• Next Up: Houston Workshop, late August

    I'll be in Houston during the last week of August to do a workshop and staged reading that we'll perform on the evening of Monday, September 5th. It's a play that's been around a long time, that I once understudied and have always wanted to do, and which a wonderfully talented faculty member at the UH Dept. of Theatre and Dance thought would be worth working on in her 'copious free time' at the top of the semester. We're gonna do it in a classroom space at UH. I'll name names and say more when we get closer.


  • Successful Productions in DC and Prague!

    The Alliance for New Music-Theatre put up a successful production of Havel's PROTEST this May in Washington, D.C., in the Dupont Underground's new art and performance space, underneath Dupont Circle. Our audiences, which were in no small part engaged actively in present day politics--either through jobs or simply by exposure as DC residents--were alive to Havel's character study of a man attempting to retain his privileges under a watchful totalitarian state while finding (not entirely successful) means to assuage his conscience. Post show talk backs were lively and reviews were terrific.

    http://dcmetrotheaterarts.com/2017/05/11/review-protest-alliance-new-music-theatre/

    The day after we closed in DC, the company flew to Prague and opened PROTEST at the Prague Fringe Festival, in another underground space, the tiny Cafe Misenska, for a nine performance run.

    http://michaelcalcottsfringeybits.tumblr.com/post/161156595601/protest

    Future plans are to tour PROTEST in the US. I'll post dates as they're confirmed.

  • Upcoming Projects for 2017


    Happy New Year!

    Much of my business in the last quarter of 2016 was personal--including getting settled as a New Yorker again (my mailing address and home for much of the month is in NYC, now, but I still spend considerable time each month in Washington, DC, where I work with The Alliance for New Music-Theatre) and making progress on writing projects--so I haven't posted. But, a New Year has dawned, and I have a couple of projects booked:

    This winter, I'll be on set for a couple of days on John Gallagher's new film,  Sarah Q, a serio-comedy about the adventures of a young woman who moves to New York to become an actor. The cast includes a number of wonderful, old school New York actors, including Burt Young, Tony Sirico, Sally Kirkland, Lucie Pohl, and Vincent Pastore, as well as less familiar faces.




    For my part: John and I met more than a year ago at One on One, in the class he teaches, "Improvisation for Film," where we hit it off, and laughed a lot. For SARAH Q, John's decided to take advantage of my experience playing Shakespeare on stage, and so has cast me as the 'flamboyant Shakespeare teacher,' by which I'm utterly delighted. I hope to make a fool of myself in the best possible way.

    In the spring, I will be returning to the Prague Fringe Festival to perform with Alliance for New Music-Theatre in our production of Protest, by Vàclav Havel, which follows our well-received run this past September at The Czech Embassy, in Washington, DC, and at the Czech Cultural Center, in NYC. We're in the process of building a tour of PROTEST that will take us across the US and abroad, and I look forward to posting more about it, as bookings develop, through the summer and fall of 2017, and beyond. Meanwhile, we're slated for a run of nine performances at The Prague Fringe, in an unusually long and prominent run for the annual festival. I loved Prague when we were at the 2015 Prague Fringe performing Metamorphosis, so I'm delighted to be going back.

    Other projects are afoot and I'll share them as provisional plans turn into hard bookings. Meanwhile, here's to a productive and exciting (and not too alarming) 2017 for all of us!

    xox,

    David!

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