Libations to Drama

Plasticity E X T E N D S

ADDITIONAL DATES: Monday April 24th, May 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd @ 8pm TKTS www.PlasticityThePlay.com “A provocative exploration into the expansive capabilities of the human mind.”  People’s World 

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The Dope on Ancient Olympians

As the Rio Olympics captivate us with fantastical feats of athleticism, it’s hard not to reflect on the glorious origins of the Greek Olympiad, dating back to 776 BC, and […]

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Donald in Dismaland

It should be a relief to artists everywhere to see that international notoriety and its accompanying wealth hasn’t dulled the creative blade of Banksy. The bête noire of the gallery […]

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TUT on SpikeTV

Gearing up for the series premier in July as our hard working crew completes myriad layers of post-production. Scoring with an impressive orchestra, ADR (Additional Dialogue Recording) for actors spread out […]

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History of the Friars Club

It began for the oldest reason in the book: Folks were getting swindled. In this case, it was a group of wily Press Agents in turn of the century Manhattan; […]

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The Friars Foundation Lincoln Awards

Few social organizations can boast a membership as ass-kickingly entertaining as the legendary Friars Club.  I’ve been involved with the Friars since 2007, that’s a 103 years after it first opened its doors in […]

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Friars Icons

Betty White, flanked by two well-lubed bodybuilders, taking stage on a snow white pony? Quentin Tarantino and Uma Thurman slurping champagne from a pair of her six inch Louboutins? Louis C.K. […]

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Missive From Morocco #5 - critical crew

Making television is a high pressure gig.  If you’re in a crucial position, one mistake will have you packing your bags– fired and replaced– before the footage gets downloaded from the camera. The […]

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Missive From Morocco #4 - movie magic

Movie magic… it’s what keeps us seated in front of luminous screens, large and small, for countless hours on end.  When you’re behind the scenes of a large scale production like SpikeTV’s Tut, […]

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The Agony/Ecstasy of a Solo Show

The most disheartening question you will ever hear from an actor friend is  “Will you come see my solo show?” We’ve all cringed in our seats, eyeing the cell phone […]

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Tellin' It Like It Should Be

Discerning what’s real and what’s not in our increasingly byte-sized reality is becoming a savagely challenging task. Add a home address in Hollywood, CA. and it can become downright surrealistic. […]

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The Magic Bowl Part 1

Private Ritual, Public Display There’s no better immersion into the vast canon of classical music than an al fresco, starlit night at the Hollywood Bowl.  It’s a testament to Los […]

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The Woman Who Started It All

She started it all, really; character monologues woven together to form a thematically linked theatrical performance.  She called them ‘monodramas’ and though many of them were comedic, odd regional accents […]

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Homer Kicks It Off

It would be an interesting book, the history of the one-person show.  One can safely surmise that the tradition was around long before Homer, but The Iliad was probably the […]

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Stage vs. Film

There was an awkward moment after the Off-Broadway opening of The Common Air.  The play, which links 6 characters during an airport delay, was written with Robert McCaskill, who also […]

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The Air In Ojai

I did not recognize the 805 area code, but after answering my reliably spotty iPhone, I was surprised to learn it was an equity theater in Ojai, California who wanted […]

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Unfriendly Skies

The pleasure of doing anything on stage is who might be in the audience that night, and I don’t mean celebrities.  Exiting the theater last night, I was greeted by […]

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The Topography of an Audience pt 1

From the stage, it’s never boring figuring out what type of audience you‘re performing for.  Audiences are limitlessly fascinating.  They’re living organisms.  They may act as a whole, but like […]

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The Memory Chip

“How do you remember all those words?” It’s a question civilians often ask of actors.  And the basic answer, save snorting ginkgo biloba on a daily basis, is “brutal repetition”. […]

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You Asked For It

Whenever you produce a play, you can be sure there’ll be a confluence of conspiracies awaiting you prior to opening that will insure the maximum amount of stress and anxiety […]

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My Creative Genius

People often ask me, “How do you do it?  How do you continually create such timelessly inspiring oeuvres of sesquapedalianism?”  I laugh, sometimes to myself, because in truth, there’s really no […]

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Review: Criticising the Critics

There’s nothing quite like being reviewed in the city of Manhattan. Whether it’s art, food, theater or design, the reviewers in this town pride themselves on never being impressed.  They […]

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