• Quick update


    Our initial run of Vaclav Havel's PROTEST was a success, selling out all our public shows at The Woodrow Wilson House, in DC, and at the Czech Cultural Center, in NYC. Performing the show for some in the audience who were survivors of the Prague Spring, and lived to see the Velvet Revolution, was both moving and humbling. We look forward to performing PROTEST again in DC and Prague, and possibly elsewhere.

    Elsewise on the agenda:

    • I'm co-writing a limited episodic series, which we hope to make in Portland, Or., and I'll share more as we get further along.

    • I booked a small role in an upcoming indie film to be shot in NYC, and tv/ film auditions are picking up for me all of a sudden, as fall casting picks up for winter productions. I'm happy to have recently joined SAG/AFTRA, as it's making opportunities available that would not have been, otherwise. 

    • I'm mostly back in NYC, now, with plenty of time spent in DC. I anticipate being in Portland, Or., both to write and audition. See you on the rialto!

  • Hello, Portland, My Old Home Town!

    After rehearsing PROTEST in both NYC and DC, in August, I came out to Portland, Or., to meet with my wonderful agents at Ryan Artists, walk a lot in Forest Park as I work to get off book, for PROTEST, on what is virtually a 25 page monologue, and to see many old friends. It's been wonderful to walk and work under these old trees, out here.  I hope soon to do some bicycling and get to the beach. Oregon has so much natural beauty, as you know, and I never get enough of it. I've motorcycled across its deserts, skied and hiked its mountains, and bicycled its back roads. I love it. Portland, itself, is no longer quite the town I remember living in, before I left it for Houston, in 2007, but it's still beautiful and interesting and, as a powerful exemplar of economic and social trends happening almost everywhere in the country today, a rich setting for story telling, which I think has only begun to be tapped, despite the wealth of fiction and nonfiction writing, independent filmmaking, and episodic tv, that for a long while now has been finding inspiration here. I have ideas about that.

    Over the past weekend, I also submitted self tape for a national network tv show, back east, for a casting director who saw my work in a recent meeting. I've worked hard over the past year to get to know NYC casting. It feels good to be more part of a scene that's increasingly familiar, and less scary, to me. I like living increasingly 'bicoastal,' too. I enjoy the different vibe of each coast: it's refreshing to be reminded that we can still be shaped by region. We're not yet one monolithic culture shaped solely by tv! Historical legacies still live through culture, which still differs, from place to place. I feel fortunate not only to have traveled much of the country during my life, but to have extensive friendships in cities as diverse as NYC, Philadelphia, Houston, and Portland.

    Peace out!

    David!


  • Mid-summer Update

    It's been a wonderful summer thus far: my girlfriend and I spent ten days in Alaska, recharging ourselves on nearly-endless day light, great seafood, and outdoor adventures such as hiking up the Exit Glacier trail to the Harding Ice Field, kayaking a backcountry lake, and whale watching. 

    Now I'm mostly back to work, starting rehearsals soon for PROTEST, by Vàclac Havel, in a production for The Alliance for New Music-Theatre and the Czech Embassy. I'm also making a two week trip out to Portland, OR, for a number of auditions arranged for me by my wonderful Portland agency, Ryan Artists, for national episodic series being shot in Portland as well as in Washington state. And this reminds me: I've recently decided to join SAG/AFTRA, for which I've been eligible for some time. I've been gratified by non-union work but... it's time.

    I'm also happily at work on my PADI Dive Master Certification, which will allow me to lead certified divers on dives, as well as teach a few specialty courses. 

    Needless to say, I like to stay busy.

    Peace Out,

    David!


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