THE ENCLAVE - Latest Buzz from THEATER MANIA
Read all about my upcoming show, The Enclave, at Rattlestick Theater starting April 26th. I'll be playing the character of Donnie alongside David Greenspan and Dan Domingues, not to mention many other talents. The show will be directed by Victor Cervantes Jr. Click image below for more info and tickets.
RATTLESTICK THEATER DEBUT
I was recently offered and accepted the role of Donnie in Arthur Laurents' 1973 play, THE ENCLAVE. This will be the first time since the original production that the play is presented. The Enclave explores such topical issues as homophobia and racism, that sadly never seem to be irrelevant. Arthur Laurents' other famous work includes West Side Story and The Bird Cage to name a few. This will be my Rattlestick debut, a company I've followed and supported for years so I couldn't be prouder. I'm also excited to be reunited onstage with my talented friend Dan Domingues from Locusts Have No King and get to work with the accomplished David Greenspan with whom I have a very entertaining scene. The show is a limited run so please click image below and get your tickets starting at only $15 while you still can. See you at Waverly Place :-)
'42 SECONDS OF HAPPINESS' NOW AVAILABLE ON AMAZON VIDEO!!!
If you saw this beauty of an indie feature on the festival circuit, thank you! We won a bunch of awards, my personal favorite being 'Best Ensemble' because it so best encapsulates what we pulled off. And now, thanks to the internet and Amazon Video, you can watch all of us again (I play Marc) from the comfort of your couches and yes, even while wearing sweat pants, or none at all! There's already many great viewer reviews and just a couple bad ones that are actually fun to read, truth be told ;-) Free for Prime customers, otherwise it's only $3. Thanks for supporting the little film that could.
PRESS & PRODUCTION PHOTOS RELEASED FOR 'WILDFIRES' PLAY
I mean, Jody Christopherson, ladies and gentlemen. That's all you need to know. Oh and her website, book her now! Gorgeous stuff.
HIGH PRAISE FOR 'WILDFIRES' PLAY - Broadway World
Click the link in the caption for a great article and insight into the world of Only You Can Prevent Wildfires. My personal favorite quote: “Fascinating...nothing short of brilliant... one of the best off-off Broadway shows I have seen to date... the actors are phenomenal... knows exactly how to not only stir (more like unravel) the emotions within each of us, but also makes audiences question what is hidden beneath the hard truth of the matter, and whether reality is open to interpretation.” I think they liked it ;-)
ONLY YOU CAN PREVENT WILDFIRES - Announcement and Press Release
Harrison David Rivers is one of the most exciting, not to mention prolific, young writers, and just named "One to Watch" by American Theatre. Now, guess who gets to work with him on his latest work? Yes indeed! I'm super excited and proud to announce that I've been cast in the world premiere of Only You Can Prevent Wildfires, produced by Ricochet Collective and directed by Sherri Eden Barber (with whom I've collaborated with before on The 24 Hour Plays). The play revolves around a true and sometimes, unbelievable story, the 2002 Hayman wildfire. I play the role of John Barton, husband to Terry Lynn, a forest ranger found responsible for setting the largest wildfire in Colorado state history. And it all started with a love letter...or did it?
DO NOT MISS THIS SHOW. IT WILL SELL OUT :-)
ALL THE INFO YOU NEED BY CLICKING ON THE PHOTO - Thanks!
NEWEST VOICEOVER WORK - FOX DEPORTES
It's no secret that I love fútbol - yes, some might call it an obsession - but I don't like labels ;-) Anytime I get to do voiceovers to promote the beautiful game is a great day in my book.
I recently joined forces with the team at CESD Talent and look forward to the many auditions and bookings to come. If you'd like to work with me, feel free to give them a call.
CBS TELEVISION CASTING WORKSHOP
Out of thousands of submissions, I was one of a lucky 30 who were invited to participate in a casting workshop at CBS' New York offices led by Barbara Matos and Fern Orenstein. The workshop ended very positively with a private callback with Fern and CBS writers, resulting in consideration for the upcoming season.
TWO RIVER THEATER CROSSING BORDERS (CRUZANDO FRONTERAS) FESTIVAL
Red Bank, New Jersey is home to one of the nation's most prestigious regional theaters. Many shows that are developed at Two River have gone on to be produced in NYC, both on Broadway and off. I was invited by Stephanie Ybarra (The Public Theater) and Stephanie Cohen (Two River) to workshop two new plays, including El by Raul Garza, directed by Michelle Bossy and Blancaflor by Cecilia Cackley, directed by Jerry Ruiz. The festival was a wonderful experience, culminating in sold-out readings. I highly recommend checking out the town of Red Bank and of course, a play at Two River.
BAMBOO IN BUSHWICK @ Working Theater, NYC: April - May 2017
My character's name is Swayze...I mean, c'mon, you wanna see this!
INFO & TICKETS CLICK BELOW
PUBLIC SPEAKING @ Joe's Pub
A truly celebratory night, recapping The Public Theater's year and things to come, including a production of the Shakespeare Mobile Unit's Romeo y Julieta which I was part of during its workshop. Reunited with the magnanimous Artistic Director Oskar Eustis and wonderful actor Flor De Liz Perez. I also had the pleasure of meeting and chatting with the vibrant and trailblazing Gail Papp, widow of Joe Papp, founder of The Public Theater. Quite a special night!
CAPTAIN FANTASTIC - SAG Nominating Committee screening @ Sunshine Cinema
Viggo Mortensen is one of my favorite actors and an honorary Argentine. I really loved Captain Fantastic and strongly recommend it to all. Learning what went into making this powerful film only made me appreciate it more, plus the added bonus of getting to speak with Viggo in Spanish was pretty cool too.
42 SECONDS OF HAPPINESS @ Harlem International Film Festival
The film is currently touring domestic and international festivals.
UPDATE 9/18/16: We won Best Ensemble award, woohoo!!!
LOCUSTS HAVE NO KING @ Intar Theatre
written by J. Julian Christopher, directed by David Mendizábal with Dan Domingues, David Grimm and Liam Torres
photos by Carol Rosegg, NY Times
NY MADNESS SEASON OPENER
Had the opportunity to work with award-winning writer and filmmaker Neil LaBute on his new script, Black Chicks. He is currently developing it into a film.