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Get a Real Job!

Many young actors back in the NYC of the 1990s spent months at a time on tour, doing classical theatre, or TYA musicals, or message plays focused on social issues. It was a way to add credits to your resume, … Continue reading

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Remembering Mimi

There was a funny commercial I remember from childhood. It was for C&C Cola. A red headed lady was talking about a taste test with Coke and Pepsi, but every time she tried to say, “Coke and Pepsi,” a car … Continue reading

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Banning Peter Pan

“Have you seen my childhood?” Sings the creepy wax figure as, above him, little children sail to the moon in flying boats. His legion of fans still claim he was a magical being, too sensitive and innocent for this world. … Continue reading

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Standing in the Wings

“Do you ever get stage fright?” One of the most common questions an actor is asked. Entirely understandable, since many people have a fear of speaking in public. Anyone who is not an actor might imagine that it must be … Continue reading

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Shadows in the Park

Peter Quince stood in front of the crowd and began to introduce the play: “The Most Lamentable Comedy and Most Cruel Death of Pyramus and Thisbe.” I’ve been in several productions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. I’ve played both Pyramus … Continue reading

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How Far Would You Drive To Audition?

It used to be, years ago, that you showed up to the Actors’ Equity building for an audition at four in the morning and waited on line. Outside. On the sidewalk. People brought blankets and folding chairs and cups of … Continue reading

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The Good News

“Do you have a relationship with Jesus?” Oh, man. Why did she have to go and do that? We were having a perfectly wonderful day together. I’d worked with this older lady a few times before. Doing background on a … Continue reading

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A Thousand Words

“You look like a mime.” That came from the photographer who was shooting my headshot. Years ago. Back in New York. When we were still shooting in black and white. Film. Not digital. People say that to me all the … Continue reading

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Set Pieces At Home

Sometimes I joke that half of what I own was used in a show. It’s not far from the truth, actually. So many of the items around my house were originally purchased as a prop or set piece for a … Continue reading

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Don’t Mess With The Easter Bunny

There was a story in the news last year about an Easter Bunny getting into a brawl with some guy in a New Jersey mall. Naturally, there was footage, and it was pretty funny. The kind of funny when you … Continue reading

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