  I’m so happy the play and production received so many nice notices.  And I’m tickled that critics enjoyed my work, as I had a great time performing my three very different roles: The cast is made up of bold, […]

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Mar 16

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The Return of Sherlock Holmes

I’ve been so busy so far this year that I’m just now trying to catch up with some posts.  Back in 2015, I performed the role of the world’s greatest detective in a staged reading of Greg Oliver Bodine’s new play, A Requiem for Sherlock Holmes, which combines two famous Conan Doyle short stories into a […]

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Dec 15

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I’m Appearing in a Staged Reading of a New Drama December 7-8 in NYC

I’m appearing in a staged reading of a new drama by Sam Affoumado called Straight Talking.  It’s a play that examines the damage caused by “reparative therapy” practices that seek to convert gay men to heterosexual life. I play Jonah, a self-proclaimed ex-gay man who runs one of these misguided therapy ...

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Oct 15

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One More Sneak Peek Performance of “Through The Looking-Glass Darkly”!

First: Thank you to everyone who managed to make it to one of my four “sneak peek” staged readings of my new play Through the Looking-Glass Darkly as part of the Alice150 conference last week in NYC. The audience response and feedback afterward was truly humbling. I’m extremely excited that people are so ...

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