This Saturday is my birthday. I was born on Long Island, NY on May 26th, 1981 at 6:36 pm, EDT. I’ve been living in Los Angeles since August 25th, 2003. I was 22 when I got here. I’m turning 37. To borrow a phrase, “What a long, strange trip it’s been.”
Alright! I’ve been pulling ridiculous hours over at The Hobgoblin Playhouse this week, getting it up and running. And when I haven’t been doing that, I’ve been designing lights for Fringe shows at studio/stage. And when I haven’t been doing that, I’ve been in rehearsal for A Very DIE HARD Christmas. And when I haven’t been doing that… well, you get the idea. Here’s a quick rundown of All The Things happening in my world right now:
So this week, I went back to high school. Okay, well, not really. But I was hired to design the lights for Fairfax High School’s production of Fame Jr. (and for all my NoVA friends, that’s the Fairfax High School here in Hollywood, not on Route 50 back home. Sorry. I promise I’ll let y’all know next time I’m in town). Between this gig and working at the Assistance League Playhouse a couple weeks ago, I’ve earned a couple of fun design/board op credits.
One more shameless plug for the Theatre Unleashed Spring Poker Classic tomorrow night! Doors open at 7pm, and you can register for the tournament up until the first card is dealt at 8pm! Right now, we have 22 players registered, and a list of prizes, raffle items, and auction items valued at over $15,000!
Okay, I’m a little late with last week’s update. Sorry about that. Sent out my monthly newsletter today, updated all of my pertinent resumes on here that needed updating, and designed/ordered my April Recap postcard. Here’s what I accomplished this month!
I need to be quick because I’m writing this from the booth of another theater, where I’m currently teaching myself how to build custom instrument profiles for an ETC Element. Turns out, it’s actually much easier than it sounds.
It’s only April and I’m already exhausted. But nobody ever accomplished anything significant while they were asleep… right? So, here’s what I’ve been up to lately:
A student’s Directing I project I recently acted in at Columbia College Hollywood. Fun little piece!
It’s Just a Game – Who loves to be competitive? This short film is about two guys who get competitive in the game of Monopoly, things are about to get intense.
creative multi-hyphenateAn 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.