I've had a busy week, working as an actor! Living the dream!
On Sunday, I filmed a short with Abraham Werewolf, a local theater/multimedia company. I'm playing Tim, an everyman corporate cog struggling to finish a report for his boss, who's aided by Ninja Hand, literally a hand dressed as a ninja. It was a really fun shoot, and I'm expecting to have great footage to add to my reel. Their previous "Hand" short film, Fingers of Fury, was featured on Funny or Die, and they plan to create a series involving my character Tim and the Ninja Hand.
Yesterday, I got paid for extra work on a student film. I was playing a driver picking up the main character. Three hours, in and out, very basic stuff: move car out, drive car back in, repeat repeat repeat. It was great to work (even in a mechanical tertiary role) and even better to get paid for it.
Next Monday at 7pm, I'll be starring in Monday Night Live at iO with my friend Marissa Chastain and directed by Michael McCarthy. The hour-long show is written by the iO SNL Sketch Writing class, and rehearses only 12 hours in the week before the performance. Since SNL is certainly a personal artistic touchstone, working on this kind of project is definitely a blast.
Then, starting Sunday, I'll begin rehearsals for Nightmare in Paradise 4: A Spooktacular Musical Extravaganza Adapted from the First Folio by Brian Rohde, by Brian Rohde. I'll be reprising the role of The Bellhop, probably my favorite role of all time. He's spooky, creepy, and screwed up, in all the right ways. Playing him is such a blast, and I can't wait to get him in front of an audience again!