I co-wrote a one act in this high school reunion themed one act festival with the wonderful Micah Schraft (Jane The Virgin; A Dog's House). Starring Margaux Susi, Louise Munson, and Adam Shapiro. Three nights only.
Sold Out house. Wonderful Company.
I have James Eckhouse and Graham Sibley on this one, taking everyone's breath away. I'm lucky.
A role like Tom comes along maybe once in an actor's career if they're lucky. I'm thrilled to begin the first read through today and dive into Williams' electric lyricism. I have tricks in my pocket...
My Climate Change, David Bowie inspired Midsummer Night's Dream, realized by the fabulous conservatory actors at the Art Of Acting Studio. What a delight it has been to direct them.
I had the pleasure of directing Melissa Jane Osborne's one act play SWIPE, one of six one acts in the 2015 IAMAFest at The Three Clubs.
I love this time of year. Though autumn may signify a decay on its way to death, for me the season has always felt like a renewal. This may have something to do with the school year always starting in the fall. And this year, more than most, I am missing my east coast fall. In mid October temperatures were still nearly 100 degrees in Los Angeles. Heresy.
Last year I'd listened to an audiobook Halloween short story that Neil Gaiman had posted for free on Audible. I really enjoyed hearing a new short, scary story and it inspired me to write and narrate one of my own this year. It helped me beat the heat and reminded me of darker, colder places in the world that are better equipped to usher in autumn.
Also, Neil Gaiman had released his story to raise money for a charity. For every download from audible, a certain amount of money went to the charity. I liked his idea so much that I wanted to do it myself. So I wrote The Whispers and narrated it. I don't have nearly the reach that Neil Gaiman has, but I will do what I can with the small part of the world I can reach. I'm releasing the story on SoundCloud the Monday before Halloween and for every listen and download I get through Nov 1st 2015 I will donate one dollar to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
Please give my story a listen. I hope it brings some holiday cheer to you. And help support a great cause.
FaultLine keeps killing it... SHINER is TBA recommended and now NOMINATED!
BEST FEATURED PERFORMANCE BY MALE ACTOR
BEST LIGHTING DESIGN
Monica and Adam are back at it with FaultLine Theater in 2015 after their bay area workshop production last year. This time they get a full band behind them!
SOLD OUT opening night. Jay and Bree blew me away.
"In Christian Durso's Raw Cut, the bitter ex-boyfriend of a fast-rising pop star signs on to do a TMZ-style smear story on her the night before the release of her first album. The ex-boyfriend is paid a visit by the pop star's shark of a manager who wants him to drop the story, making him an offer he can't refuse. Directed by David Jette, the reading will feature (in alphabetical order) Amy K. Harmon, Emilia Richeson, and Joseph L. Roberts."