Tag Archives: Humor

Excerpt From an Unwritten Autobiography: First Move

The picture here is of the house that I grew up in, in the sleepy Mayberry-esque hamlet of Morris, Illinois, some seventy miles southwest and some twenty years behind Chicago. Of Morris, some short remarks¬†can be made to illustrate the … Continue reading

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Excerpt from an Unwritten Autobiography: First Memories

DISCLAIMER: This picture has absolutely nothing to do with this post (at least intentionally – I will have to contact my therapist to confirm). ¬†Rather, it is a still from a January 2017 episode of CHICAGO PD in which I … Continue reading

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Extra Extra 4: Hot Under The Collar

Throughout September, October, November and December of 2016, I whiled away a sizable chunk of time indulging my interest in being an extra, or as some kinder behind-the-scenes wranglers call us, background actors. In that time, I have played a … Continue reading

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Extra Extra 2: Games For Background Artists

I am certainly enjoying living out a bit of a personal fantasy by being an extra a/k/a background artist, as it is a kick to be on set and watch the well-oiled machine of directors, assistant directors, associate producers, technicians, … Continue reading

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Extra, Extra

Performing as an extra in a TV show is very much like taking a flight to anywhere: there is much emphasis on “hurry up”, “get there on time”, “stand in this line” and “stand in that line”, but the overall … Continue reading

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What are red flags if not the waving symbol of humanity?

“Were there red flags on our third date?” asked Amber O’Donnell in the play “Mine”, recounting a romantic encounter gone bad. “Probably. But what are red flags if not the waving symbol of humanity?” “Mine”, my 2016 play and selection … Continue reading

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“The Bowl” (March 2016)

The official submission to Prop Thtr’s 48 Hour Film Competition based on Craigslist Missed Connections. With Joe Janes, Annie Griggs, Vince LaFonti, Kat O’Connor, Sarah Bunger and Vincent Truman. Camera/sound by Alexander Giersch. Music by the False Positives. Written/directed by … Continue reading

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