“An actor is at his best a kind of unfrocked priest who, for an hour or two, can call on heaven and hell to mesmerize a group of innocents.” – Alec Guinness
Acting has meant many things to me. It has been my way of exploring the human condition, my means of reconstructing myself, an avenue to keep my wonder for life alive, and an arena for the exercise of empathy. The actor is a storyteller who brings alive myths both modern and classic before the eyes of the gathered community. On the stage I have had the honor of performing the stories of Shakespeare, Sam Shepard, Harold Pinter, Anton Chekhov, Neil LaBute, Henrick Ibsen,Will Eno, and Goethe, to name but a few. My most recent work in the SF Bay Area includes Heisenberg in Michael Frayn’s Copenhagen for Stanford Theatre, Medvedenko in Chekhov’s The Seagull at Marin Theatre, Lord Burliegh in Schiller’s Mary Stuart at Shotgun Players and Carter in Neil LaBute’s Fat Pig at Aurora Theatre.
As an actor for the camera, I have worked on national TV shows, in Feature films and on a number of Independent Film projects. I’ve worked on Network television in shows such as Lost and Trauma. In Hawaii I was part of the PBS documentary The Life and Times of Jack Hall.
I have also written and performed a number of solo performance pieces. My work Coincidence was commissioned by Out North Theatre in Alaska and presented as part of their Under 30 program. My piece Exit Exorcise was originally work-shopped at Juneau’s Perseverance Theatre under Artistic Director Peter Dubois. Conviction, a monologue which explores the fear invoked by a suicide bomber, was presented in New York, Hawaii and at Brown University as part of the Becoming Uncomfortable PSI Conference #11.