In Search of 1000 True Fans

Man, I love the internet!  Someone can write a blog and it can still have impact years later when someone like me stumbles across it.  Like a message in a bottle, waiting patiently for someone to discover it.  Last week, I stumbled across Kevin Kelly’s blog about 1000 True Fans (written in 2008). Basically, the…

Torn Coupons: The Musical

Sometimes you just have to act on an idea because it refuses to go away.  For a few years now, I’ve toyed with the idea of making my story Torn Coupons into a musical.  It’s crazy, of course, because I don’t know anything about musicals, except that I’ve seen a few and enjoyed some of…

What Is Today?

“This is the first day of the rest of your life.”  That saying has always annoyed me in some way.   My internal response is usually: Oh, yeah?  What was yesterday?  Ironically, it was also a line from the play Rope’s End, which I just finished performing in a few weeks ago, so I’ve been saying…

Learnin’ Lines

One of the most frequent questions people always ask after seeing me in a show is “How do you remember all those lines?”  It’s the bane of most actors.  I mean, what about asking how you feel about the part or what was involved in creating this character that is different from you?  But it’s…

The Beginning of Rope’s End

I thought I’d write a bit about my acting process.  I ended up getting the part that I auditioned for in June and tonight we had our first rehearsal.  It’s been a few years since I’ve been really passionate about a part that I was doing.  Or at least been passionate about a role and…

Don’t Let Them See You Sweat

I was at the callback for community theatre play last night.  I was one of two guys vying for the only male role.  As we were waiting for things to start, the other guy came up and introduced himself as “Paul”.  There was something vaguely familiar about him.  Soon after, we were all called in,…