In March 2018 I returned to PianoFight for another round of The Music/Scene, an immersive event that fuses theatre and indie music performances. In this round, I directed playwright Gabriel Lief Bellman’s script Flo.
FLO: Janice Rumschlag
SEYMOUR: John Ferreira
MARSHA: Khela Campos
JANE: Kaitlyn Ortega
The Music/Scene was produced by Sara Judge and Megan Cohen at PianoFight in San Francisco, CA. The show opened March 5th, 2018.
In March 2018, I will direct John Logan’s RED for Bread & Butter Theatre.
Master abstract expressionist Mark Rothko has just landed the biggest commission in the history of modern art, a series of murals for New York’s famed Four Seasons Restaurant. In the two fascinating years that follow, Rothko works feverishly with his young assistant, Ken, in his studio on the Bowery. But when Ken gains the confidence to challenge him, Rothko faces the agonizing possibility that his crowning achievement could also become his undoing. Raw and provocative, RED is a searing portrait of an artist’s ambition and vulnerability as he tries to create a definitive work for an extraordinary setting.
Red was nominated seven Tony Awards, winning the 2010 Tony for Best Play.
Runs March 23-31st at the Phoenix Theatre in San Francisco
Bruce Avery as Rothko
Nick Moore as Ken
Set design by: Giulio Cesare Perrone
It was a pleasure to shoot and edit the trailer for this upcoming production of The Mariner from Third Cloud From the Left! It’s a beautiful and haunting piece, and the intimate staging allows the actors to work with nuance and sensitivity normally reserved for the screen.
I will be appearing in Inferno Theatre Company’s production of Dracula in October-November 2017.
With DRACULA we bring you a Gothic romance reimagined through the lens of fear and fascination for the primordial mysteries that surround us — blood, death, love, and fear of the foreigner who brings the ultimate epidemic.
A common purpose and love empower a society to overcome this bloody epidemic and defeat Dracula, the supreme outsider bent on controlling society.
The play unfolds through live music, compelling physical theater, dance, and magic spells, to guide the audience on a journey of primeval instinct and dangerous love.
DRACULA opens October 26, and plays on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings through November 18th at the Brooklyn Preserve: 1433 12th Ave., Oakland, CA 94606. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evening performances begin at 8 pm. Sundayperformances begin at 7pm. A special performance event and after party will be held on Halloween night, October 31st, beginning at 8 pm.
More info: www.infernotheatre.org and on Facebook: Inferno Theatre Company
My short play will be performed as part of the immersive theatrical event, The Music/Scene.
PianoFight’s Music/Scene is a collaboration between local San Francisco songwriters, playwrights, and over 30 theater artists to create a one of a kind immersive theatrical experience. Set in a live music show happening all around you, musicians light up the stage, characters come to life, and drama unfolds in this one of a kind mixed-form story telling.
Seven Playwrights: Gabriel Leif Bellman, Stuart Bousel, Donna Mae Foronda, Bill Hyatt, Meghan Kathleen O’Connor, Christine Keating, and Lana Palmer.
Six Songwriters: ContainHer, Julie Dillon, Marcus Ghiasi of Your Fearless Leader, Kris Hauch of Norway House, Sara Judge, and JJ Shultz.
Six Songs, Six Scenes, One immersive show, with more than a few suprises!
Tickets available at Eventbrite.
‘Dreamers’ was performed in Playwrights’ Center of San Francisco 24 hour play festival, July 2017.
Cast: Sara Judge, Kevin F. Adler, Janice Rumschlag
Directed by: Tatiana Gelfand
Produced by: Bill Hyatt and Bridgette Dutta Portman
I was honored to take part in a reading of Double Falsehood for the Humanities West program ‘Shakespeare & Cervantes’.
I performed selections of Double Falsehood, thought to be a missing play of Shakespeare’s influenced by the Cardenio story in Don Quixote.
I’m thrilled to be working with Bread & Butter Theatre Company as a co-director, composer, and actor (Phebe) for Shakespeare’s As You Like It.
We perform July 22nd, 23rd, 29th and 30th in Santa Rosa (Sonoma) and August 8th and 9th in Point Reyes. See breadandbuttertheatre.com for details!