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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

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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 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

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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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“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

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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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Music Video: “Girl Shake That Laffy Taffy Time”

Full disclosure: I did not know there was actually a song called “Girl Shake That Laffy Taffy”, and now that I’ve heard it, I’m still not sure it’s a song. This song is a three-hour song; that is, I elicit … Continue reading

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