News

First Recurring Guest Star!

I’m pleased to say that I’ve booked my first recurring GUEST STAR role on a prominent nationwide episodic! I look forward to saying more about it, closer to release.

Suddenly things are busy in my world: four episodes of an episodic, large supporting role across from star casting in a film now in pre-production, a three play season in Maine, our film adaptation of Havel’s PROTEST in preproduction, a faith-based film queued up for early autumn, and script in development for the remake of a favorite old tv adventure show. I’m grateful for the mix of work including acting, producing, and writing: each of these jobs makes me better at the others.

More, anon!

Havel's PROTEST, the film

I was sure the work we're continuing to do on the short Havel play, PROTEST, was going to become less relevant to our current moment since we first performed it, but clearly it's relevancy has grown more intense, to both my dismay and fear. There was a time when conservative Americans such as Paul Ryan joined liberals such as Barack Obama in recognizing the depth of Havel's thought, a time when both conservatives and liberals sought to live and work by the principles set out in Havel's essay, THE POWER OF THE POWERLESS., for Havel is nothing if not a small-d democrat, with great faith in small-l liberalism, and highly tolerant and generous about the mess and chaotic, weaving, often slow course of political change.  But, the current GOP has revealed itself to have modeled itself after Havel's 'Green Grocer,' the shop keeper who displays the ruling party's slogans with neither understanding nor belief, because s/he perceives making a show of towing the party line as necessary for survival. Only Mitt Romney, among current GOP leaders, has shown himself equal to the moment in the way Havel could have admired.

I'm more determined than ever to bring the film adaptation of Havel's PROTEST to the screen, and the sooner the better. We will continue to do private 'apartment performances' of the play, in NYC, and perhaps elsewhere, to raise money for our film. Please contact me if you are interested in hosting us or investing in the film.

Four Picture Deal with Atlantic & Pacific Studios

I'm delighted to announce that I have committed to acting in four feature films by Atlantic & Pacific Studios, located in Burlington, N.C., specializing not only in horror and faith-based pictures, but also in tv and mainstream feature films. One of its projects we hope will be a film-adaptation of THE WINTER'S TALE. Please watch this space for news of other films going into production, one within the next month, if the stars continue to align. Atlantic & Pacific Pictures is an exciting enterprise by Dean Jones that I'm lucky and grateful in which to have a small part. More news, to come!

PROTEST

PROTEST, Dupont Underground, 2019