I performed Small Mouth Sounds nearly 200 times, by far my longest run to date. Returning to New York after seven months on the road, I launched into two projects with The Assembly: appearing in Seagullmachine (a mashup of classic plays by Anton Chekhov and Heiner Muller) and developing Bartleby in the Castle (an original musical freely inspired by works by Herman Melville and Franz Kafka).
SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS
First National Tour
August 28, 2017-March 4, 2018
by Bess Wohl, dir. Rachel Chavkin
with Connor Barrett, Edward Chin-Lyn, Orville Mendoza, Brenna Palughi, Socorro Santiago and Cherene Snow
August 30-September 24:
Long Wharf Theater (New Haven, CT)
October 11-December 10:
American Conservatory Theater (San Francisco, CA)
January 11-January 28:
The Broad Stage (Los Angeles, CA)
February 16-March 4:
Arscht Center (Miami, FL)
Production (on-camera recording)
January 3, 2018 (Principal Photography)
by Adam Burnett, dir. Jess Chayes
with Lani Fu, Jayne Houdyshell, Sam Gonzalez, Manny Rivera, Kate Schroeder and Richard Thieriot
Role: The Pool
Mounted January 14-20, 2018, while I was in LA with Small Mouth Sounds, Holidays In/Coyote featured video characters who presided godlike over a Holidome in Topeka, Kansas. As The Pool, I was chill, wise and often stoned, dreaming hazily of "the water beneath the water".
Directed by Jess Chayes, the film was shot and edited by video designer David Pym.
THRIVE, OR WHAT YOU WILL
February 12, 2018
by L.M. Feldman, dir. Maura Krause
Role: Philibert Commerson
The day before flying back to my next stop on the Small Mouth Sounds tour, I took a bus down to Philly for my first public reading of scenes from Thrive.
March 14, 2018
by Gary Winter, dir. Meghan Finn
with Christine Anglin, Jack Frederick, Andrea Morales and Christian Roberson
Role: Captain Jimmy
April 14-May 5, 2018
by Anton Chekhov and Heiner Muller, dir. Jess Chayes and Nick Benacerraf
with Rolls Andre, Edward Bauer, Marvin Bell, Emily Caffery, Nehassaiu deGannes, Anna Elliott, Christopher Hurt, Jax Jackson, Layla Khosh, Daniel Maseda, Elena McGhee, and Gaby Resende
The Assembly @ La Mama
the broken'hearts of a corrupted white house
April 23-26, 2018
by Matthew Paul Olmos, dir. Mia Rovegno
with Michael Billingsley, Eric Miller, Jose Joaquin Perez and Liz Ramos
Role: G. Gordon Liddy
Matt Olmos is interested in exploring how not all patriots serve their country, and not all sacrifice is for the greater good. After pouring over interviews with G. Gordon Liddy, architect of the Watergate break in, I began to realize how right he is.