I caught two plays this weekend that I really enjoyed, and if you’re the kind of person that enjoys parsing my ramblings, you may want to check them out as well.
“At North Hollywood’s Belfry Stage, only a tenth of the size of The Fortune off Drury Lane, we have a good example of close-up, theatrical sleight-of-hand. A very small space can become a breach in the world.”
– Gray Palmer, Stage Raw
I’ve said in a few places that this lighting design for The Woman in Black at Theatre Unleashed is one of the most complicated plots I’ve ever created. Very, very proud of this one.
Last week, I got to check the box for a major Bucket List item: I got LASIK surgery. That’s right! No more glasses for me! This is something I’ve wanted to do since I moved to Los Angeles in 2003, and last week, the stars aligned and I finally made it happen. I’d been in glasses since… jeez. Fourth grade? Fifth? My memory is blurry on the exact timing, but yeah, I’ve had glasses for the vast majority of my life. I could only imagine what life would be like without them. Now, I know and I couldn’t be happier.
This past weekend, the Offending Shadows Theatre Company held their third annual sci-fi/horror one-act competition, O’ShadowsFest III: In 3D at studio/stage. Eight short plays were locked in a theatrical Battledome over the course of one weekend, with the winning production taking home the legendary O’Shadows Cup.
Earlier this week, I submitted my resignation from the Board of Directors of the Theatrical Producers League of Los Angeles. This was not an easy decision for me, but one I believe to be necessary, and one that has been months in the making.
This past weekend, Theatre Unleashed closed Camp Ragnarok, our first-ever soap opera serial comedy series. Melodramatic and over-the-top to a fault, the show was a hit with patrons and critics alike. It also gave me the unique challenge of writing somewhere between fifty and eighty new light cues for each forty-five-minute episode weekly. I’ve put together a gallery of a few of my favorite looks from the show.
Next weekend at studio/stage, The Offending Shadows Theatre Company takes the stage with the return of their popular battle royale of one acts – The O’Shadowfest! I’m fortunate enough to have two entries in the mix this year:
The Ninja Koalas are headed to Neosho High School in Neosho, Missouri this November! Neosho Drama will run the show for one weekend.
My First FringeNYC Adventure Parts 9 and 10: The last two days of our trip came and went like a blur. Sunday morning, the girls and I had brunch with my in-laws at Pete’s Tavern, just off Union Square. When I first walked in, I thought it was just another (Damn) Yankees bar. However, when we sat down I started checking out the history of the Tavern on the menu. I’m fascinated by little things like that. Well, Pete’s Tavern is Manhattan’s oldest Tavern still in operation today. Furthermore, it’s where O. Henry wrote The Gift of the Magi. Pretty impressive! The food was pretty good, too.
An award-winning multi-hyphenate creative artist, with more than twenty-five years of experience as an actor, playwright, director, designer, and theatrical producer under his belt, Greg graduated from Emerson College in Boston, MA with a Bachelor’s in Theatre Studies in 2003. Soon after, Greg migrated to Los Angeles seeking adventure in the entertainment industry. He currently resides in North Hollywood, CA with his wife, Jenn, and their two cats.