Tag Archives: humorist

Stupid God Damn Bird

Hey. You. Bird. Yes, you. The little baby robin who let me walk right up to him and take his picture, close-up. Yes, you. I’ll call you Louie. Hey, Louie. You’re one stupid fuck. Look at you. What the hell are … Continue reading

Posted in Life | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Excerpt from an Unwritten Autobiography: First Love

Angela Newland was my first love. In that obscure corner of the brain devoted to such things, she looks the same as she did once upon a time: wispy blonde hair, blue eyes, slightly pointy chin, warm and confident smile. … Continue reading

Posted in Life | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Life | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Extra Extra 3: That Guy

As anyone who has worked as extra will attest, the main thrust of the job is waiting. In the couple of months I have worked on a handful of TV shows – and even spotted myself once for a blistering … Continue reading

Posted in Humor, Life | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Life | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Life, Philosophy | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

“Mine”: A Chicago Fringe Fest Travelogue

That creative rascal Joss Whedon has opined that he is frequently asked, “Why do you write strong women characters?” to which he replies, “Because you keep asking that question.” It’s a good retort, but I think he misses the mark just … Continue reading

Posted in Life, Playwrighting, Theater, Video | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment