If you haven’t been following my Instagram, or checked out Dime Store Detective Stories at the Hollywood Fringe Festival website, you may not have seen some of these gorgeous photos of our first episode, taken by Matt Kamimura!
Actor • Playwright • Designer • Producer • Director • Game Master
The Hollywood Fringe Festival is almost upon us! From June 8th to June 25th, over two hundred and fifty individual productions will be going up at venues across Hollywood.
As a playwright, I’ve struggled with landing production opportunities for my new plays the traditional way. So I taught myself the art of self-producing.
As anyone who dabbles in theatrical effects knows, cheap stage blood is very unforgiving and will stain your skin and clothes if you look at it the wrong way, whereas most commercially available bottles of “washable fabric-safe fake blood” come in tiny bottles that are prohibitively expensive. So, how do we keep the cleaning budget from ballooning out of control? By making it ourselves using my tried and true, super-sexy, fabric-safe, no-stain washable stage blood recipe, that’s how!
Well, we’ve survived another Hollywood Fringe. I mean, barely. But we survived. This year’s festival was one of the most stressful I’ve ever experienced as a venue manager. However, as an actor, a producer, a designer, and a playwright, it was a complete success!
Catch me in $h!+heads by Chambers Stevens, and my words in 25 Plays Per Hour presented by Theatre Unleashed!
I’m thrilled to be a part of this year’s festival not only as a designer, playwright, and venue manager, but also as a performer! That’s right, ya boy’s performing in a show this year, and I’m super stoked for you to come and see it!
Last week, I had the pleasure of being a guest on James Elden’s Playwright’s Spotlight, a theatre podcast about playwriting. His show usually runs a solid hour to ninety minutes, and it’s a “writers on writing” podcast. However, we did a full two hours!
It’s been a bit since I’ve talked about career stuff on here. I’ve been hard at work submitting, connecting with casting folks, and developing my own material.
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