When I created this blog, I resolved to update it with information about what I'm up to artistically and otherwise. Since then, I've started a company, which is the repository for 92.5% of my artistic pursuits. You should know about Almanac.
Still, it's such poor form to have a website and never update it -- so I will resolve to try to keep a list of things that are happening here, as much because it could be a good record for me to keep for myself as it is a good thing to share with the world.
Yesterday, I substituted for Marcia Ferguson at UPenn, teaching her THARS 120 "Intro to Acting" class, and had such a blast that I would like to teach college students as much as possible. It was so invigorating to get to see such bright young people improvising, some of them for the first time!
I'm busily preparing for the spring that will see me teaching a class at the Philadelphia School of Circus Arts and making Almanac's next full length show, Leaps of Faith, among many other things. The great news about that project is that we will (unofficially as of yet) be performing at the Philadelphia Museum of Art as part of Art After 5 on June 5th -- that will be your first chance to see some excerpts from the show!
There's always more to write about -- but I really hope to see everyone that I've ever met at Almanac's fundraiser party, The Fleecing. Go check it out now -- it's going to be the party of the epoch, and you don't want to miss it!
Nick Gillette and I were selected as a collaborative duo for New York Live Arts Fresh Tracks 2013-2014. We're so excited for the opportunity, we're letting it dominate our lives until May, when we'll produce a full length piece of acrobatic dance theatre. But we need your help.
And stay tuned: we're also the clowns at the PSCA Staff Workshop showing of new material on December 7th and 8th. You might also get a sneak peak at what we've been working on....
Crowdfunding has been incredibly successful thus far. Thank you to everyone who has supported -- but $6200 is a minimum goal which does not allow us to work with any additional performers, pay ourselves, or make any of our more crazy ideas come to life (such as a 3-body centripetal beer can music machine, a huge-jump pulley rig, or 55 helium balloons strapped to Adam Kerbel's wrists). Please still consider supporting this awesome project!
Thanks as always for reading!
Tons of stuff happening in the next week!
Today is our second-to-last day of filming for Outskirts, the web series I'm directing and editing for blip.tv. Expect the final release in early December... but you can email me if you want a sneak peak of a rough cut or two.
Hannah continues this weekend at the HellaFresh proving ground on Ormes street -- it's been getting great reviews, come check it out! It moves to 17th and Sansom on November 1st and 2nd, if Kensington is a little out of your commuting range.
Tuesday the 29th, I'm in a reading of a new play called Altar Call by Melissa McBain at the Adrienne Theater.
Friday and Saturday, November 1 and 2, Nick and I are presenting our now classic physical comedy Chase at SmokeyScout's Nice and Fresh series in Mount Airy...
And last but certainly not least, November 4th, Monday night is RED 40 AND THE LAST GROOVEMENT AT SILK CITY. All I can say is, you want to see this show. Tickets are available here: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/402847
Looking ahead... I'm a clown in the staff show at the Phildelphia School of Circus Arts December 7th + 8th, with much more exciting news coming down the pike soon... stay tuned!