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August 1, 2015

I wept a few days ago pondering the sad truth that the festival had to come to an end soon. Looking over our roster I now have several names, personalities, faces etched in my soul; beautiful people who are now apart of my heart song. I love this company, and it has be...

July 31, 2015

Laurence Olivier once said, "what is acting but lying, and what is good acting but convincing lying." Now, much as I enjoyed some of Olivier's performances, I couldn't disagree with him more. The prevailing theory of acting these days, particularly in the United States...

July 15, 2015

My very first professional job as an actor was in 1983 at the Hope Summer Repertory Theatre in Holland, MI, performing in three of the season's four summer productions. While pursuing my MFA at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI, I did 17 shows in three years at the...

July 5, 2015

Backstage view of the Baughman Theatre during technical rehearsals.

 

I was standing backstage the other day during one of our tech rehearsals for Henry IV, (where, as the name implies, we add all the technical elements of each show.) I was watching some of the crew haul...

June 24, 2015

Is Shakespeare really THAT good? Is it TRULY the best stuff ever written in English? ("You have not experienced Shakespeare until you have read him in the original Klingon.") Is it STILL worth watching 400 years later? You know my answers are yes, but let me tell you w...

June 16, 2015

Well, folks, I have good news, bad news, and more good news. 

 

The first piece of good news is that I am once again working with a truly amazing group of people on three phenomenal plays. Actually, this hardly qualifies as news at all, since that has been the case each...

May 2, 2014

Well, folks, it's that time of year again: the swallows have returned to Capistrano, Cubs fans are beginning their one hopeful month, and I'm just getting started at "theatre camp."

 

I have been privileged - enormously privileged - to have made my living as an actor...

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