A Power Play; Or, What's-its-Name at the O'Neill

This week I will head to the O'Neill to play the character That Which Cannot Be Named in an incredible new play, A Power Play; Or, What's-its-Name by A. Rey Pamatmat and directed by May Adrales. The play was selected out of 1,200 submissions to be one of six plays chosen for the National Playwrights Conference. Rey describes the play as a "10-character, reverse chronological, multi-ethnic, political play with magical spells".  

It's been a dream of mine to work at this theater and I can't wait to get started. Virtually every major American playwright has been part of the Conference, including Julia Cho, Rebecca Gilman, Regina Taylor, John Guare, Israel Horovitz, David Henry Hwang, David Lindsay-Abaire, Adam Rapp, Lanford Wilson, Wendy Wasserstein and August Wilson.

Read more about it all in these articles on PlaybillBroadway World and the O'Neill websites.


Workshop of Chisa Hutchinson's newest at PTNJ

Today I had the honor of working on the newest play by the incredibly talented Chisa Hutchinson at the Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey.  THE WEDDING GIFT is about a dude named Doug who wakes to find himself at an otherworldly wedding... as a gift.  He's got to figure out how to escape to get back to his family, not easy considering one of his captors has grown pretty fond of him.


I'd love to invite you to the reading of a very funny play I'm in.  I may or may not rap in this...

Boomer's Millennial Hero Story 

by Steve DiUbaldo

Directed by Jenna Worsham

With Original Music by Rich Campbell

A down-home American Storyteller of the Boomer Generation narrates and guides us through the "heroic" first twenty-five years of “Millennial” Montgomery Walter’s life.  This absurdist journey takes a dark look at class, generational cause-and-affect, and the perpetuation of out-dated American folklore in a world where ideas never die.

June 16th at 3PM

Cherry Lane Theater, 38 Commerce Street, New York, NY 10014

Featuring: Nic Grelli, Richard Thieriot, Susan Louise O'Connor, Emily Kratter, Denny Bess, Derrick Cobey, Diana Oh and Brian McManamon

Source: http://www.terranovacollective.org/groundw...


Check out this great feature on the making of THESE PAPER BULLETS!

Rolin Jones, left, and Jackson Gay at a rehearsal for “These Paper Bullets!” Credit Douglas Healey for The New York Times

Rolin Jones, left, and Jackson Gay at a rehearsal for “These Paper Bullets!” Credit Douglas Healey for The New York Times

She Loves Thee, Yeah Yeah Yeah

‘These Paper Bullets!,’ a Shakespeare-Beatles Pastiche

“Let me get this straight,” Billie Joe Armstrong said to the playwright and screenwriter Rolin Jones over drinks last year. “You’re going to rewriteShakespeare, and I’m going to rewrite the Beatles?”

The improbable show Mr. Jones was pitching to Mr. Armstrong, the Green Day frontman, opens next week at Yale Repertory Theater with the title “These Paper Bullets!” and the helpful subtitle, “A Modish Rip-Off of William Shakespeare’s ‘Much Ado About Nothing.’ ” Mr. Jones’s notion — to reset that prickly romantic comedy in Swinging ’60s London, and to reimagine the play’s returning war heroes as a popular rock quartet just back from conquering the United States — required nearly an album’s worth of period-appropriate songs. READ MORE...


My next project!  Rehearsals start next week! 


THESE PAPER BULLETS! is a modish ripoff of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing with a serious backbeat. Adapted by Pulitzer Prize and Emmy Award nominated writer Rolin Jones (Friday Night Lights, Weeds) and featuring new songs by Grammy Award winning Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong, who wrote the Tony Award winning musical American Idiot, THESE PAPER BULLETS! is directed by Jackson Gay!  CLICK HERE for more info about the show!