Thursday, May 28, 2009

NoBuddies Episode 10 "Bill's Game Intervention"

Bill takes his hockey game a little too seriously. Gray and Cal intervene.

Note from Kevin Tor, the writer/Cal: That is not my hand on Bill's upper thigh. It is an unfortunate screen capture.

Bill - William Franke
Gray - Sean McCormack
Cal - Kevin Tor

Directed by William Franke
Written by Kevin Tor

Music - "Flow is Special" by rockamic (ccMixter)

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Soon On Stage Twice

Over the holiday weekend, I learned that I booked two gigs that I had recently auditioned for. I am happy to report:

In June/July I will be playing the part of Russell in
Modern Dance For Beginners
by Sarah Phelps
with Cake Productions at the Cherry Lane Studio Theatre.
This play premiered at London's Soho Playhouse in 2002.

Owen consummates his marriage but not with the bride. Julia's handyman won't do the job he's paid for. Russell might be the grandmaster of the squalid, meaningless one night stand but all he wants to do is hold hands on the London Eye. And Frances, Frances isn't looking for commitment. Not now, not ever.

A series of encounters linked by a liaison in a hotel bedroom, Modern Dance for Beginners is a cruelly comic play about love and sex.

'Sarah Phelps's marvellous [play].... a shocking take on La Ronde. This is a play for today, and well worth catching while you can'
Metro ****

'Foul tempered, acid tongued and dripping in bodily fluids... sexy, snappy, sharp witted, dynamic and aggressive'
The Times

'Phelps certainly has a gift for sharp, fast dialogue'
The Guardian

'Raw explicit talk and personal tenderness. Highly recommended.'
Independent on Sunday

- and -

In September/October I will be playing Les in
Eye of God
by Tim Blake Nelson
with Theatre East at the Kirk Theatre on Theatre Row
This play premiered at Seattle Repertory Theatre in 1992.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Back in Action

I have been back at the acting thing (not that I ever left) with a vengenance the past few weeks. Here's what I am working on recently/right now:

Animal Planet: shot a day for their upcoming Parasites miniseries (I play a doctor, not a tapeworm).NoBuddies: I know we are a little behind, but Episode 10 should be edited and up soon!
Karen Kohlhaas Directing Class: Ms. Kohlhaas, a co-founder of the Atlantic Theater Company, is teaching a Directing Class. For me it's a free scene study class, with the opportunity to audit the class on those days that we're performing our scene. I am having a great time working on the final scene from Days of Wine and Roses by J.P. Miller with Katherine McDonald and direction from Keri Seymour.

Auditioning: In addition to the seven (7) auditions I did for the above-mentioned directing class, I have gone to two EPAs for the Summer Play Festival. I've also read for a History Channel show, a Columbia student film (called back), a Stride Gum commercial and a Canon commercial. I also auditioned for Cake Productions' upcoming Modern Dance for Beginners. I was called back last night and had just as much fun as I had at the initial audition (which is to say a lot). Counting all those up (and including callbacks), I have averaged about four auditions a week for the month of May.

Proofreading: I gotta pay the mortgage somehow. I have recently begun proofreading and am happily working on my second project for Scholastic Inc.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

How to Tie a Tie

Here's another [nod] film I did with Konya. Probably our quickest/dirtiest video, and it gets the most hits. Also the most comments. The positive comments are nice, of course, but what sticks with me is how, amazingly, some people are not afraid to show their ignorance.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Mingering Mike

I was catching up on m'News of the Weird and saw this classic:

"...a Washington, D.C., man whose love of music led him, in the 1960s, to meticulously hand-make and hand-paint facsimile record album covers of his fantasized music, complete with imagined lyric sheets and liner notes (with some "albums" even shrink-wrapped in plastic), and, even more incredibly, to hand-make cardboard facsimiles of actual grooved discs to put inside them. "Mingering Mike," ...His 38 imagined "albums" were discovered at a flea market after Mike defaulted on storage-locker fees."

I had to Goodsearch that and found Mingering Mike's web site. Please. Check it out.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Pulp Fiction

Found Thomas Allen's online gallery thanks to Very Short List. I think this one is my favorite:Also check out today's Recession This!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Obnoxious Groundhog

Found this on (from the guy who does Garfield Minus Garfield*) and thought it was pretty damn funny (sound required):

*check out what Garfield creator Jim Davis thinks of Garfield Minus Garfield - pretty cool.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Dracula vs. Santa

Just found this online comic, Dracula vs. Santa (also here) via Medium Large (current favorite cartoon is Friday, May 1st ). Only 8 pages so far, and I can't wait for the rest.

Considering how awesome both Iron Man and Elf were, I think Jon Favreau is a natural to direct the inevitable Hollywood movie version.

Monday, May 4, 2009

If Teens Can Do It

This is not a post about how I am going to start being a curmudgeon soon (though I have picked up my dad's penchant for phoning in noise complaints).
Rather, I would like to highlight my pal Nicole's top-notch work on the Live Green section of the
Teens for Planet Earth web site.

Check it out; as they say " can't do everything. But if each person does even one thing, it all adds up to something pretty amazing."

[Photo by Kimberly Faye]