Project Update, July 2020

This is how I’ve been social distancing during this ‘Summer of Covid’ Bicycling and donuts!

Phew! It’s been awhile! My heart goes out to all as we each negotiate our own relationship to the new world in which we find ourselves. We’ll get through this, as generations before us got through their challenges, if not without deep loss. I wish for us a rediscovery that binds us together as a world, nation, and community. In the long run, I remain optimistic that we will heal together.

As I write this in early July, I’m waiting to perform a recurring guest star role at Tyler Perry Studios, then shortly after that, perform a starring role in the feature film, Broken, directed by Dean Jones and produced by Atlantic & Pacific Studios. Progress has been stalled, by Covid 19, on our film adaptation of the Vaclav Havel play, Protest, to be directed by Petr Jančárek, and produced by my LLC, 47th Avenue Films, but we’re committed to making the project happen, not least because we need Havel more than ever. Looking further ahead, the 2020 (Re)evolutionary Season at Theater at Monmouth, in Maine, has been postponed to Summer 2021, and I remain slated to play Caesar, in Julius Caesar, Cymbeline, in Cymbeline, and Charlie, in Seascape. I’ve also completed writing the first draft of a pilot for an adventure tv episodic to be developed by Atlantic & Pacific Studios. These are all projects I’ve previously announced and have been delayed–as have all our projects–by Covid 19.

In non-industry news, I’ve taken up once again road bicycling, a sport I’ve pursued, off and on, since I was a tween. I even registered for the NY Grand Fondo, a 100 mile race that begins on the George Washington Bridge and winds its way up the west side of the Hudson to the peak of Bear Mountain and back to Fort Lee, NJ. Soon, I expect to be scuba diving once again, as well, hopefully finding opportunity to use my still-new certification as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor, of which I’m more-than-usually proud!

Thank you for your interest in my work, and I hope you are finding satisfaction in yours, but also taking time to recharge. I look forward to meeting again, ‘on the Rialto,’ when we can.

Peace and butterflies,