Brief Early Summer Update

Making movies involves so many moving parts, paperwork, and patience, that I’m amazed any of them arrive on screens, large or small! After all the typical travails, we are wrapping main photography for ANOTHER LIFE, starring Kevin Sorbo, Chris Mulkey, John Boyd West, and me. On another feature film project, we’re close to locking the script, which I hope will go out to casting soon, as long as SAG/AFTRA either does not strike or gives waivers to independent films that don’t have deals with AMTPT members, as ours does not. As I wrote below, I’ve been cast in the Springer Opera House’s Spring, ’24 production of THE MINUTES, which has been cast with industry and SOH veterans, for what will be Paul Pierce’s final show, as he retires (I’m looking forward to a joyful send-off celebration!) Actor-writer Joachim Moore, based currently in Palm Springs, CA, has asked me to direct his next one-person show, after he and I discovered how sympathetic our artistic imaginations are to each other, when pow-towing on his current show, MEDGARXJAMES, which he’ll be performing in Seattle, this fall (I will post dates and venues as they’re locked.) On the personal front, my girlfriend and I are looking forward to a once-in-a-lifetime live-aboard scuba diving safari in The Maldives, this October, and we’ll be in the water a bit before that, checking out our gear and keeping up skills.

This is maybe the most fruitful era of my life so far as an actor and writer: having achieved a stable professional platform from which to work–now able to count on trustworthy, creative collaborators, and with enough work to keep me afloat financially–I’m feeling just ‘safe enough’ to enjoy projects more, and, deliciously, take the time to explore more the ‘story I’m telling’ as an artist, deepening my work. For me, having collaborators whom I trust, and trust me, makes all the difference. More, anon.

Thank you for checking in.