New Work Creation
Solo Performance | Ensemble Devising | Composition
Unbeknownst to me, I got my interest and first lessons in creating new works when I started performing magic as a young boy. This, along with my traditional Stanislavsky based acting, ultimately lead to my recruitment at The Ohio State Universities MFA in Theatre program. It was there, along with eight other brilliant actors in my cohort, I meticulously trained to become a globally present 21st century performer, preparing to enter the profession as a strong solo artist and trusted team collaborator.
In and out of school I create works that drive my creative spirit while enriching the minds of my audiences.
This is an example of a new ensemble work-in-progress piece I conceived, created, and directed while at Ohio State. The piece, titled The Silverstein Project, is made up of children's poetry by Shel Silverstein, and features members of the MFA Acting cohort.
Hear We Go is a piece I created with Erin Alys while at Ohio State. The thesis of the piece was to create a new work that featured live foley performance and traditional pantomime. Erin and I worked together from August, 2019 - February, 2020 to create a 30-minute piece which we continue to tour.
Tour Stops for Hear We Go
Southeastern Theatre Conference, Louisville, KY, February 28, 2020
Boulder International Fringe Festival, Boulder, CO, August 12-23, 2020
The Lab Series, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, September 14 & 15, 2020*
*Canceled due to COVID-19
Over the Summer of 2020, we adapted Hear We Go into a short film. The film was shot and edited by Jacob Athyal and directed by Jessica Hughes. The film premiered at the 2020 Boulder International Fringe Festival where it received the award for Most Creative Film Adaptation of a Stage Play.
Erin and I plan to continue developing the stage play with influences from the film. We plan to tour the play with residency and workshop options.