This is the most ridiculous headline I've read today, and I've been awake a bunch of hours already. Twitter Disputes Claim That 'Mary Poppins' Is Racist Because Of Characters' Coal-Blackened Faces This is in reference to an article written in the New York Times this week by Daniel Pollack-Pelzner, an American professor who lectures on … Continue reading Yes, Mary Poppins is racist, but not because of “coal-blackened faces”
On 15 February 2019, The French Kiss Off is opening at the Pumphouse Theatre in Calgary for eight performances. It is the third play I've directed since moving to Calgary, and I encourage you to check it out if you're in the area. Tickets are available from Eventbrite.
Did you see me on Fargo last night? Here’s the long path I took to get there. My first serious acting gig was when I was eight or nine years old. I was to play the absent-minded professor, a major character in one of those end-of-year school productions where every grade had to put on … Continue reading My absent-minded journey to Fargo
I worked on my first international production today, and it was a great experience. A US/Canadian set with a very talented group of people. Observation: most of the people running the show (ADs, etc.) are women. This pleases me. A large percentage of the crew is female. As I only appear in one scene in … Continue reading In front of the camera again
I've been remiss in keeping my followers up to date on what's happening this year. In the beginning of the year I worked on a student film called Joy To The World, in which I played the boss of a Mall Santa agency, which refuses to hire the actual Santa Claus, because his résumé isn't … Continue reading Theatre, film, web series and voice acting updates
Two years after playing the lead in a theatre production of Move Over, Mrs Markham, I am happy to announce that I have been cast in a supporting role in Run For Your Wife, also produced by Morpheus Theatre. When I auditioned, I specifically asked for a smaller role, due to the time commitment and … Continue reading Back on stage again with Run For Your Wife
I was invited by film students from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) to act in their end-of-year project. (Edited to add: The short film is called Joy To The World, and my character was mean to Santa Claus.)
My costume for tonight’s live gig. I played a German ski instructor, who also called a square dance.
This is my voice acting demo reel.
Announcing my directorial debut behind the camera, again written by Christopher Heatherington and Sherri Dahl. I have directed for stage on several occasions, and this was a very different experience. A film director has very little control by comparison. In this case, the actors and camera tell the story. Framing the scene is critical. Also, … Continue reading Sancha’s Cause (Is Coming To Town)