Monthly Archives: March 2017

No Hamlet In Maine

Once, I almost played Hamlet. Well, sort of. I’d been cast to play the Dane, but not in the Shakespeare. There is a very funny play by Lee Blessing, in which the entire cast of Hamlet appears, in a way … Continue reading

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Take A Bite

“Here, we just bought these tuna fish sandwiches, so feel free to eat them in the scene.” Oh, great. Every actor who is a vegetarian has this scenario in the back of their mind. At some point during their career, … Continue reading

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May I Have A Volunteer?

One of the first things I learned as a clown was how to choose a person from the crowd. The rule was: Only play where you are invited. If a person was smiling and seemed eager to engage, great. Pull … Continue reading

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Another Chance To Get It Right

On two separate occasions, I was hired to work background on big budget films that were shot a year before. In both cases, the movies were not testing well in previews, and so the decision was made to go back … Continue reading

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