INSULA – Kennedy Center Region II American College Theatre Festival
As I mentioned in a previous post, I got my feet wet in the realm of directing as assistant director to Kari Margolis as we took on creating an original devised piece with BFA Acting students at Montclair State University. Inspired by the physical theatre space given to us at Montclair, INSULA developed organically into an awe-inspiring work of physical poetry as we explored the concept of islands, both metaphorical and literal. We pulled from personal feelings of isolation, literary islands such as Avalon, Never Never Land, and sites from The Odyssey to create a living, breathing dreamscape of morphing stories and images.
Well, it is with great pride that I can announce that the show has been selected to perform at the Kennedy Center Region II American College Theatre Festival, held this year at Towson University.
Of course, I started this draft weeks ago and now that I am getting back to it, we leave for Towson TODAY! From what I understand, we open the festival tomorrow morning with a performance at 9am and perform again later at 3pm. We hope to seriously blow the minds of our audiences!
I had a busy December with more gigs at Bakers Taproom II. I cannot say enough great things about the place. The food is spectacular, the clientele is friendly, and they have a seasonal rotation of great beer on tap. They were decked out for the holiday season, and I had a great time honing my chops with sets of originals, cover, and I sprinkled in some holiday tunes to celebrate the festivities. I snapped some video of a gig, but there is so much crowd audio with spiky levels I’m not sure how much of it is usable. Still, if I can clean something up, I’ll post it.
I have a lot of projects on the table for 2013, and am so excited! Working on a lot of new music and I’ll be posting clips of songs in progress as they get ironed out.