Monday, March 31, 2008

Hip-hoppin' in Shreveport

I'm in the poppin' city of Shreveport, LA, auditioning for the lead villain role (hey, it's what I do!) in a Val Kilmer film called Microwave Park. [Update: now it's called Streets of Blood.] This is the ghostly view from my hotel suite, courtesy of my naff iPhone camera.

Just found out I got a callback for a fun SWA commercial, playing a rock star lead singer, back in Austin today. Unfortunately, I don't have wings, so I'll miss that.


Must mean that I was intended to book this sucker!

Friday, March 28, 2008

The play's the thing

After 20 years (?!!) away from the stage, I've joined director Paula Russell's talented Austin troupe for a production of "Shards". It's the third of the five-play quintology "The Love Sonatas," written by Manuel Zarate.

We'll be performing in the Rollins Theater at downtown Austin's The Long Center. I have a lead role opposite the lovely and talented Beth Burroughs, playing a reformed murderous soldier.

I don't think of myself as a "leading man" type, but Paula assured me that I was "pulling it off wonderfully." So there you go. Now brimming with confidence, I step out into that good night.

"I'll have grounds
More relative than this—the play's the thing
Wherein I'll catch the conscience of the King."

Hamlet Act 2, scene 2, 603–605