Thursday, November 23, 2006

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Penguins Can So Fly

I managed to work myself into a good blue funk for a while today. When I got over that, I drew this for you:

Saturday, November 11, 2006


A happy accident: Jen and I went to a Starbucks for a snack. Jen dug through that bin that people drop their pre-read newspapers in, and look-y what she found on the cover of the Washington Post Weekend section:
Yeah, that's me dressed as the King, with some kids who had just seen Sleeping Beauty. At the exact moment this picture was taken, I was plotting with the kids on how we were going to raid the lobby area and take all the cupcakes for ourselves. For the moment, you can also find the pic HERE and the related article (with a picture of Margo Seibert, SB's Aurora) HERE.

Friday, November 10, 2006

Orsino-ful and Fasch-less

I've been avoiding my blog. It's a dangerous time right now. Too much space around me.

Sleeping Beauty closed on Sunday. It was a great experience, and I miss those folks. I want to work with them again.

I am ready to return to more adult audiences now, after listening to the little ones laugh for a while. The batteries are feeling refreshed. With that in mind --

I'll be playing Duke Orsino in Twelfth Night at Cumberland Theatre -- a quick run, opening Dec. 6 and closing Dec. 17. He's a fun, lusty, egocentric character, and I'm very ready to play in that territory for a litle while. Also, on Nov. 27 at 7pm, I will be in a staged reading of Voodoo Today Here Now 5, by Joe Musso, at Rep Stage / HCC, in the recital studio in the new performing arts building.

So I guess that's all good. But it's not all, not quite. See, I recently had an audition for Bach at Leipzig, and I didn't get the role. Life of an actor, yes . . . but this one I worked very hard for, pushing for the audition, and memorizing and working and reworking and reworking two long monologues and a couple scenes. So I was very disappointed when it went to someone else (even though I like the guy), because this role meant a lot to me. It's taking some time to wash away. Odd. I have the most success with the auditions I'm casual about ( tho' not, NOT, apathetic!) -- which is why I've been really successful with commercial auditions, because I'm absolutely incapable of taking them too seriously.

Well, well. Sometimes I hit, sometimes I miss, sometimes Republicans win, sometimes Democrats (and boy-o-boy, the R's earned the drubbing they got this go 'round), and throughout it all, the big blue world keeps turning regardless. That I love.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Bang for a Buck

Yesterday morning, while driving on the DC beltway, I saw this in my rearview mirror:

A police officer pulled out his pistol and shot a buck.

The buck was lying on the side of the road -- apparently hit by a car, severely injured but not yet dead. The officer was doing a good thing. Still, it's a heck of a way to start halloween morning. I heard the shot, too.