4.5.14Queen of the Night is still running strong, and I'll be performing in it until May 25th, so get your tickets asap. Here are some nice reviews/articles about Queen: NY Times, Time Out New York, Vulture, Hollywood Reporter, and Entertainment Weekly. Queen of the Night performs at the Diamond Horseshoe Club at the Paramount Hotel on 46th St. btwn 7th and 8th Aves.
1.6.14Good god it's the New Year already. I swear I've been active since late summer, but now that previews have begun, I can share what has kept me busy all theses months. Queen of the Night is a multidisciplinary theatrical event running for six weeks at the Diamond Horsehoe club in the Paramount Hotel on 46th St. btwn 7th and 8th Aves. Tickets start at $125. For updates regarding the show, or any possible discounts, join my facebook page, or follow me on twitter.
7.25.13We've had four shows. We've had four sold-out houses. This weekend, tonight thru Sunday July 28th, get your tickets in advnace for Party in the USA, written by David McGee and directed by Joshua William Gelb. At the Incubator Arts Project, 2nd Ave @ 10th St., all shows at 8pm. Just a reminder: I play all the Germen men.
6.20.13Summer is heating up, and I can't stop moving. Requiem for Black Marie is entering it's final weekend, tonight through Sunday at the Incubator Arts Project, 8pm. Buy your tickets here, or just show up the door. We'd love to see you.
Coming up next, I'll be performing with The Civilians in Be the Death of Me, "an installation performance piece that offers the audience intimate encounters with matters of life and death in New York City." Shows are June 28th & 29th // 8pm // at the Irondale Center // 85 South Oxford Street, Brooklyn. Tickets are available here.
Then, as we move into July, and really wish we live in a city without the kind of humidity that we get, I'll be back at the Incubator to work with old friends on Party in the USA, written by David McGee and directed by Joshua William Gelb. I play all the German men. We perform July 19th - 28th @ 8pm. Tickets are available here.
5.28.13Happy Memorial Day y'all. I've got a few nuggets of entertainment lined up for you, so if you're game, please make your way. First up, Animals is presenting a piece as a part of Fresh Ground Pepper's 5th annual Toobie Awards. This Thursday, May 30th @ 7pm, at The Green Building - 452 Union St, Brooklyn. $5 suggested donation or $25 with an open bar. No reservation required.
Then in June, I'll be performing in Sara Farrington's Requiem for Black Marie, directed by Shannon Sindelar, at the Incubator Arts Project, June 13th - June 23rd. All shows are Thurs - Sun @ 8pm, with an additional show Tues June 18th @ 8pm. Tickets are $18 ($14 for students) and available here.
And then, as we really dig our heels into summer, this July I'll be performing again at the Incubator in David McGee's Party in the USA, directed by Joshua William Gelb. I'll be playing all the German men.
4.13.13These many reviewers can't all be wrong. Time Out NY, Backstage, Blog Critics, and NY Theatre Wire all agree, Witness Relocation's Eterniday by Chuck Mee is pretty out of this world. 6 more chances to see us perform: Thursdays - Saturday @ 7:30pm, Sunday @ 2:30pm til April 21st at La MaMa E.T.C.. Tickets available here.
3.31.13I hope you've been holding up alright. I've been deep in rehearsals for Witness Relocation's newest monster, the world premiere of Chuck Mee's new play Eterniday. We go up this Thursday at La MaMa E.T.C. and run for three weeks. Thurs Apr 4th - Sat Apr 20th at 7:30pm, with two additional Sunday matinees - Apr 7th & 21st at 2:30pm. If you're coming the first week, use the promo code CHUCK for cheaper tickets. Tickets available here.
3.9.13Thanks to everybody who made it out to Animals' "Backstage at Horror Drag" last month. You screamed, you laughed, you felt deeply uncomfortable. Our job is done. Coming up, with Witness Relocation, I'm back in the rehearsal room for Chuck Mee's new play Eterniday. We'll be putting this up at La MaMa E.T.C. in the month of April. More info with exact dates and tickets soon.
Also, keep an eye out for an animated short film from the nonprofit Water for People for whom I did some voice over work. This is a great organization rethinking how to get clean and safe water for people all over the world.
2.18.13Did you get your tickets yet? This week! Animals are putting up "Backstage at Horror Drag" with more blood, more horror, more ballchildren. This Thurs Feb 21st - Sun Feb 24th @ 8pm // Incubator Arts Upstairs at St. Mark's Church // 131 E 10th St @ 2nd Ave // $18 tix ($14 for students) available here. Don't miss it.
2.5.13Animals are back at the Incubator this month, remounting "Backstage at Horror Drag." Thurs Feb 21st - Sun Feb 24th // 8pm // Upstairs at St. Mark's Church // 131 E 10th St @ 2nd Ave // $18 tix ($14 for students) available here.
But before the remount, you should come out to Dixon Place this Friday night Feb 8th to see Animals being awarded the first ever Tom Murrin Performance Award! Celebrating the life and work of Tom Murrin (aka the Alien Comic), this award will be presented by Steve Buscemi. I unfortunately will not be there, as I will be in a plane headed back to New York from Los Angeles, but please go in my stead. Dixon Place // 161 Chrystie St btwn Rivington and Delancey // Fri Feb 8th // 9pm // free admission.
12.1.12Happy December everyone. It's the older we get when we become increasingly incredulous at the speed of time, yes? Well, no time to worry about that. Let's talk shop.
Two things in December 2012 to which you should come. And they're back-to-back! You should just sleep over on Friday night. Up first, Isaac Oliver's Lonely Christmas, Fri Dec 7th, at Ars Nova, 511 W54th St @ 10th Ave. Tickets are $15 and available online. I think I'm playing Joseph, as in Mary and Joseph, but I haven't received a script yet. Isaac Oliver is a talented writer and performer, but don't tell him I told you.
And then at 5pm on Sat Dec 8th, The Cocktail Weenies are back with a brand new The Art of the Tequila Cocktail Class! We'll be sharing recipes of 5 classic tequila and mezcal cocktails, while teaching folks how to make them with craft, confidence, and showmanship. Participants will consume said cocktails, then unwind and imbibe with a large party-style tequila punch, perfect for hosting large groups of people. We'll be putting on our class at Sycamore Bar & Flowershop, 1118 Cortelyou Rd, btwn Stratford and Westminster, in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn. Tickets are $30 and are available online. Recipe booklets and complementary snacks provided.
11.11.12We're at the end. The Animals are presenting our full length "Backstage at Horror Drag," as a part of the Incubator's Short Form series this week. Join me, Glenn Ghoulet, at Chez Ghoulet, aka, The Upstairs Theater in St. Marks Church, on the corner of 2nd Ave and 10th St. Thurs Nov 15th - Sat Nov 17th at 8pm. Tickets are $12 if you order online, or they're $15 at the door.
And then, once our stomachs are fat with turkey, cranberry sauce, and sweet potatoes, join Dave McGee and Co. for our THIRD ANNUAL Thanksgiving! A! Pageant! This year, we will have one performance, Thurs Nov 29th at 8pm at Ars Nova, 511 W54th St @ 10th Ave. Tickets are $12, available online, and we highly encourage purchasing your tickets ahead of time, as we'll most likely sell out. I will again be reprising my roles as Miles Standish and Christopher Columbus.
8.24.12There's been blood. There's been glitter. There's been pistachio shells and damp facial tissue. This Saturday, August 25th at 10pm, Animals is putting up the forth and final installment of "Backstage at Horror Drag," as a part of the Incubator's Short Form series. Downstairs at St. Marks Church, in the Parish Hall, on the corner of 2nd Ave and 10th St. Tickets are $6 and are available at the door. Make sure to like us on the Animals' facebook page.
Next week, Witness Relocation will be once again remounting I'm Going To Make A Small Incision Behind Your Ear To Check And See If You're Actually Human, as a part of CityParks Summer Stage. Shows are Tues-Thurs, 8pm, at the East River Bandshell. No tickets needed, just show on up!
7.24.12If you haven't been coming out to "Backstage at Horror Drag," you are seriously missing out. Animals is putting up the third installment of "Backstage..." as a part of the Incubator's Short Form series this Saturday, July 28th. Downstairs at St. Marks Church, in the Parish Hall, on the corner of 2nd Ave and 10th St. Tickets are $6 and are available at the door. Check out the Animals' facebook page, and like us or love us.
6.26.12"Backstage at Horror Drag" is back. Animals will be screening a documentary of the origins of Horror Drag as the second installment of the Incubator's Short Form series this summer. Saturday, June 30th, downstairs at St. Marks Church, in the Parish Hall, on the corner of 2nd Ave and 10th St. Tickets are $6 and are available at the door.
Also, check out the theater page for pictures from the The Odyssey Project in Flushing Meadows Park last month!
5.24.12This Saturday, May 26th, there are two opportunities to catch me in action. First, at 1pm, meet me in Flushing Meadows Park in Queens, as I perform in the The Odyssey Project. The show is free, just click on the website for specific directions and instructions. Get a nice lunch in Flushing's Chinatown afterwards.
Then at 10pm I will become my inner-animal. With the Animals, I will be performing in the Incubator's Short Form series this summer. This weekend it's "Backstage at Horror Drag." Downstairs at St. Marks Church, in the Parish Hall, on the corner of 2nd Ave and 10th St. Tickets are $6 and are available at the door.
5.7.12I'm here I'm here! I've been busy travelling the country for a new project that is top-secret, but I cannot wait to have something ready to show you guys. But, in the meantime, a few updates on other projects...
This month I'll be joining the ensemble of The Odyssey Project in Flushing Meadows Park in Queens. I will be performing Saturday May 19th and Saturday May 26th. Exact times and locations with directions will be posted soon.
Mike Mikos and I are Cocktail Weenies! For the past few months, Mike and I have been creating and executing a sort of "Cocktail Show" in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn at Sycamore Bar & Flowershop. Tickets have gone on sale for The Art of the Tequila Cocktail, on Saturday June 9th at 5pm. Participants will learn about tequilas, mezcals and get hands-on experience in the creation of cocktails (which will be happily consumed). Harnessing the Brooklyn DIY spirit and celebrating the home bartender, our cocktail courses are a hell of a lot of fun. Tickets are $45, which includes all the cocktails as well as an end-of-class party-style punch, take-home recipe booklets, and complimentary snacks. You can purchase them on Brown Paper Tickets.
Season 2 of Gay's Anatomy is still going strong. Four episodes are up, with a few more on the way. Mark Weston getting married? What?
And check back soon to hear about Wil's newest collaboration with downtown theater-makers, Animals.
2.16.12Thank you for your patience. But Season 2 of Gay's Anatomy is finally here. We will drop new episodes every two weeks, so be sure to keep checking in. You can also check out our season by subscribing to us on YouTube.
12.31.11Happy New Year's Eve! Let's celebrate 2012 with a remount of Witness Relocation's I'm Going To Make A Small Incision Behind Your Ear To Check And See If You're Actually Human, at Dance New Amsterdam. We'll be performing as part of APAP, right in the middle of January Madness in New York. Shows are Thurs and Fri Jan 5 and 6, and Thurs - Sat Jan 12-14, all shows at 8pm. DNA is located at 280 Broadway on the 2nd Floor (entrance on Chambers). Tickets are $12-$17, and can be purchased here.
11.5.11It's that time of year again. Please make your preparations to be in attendance for Thanksgiving! A! Pageant! written and directed by David McGee. I will reprise my roles as Christopher Columbus and Miles Standish. Sun Nov 20th - Wed Nov 23rd, all shows at 8pm, special super-drunken performance Wed Nov 23rd at 10pm. All showings in the White Box Theater at 440 Studios, located at 440 Lafayette St. (just south of Astor Place). Tickets are $10, but include a lot of free wine. Email HellYeahThanksgiving@gmail.com for reservations (recommended).
10.18.11This Saturday, Oct. 22nd, Dan Safer, Sam Pinkleton, Kourtney Rutherford, and I will be performing in Villa Gillet's "Walls & Bridges" Symposium - Playing with Cinema/American Performers Experiment with French Films, at the Invisble Dog Arts Center. The performance begins at 6:30pm, and more information is available here.
10.11.11If you find yourself in or around Princeton, NJ this week, or just want an excuse to escape the city and see some actual fall foliage, come check out Witness Relocation as we remount I'm Going To Make A Small Incision Behind Your Ear To Check And See If You're Actually Human. We perform this Thursday and Friday, Oct 13th and 14th at 8pm, at the Marie and Edward Matthews '53 Acting Studio, Lewis Center for the Arts, 185 Nassau Street in Princeton NJ. Tickets are $12, $10 for students and seniors. You can make reservations by calling University Ticketing at 609.258.9220. More information available here.
The Verizon Wireless internet commerical I shot is live! Check out on YouTube. Also, the short movie Eine Million I shot before leaving for Abu Dhabi is finished! I'll try and put it directly on my site, but in the meantime, please enjoy it on Vimeo.
6.6.11Please join me next weekend on the Highline in New York, for a site-specific outdoor performance piece based on the Odyssey. For exact times and location please check our website. There are no reservations, and the piece is free.
Last week I booked an internet commercial for Verizon Wireless! I'll post the clip as soon as I get it.
5.5.11Happy Cinco de Mayo! It's finally getting warm in New York, and it's about time. Since returning from the United Arab Emirates, I have been auditioning, biking, and praying for some warm weather. Theater Mitu's production of Chaos, on the shore of the Arabian Gulf was beautiful. Check the theater page for production stills of that, as well as a beautiful shot from The Panic Show in Brest, France. Gay's Anatomy has begun shooting; we've shot two episodes and hope to bring you a full 10 episode season 2! I'll let you know when they are about to drop.
And Witness Relocation has a few things up its sleeve for the rest of the year. More on that later. Felicidades!
1.27.11Hello from arid Abu Dhabi! I've temporarily left the freezing tundra of New York to work with Theater Mitu, in association with NYU Abu Dhabi, in creating a new theater piece called Chaos. We began rehearsals a few days ago, and I'm incredibly excited to be here, and to work with this renowned theater company. We will be performing this piece outdoors, on the beach of the Arabian Gulf, just through Gate 6 off the Corniche boardwalk in Abu Dhabi. Our show will perform March 2nd - 5th at 8pm.
And once I come back to New York, I will be working on TWO webseries. Gay's Anatomy will shoot a second season! Thank you everyone who has supported this project. If you'd like to make a donation to our kickstarter campaign, please click here.
1.10.11Happy New Year! In just 12 days, I'll be flying to Abu Dhabi for six weeks with Theater Mitu! We will be creating a new piece entitled Chaos, based on short stories of Luigi Pirandello, the film Kaos by the Taviani Brothers, and the dance piece Kaos by Martha Clarke. I can't wait to update from the Middle East!
Also, I'll be producing and acting in a new webseries this year. We're in the beginning stages, but keep your eyes peeled.
12.25.10Merry Christmas! Well, 2010 was an incredibly fruitful year. With the Witness Relocation I toured the Panic Show to France, performed in the US premiere of Toshiki Okada's 5 Days in March at La MaMa E.T.C., and co-created I'm Going To Make A Small Incision Behind Your Ear To Check And See If You're Actually Human, at The Bushwick Starr. Check out the reviews for ...Incision... from the New York Times and Village Voice. Also, I shot commercials for Scottrade and Cisco Systems, and appeared in Kaz Phillips Safer's short film "Jolly Friends Forever More," produced by Cat Bird Pictures. And, I will be joining the Screen Actors Guild in January!
Also, don't forget to come out for The Witness Relocation's new show I'm Going To Make A Small Incision Behind Your Ear To Check And See If You're Actually Human, at The Bushwick Starr. Now til Sat Dec 18th!
12.2.10Next week, The Witness Relocation will debut our brand new piece, titled I'm Going To Make A Small Incision Behind Your Ear To Check And See If You're Actually Human, at The Bushwick Starr, located at 207 Starr St. in Brooklyn. Tickets are $15 and available on Brown Paper Tickets but order before 12.5 and they are only $12. Previews Mon and Tues Dec 6th and 7th, and we run Wed - Sat Dec 8th - 18th. All shows 8pm.
11.11.10In just a couple of weeks I will be performing the roles of Christopher Columbus and Miles Standish in David McGee's Thanksgiving! A! Pageant!. Monday Nov. 22nd - Wed Nov. 24th @ 8pm, with an additional 9:30pm showing on Wed Nov 24th. All showings in the White Box Theater at 440 Studios, located at 440 Lafayette St. (just south of Astor Place). Tickets are free but please give us $5. Reserve at HellYeahThanksgiving@gmail.com
10.4.10Hey folks, if you're around this Tuesday, The Witness Relocation is putting on a reading of Esteve Soler's Against Progress, as a part of the CUNY Prelude Festival: Spotlight Catalonia. The reading will take place Tuesday October 5th at 7pm at La MaMa located at 74A E. 4th St, in the first floor theater. No reservations are required and it's free.
The Witness Relocation is about to head back into the rehearsal room for a new project to premiere during our residency at The Bushwick Starr in December. I'll keep you posted as to the development of these new projects. Happy Labor Day!
8.16.10This month, there are two opportunities to see me perform, and they both are as free as air. This Thursday, I will be in a reading of David McGee's newest play, All the Luck, directed by Deena Selenow. Thursday, August 19th, 7:30pm in the Blackbox Theater of 440 Studios, located at 440 Lafayette St. (just south of Astor Place) in New York City. It's totally free, just show on up.
Also, the Witness Relocation is one week away from remounting Five Days in March for Summerstage! The show will be performed Monday and Tuesday, August 23rd and 24th at 8pm in the bandshell of the East River Park in Manhattan. Also free, no reservations are required. For directions and more information about Summerstage please visit this link.
7.6.10I hope everyone had a great holiday weekend. Next up is a reading of a new play, Babyfat, or Skinnybaby by Ryan James Caldwell, directed by Stephen Brackett. It goes up Monday, July 12th @ 7:30pm at Dixon Place, loacted at 161A Chrystie St. (Between Rivington & Delancey) in New York City. Tickets are $10 and are available through this link.
6.25.10Happy summer everyone. May was an incredibly busy month, The Witness Relocation production of Toshiki Okada's 5 Days in March was a hit, garnering glowing reviews from The New York Times, Culturebot, Time Out New York, and The Village Voice. For those who missed it, we will be performing an outdoor version of Five Days in March in the East River bandshell in August. More news on that soon.
The feature film "Ties" I shot last summer has finally launched its website. It is currently in post-production, and we hope to screen it in New York later this year.
Also, last night I checked out the NY sneak peak of The Imperialists are Still Alive!, an excellent movie written/directed by Zeina Durra which just debuted at Sundance! A few members of the Witness Relocation, including yours truly, star in a scene with the two main characters, as they see some hilarious avant garde environmental dance. If this movie makes it to NY, run to see it. I shake a tree!
4.24.10I promise I work with other theater companies. I just like this one very much. The Witness Relocation is about to open the English language premiere of reknowned Japanese playwright Toshiki Okada's 5 Days in March at La MaMa E.T.C.'s Annex Theater, located at 74 E 4th St. between 2nd Ave and Bowery. We run May 6th-23rd, Thurs-Sat @ 7:30, Sun 5.9 and 5.23 @ 2:30, and with an additional Sat matinee show on 5.22 @ 2:30pm. Tickets are $25, student/senior tickets available at $20. Visit the La MaMa website, or call 212.475.7710.
Come on out for a few readings I'm doing at New York Theatre Workshop. Deena Selenow directs two one-acts and a monologue written by David McGee on Thursday, April 8th, 7pm, at the 3rd floor Studio of NYTW, 79 E 4th St. between 2nd Ave and Bowery. It's free and no reservations are required.
Also, the Witness Relocation has hopped back in the rehearsal room for the New York/English Translation Premiere of Toshiki Okada's 5 Days in March. We will perform May 6th-23rd at La MaMa E.T.C.'s Annex Theater, located at 74 E 4th St. between 2nd Ave and Bowery (right across the street from NYTW). More info regarding tickets coming soon.
2.28.10Bonjour from rainy Brest, France! The Witness Relocation just landed in Brittany to perform The Panic Show at Le Quartz/Festival Anticodes. We are one of 22 international acts performing in Brest, with numerous other artists performing in Paris and Lyon as a part of the tri-city Festival Anticodes. We will be performing at the Le Quartz complex, Scene Nationale de Brest, Square Beethoven, 60, rue du Chateau. Our performance times are Wed. May 3rd @ 7pm, Thurs. May 4th @ 7pm, Fri. May 5th @ 6pm, and Sat. May 6th @4pm. Tickets are just 8 euro!
Also be sure to check out the theater page for newly uploaded photos from The Picture of Dorian Gray.
2.17.10Hello from sunny Los Angeles! I just wrapped up shooting a commercial for Scottrade. It was directed by Academy-Award winner Barry Levinson!
In a few weeks the Witness Relocation is headed to France. The Panic Show will be playing in Le Quartz/Festival Anticodes in Brest, France March 3rd - 6th. Tickets are 8 euro. If you're Europe-bound, come check us out!
1.27.10The Picture of Dorian Gray has gone up, and the houses have been packed! Get your tickets before Feb 6th!
Witness Relocation has been asked to do a reading of Toshiki Okada's 5 Days in March for NYU's annual hotINK Festival. We'll be performing this Sunday, January 31st at 7pm, in the Abe Burrows Theater, NYU Tisch School of the Arts, 721 Broadway, 1st floor. Tickets are free, and available on Smarttix.
1.5.10Happy New Year! If you missed Witness Relocation's I'm Too Close to This Monster (or, The Panic Show) last November, you can catch an excerpt this Thursday. We are performing 15 minutes as a part of APAP, this Thursday night, 1.7.10, 10:10pm, at Dance New Amsterdam,, 280 Broadway, 2nd Floor (entrance on Chambers). It's free, and no reservations are required.
Press releases have gone out for The Picture of Dorian Gray, and you can read more about the show on Broadway World and TheaterMania. The play runs January 21st through February 6th, Mondays at 8pm, Tuesdays at 7pm, Wednesdays through Fridays at 8pm, and Saturdays at 2pm &8pm at Theatre Row's Kirk Theatre, 410 West 42nd Street. Tickets are $18 and can be reserved by calling Ticket Central at 212-279-4200 or online.
12.21.09I just booked and shot an industrial for AstraZeneca in Wilmington, Delaware. It's not a public project, but it was a very good gig.
Next up, I was cast as the title role in The Picture of Dorian Gray, adapted from the Oscar Wilde novel by Daniel Mitura, and directed by Henning Hegland. It will be going up at Theatre Row Studios in January and February! More info on that soon.
11.20.09Did you know you can become a fan on Facebook? For you folks on the FB, click on the link for up-to-date news about shows and projects.
11.19.09I'm Too Close to This Monster (or, The Panic Show) opens tonight! It runs this weekend, November 19th-22nd at Dance New Amsterdam. $10 rush tickets are available an hour before the show (7pm Thurs-Sat, 2pm Sun), and for those unable to make it, the Sunday 3pm performance will be streamed live on the DNA website.
10.19.09In addition to The Panic Show being performed at DNA in November, the Witness Relocation will be rocking out for the soul-punk orchestra the WORLD/INFERNO Friendship Society for their HALLOWMAS 2009 show at the Grand Ballroom!
We'll be performing a version of Panic as one of the opening acts for their show on Oct. 31st. at 8pm. Tickets are $25 and available at Ticketmaster. The Manhattan Center Grand Ballroom is located at 311 W. 34th St., between 8th and 9th Aves.
10.6.09 Bumbershoot rocked! The Seattle Times said of the show "This is cutting-edge stuff. But it's blessedly user-friendly." The Witness Relocation is back in New York, and we're about the head back in the rehearsal room to remount and extend the Panic Show, which will be presented as a part of Splice at Dance New Amsterdam, 280 Broadway, 2nd Floor (entrance on Chambers) November 19th - 22nd, Thurs - Sat @ 8pm, Sun @ 3pm. Tickets are $17 and are available here.
Check out the film, tv, commercial & web page for some new bits: my scene from Rising Up (The Story of the Zombie Rights Movement) is now posted as well as some other voiceover projects.
8.28.09 Heading to the West Coast! Witness Relocation is heading to the Seattle and Portland to tour The Panic Show. In Seattle, we are on P.S. 122's bill of dance and performance at the Bumbershoot Festival. Come check us out on Sept. 5th and 6th, 6pm, in the Bagley Wright Theatre, 155 Mercer St., Seattle, Washington. Click here for tickets.
Then, a special showing of The Panic Show with Hand2Mouth Theatre in Portland. Sept. 7th, time TBA, at Milepost 5, 900 NE 81st St., Portland, Oregon. Check their website for the official time, and tickets.
I've almost finished shooting for Ties, my first full length feature. More information once post-production is wrapped up.
The Panic Show will come to New York in November, so stay tuned.
7.8.09 Things are getting busy.
I just uploaded an updated reel and some photos from a test shoot with Rick Day, feel free to take a look on the other pages.
I will be playing Clitandre, in Moliére's The Misanthrope as a part of the underground zero festival in New York. Show dates and times are Thurs July 16th at 7:30pm, Fri July 17th at 9:30pm, Sat July 18th at 9:30pm, and Sun July 19th at 7:30pm. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased through ovationtix. All shows will take place in the downstairs theater at P.S. 122, which is located at 150 1st Ave. between 9th and 10th Sts. in New York City.
The Witness Relocation is about to get back into the rehearsal room to create a piece tentatively titled The Panic Show. We'll be going to the Bumbershoot Festival in Seattle in early September with it, so if you're from the West Coast come on up! Dates and times for the show are still t.b.a. We'll also be bringing The Panic Show to Dance New Amsterdam in New York in November.
Also, I was cast as Leon, in Ties, a full length film directed by Hugh Mackey. We shoot in August, and I'll post more info when I have it.
6.10.09 I have just begun rehearsals for The Misanthrope by Moliére, which will go up at P.S. 122 this summer as a part of The Underground Zero Festival. It runs July 16th - 19th. More info about times and tickets soon.
Also, that webseries I was working on is about to launch! Check out Gay's Anatomy, the trailer is up now, and Episode One will go up June 18th.
4.12.09Haggadah (or The Passover Show) has closed, and was a hit! The New York Times said the Witness Relocation has "genuine theatrical know-how" and "excellent young performers." We were a pick in Backstage: "Haggadah grabs hold with an enticing playfulness... it's hard to imagine anyone wanting to be excluded from this retelling." And Culturebot called our show a "breakthrough," and that the Witness Relocation "has created what will come to be seen as a seminal work in the history of Jewish theater."
Currently I'm working on a webseries, more info on that once the episodes are ready to be released, and auditioning. Check back soon for more updates!
3.16.09 Spring is in the air, and it's time for the Witness Relocation's next show! Haggadah (or The Passover Show) is the Witness Relocation's take on Passover, The Ten Commandments, Plagues, Cecil B. DeMille, Metallica, and more. Performances are March 20-22, Fri and Sat @ 7:30pm, Sun @ 2:30pm, and March 26-29, Thurs-Sat @ 7:30, Sun @ 2:30pm. Haggadah will be performed at La MaMa's Annex Theater located at 74A E. 4th Street between The Bowery & 2nd Ave. Tickets are $25, but use the discount code MOSES and get them for $18 Get them on the La MaMa website or call the box office at 212.475.7710.
Also, Rising Up: The Story of the Zombie Rights Movement, the mockumentary I shot last November, was accepted into the Boston International Film Festival! The film will be screening at the festival during Session 33 from 9:00pm to 11:30pm on Friday the 24th of April in Boston at the AMC/Loews Cineplex at 175 Tremont St. on Boston Common. Tickets for the session are $10 per person and go on sale starting Monday, March 16th directly online, by calling the AMC/Loews Cineplex at 888.267.4386 or through the box office at 617.482.3900.
And lastly, Gilla Roos Ltd., the print and commercial agency that I have worked with since 2007, has sadly closed its doors after 35 years of business. On a brighter note, Ramona Pitera, the former Head of the On-Camera and Commercial Department, has forged ahead and opened her own agency, Ramona's Model and Talent LLC. More info to follow regarding how to contact for bookings and castings.
2.8.09 The Blue Bird racked up some great reviews! Check out the NY Times and Time Out New York. The Witness Relocation will begin rehearsing the next project, a still untitled Passover show, next week, and it will go up at La MaMa E.T.C. in March 2009. Check back for more details.
12.13.08 Here is the info for The Blue Bird, the Witness Relocation's new show:
The Blue Bird will be performed January 7 to 24, 2009 at Clemente Soto Velez, 107 Suffolk Street, NYC (between Rivington and Delancey). The Blue Bird will play Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm with one 3pm Sunday matinee on January 11th. Tickets are $18 and $12 for students. The box office number is (212) 868-4444 . Online ticketing is available at www.smarttix.com.
Also, Wil is reprising his role as Konishi in The Blue Bird, written by Mikuni Yanaihara, translated by Aya Ogawa and Kameron Steele, directed by Dan Safer with the Witness Relocation Company. It opens early January 2009, and will run at the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center in the Lower East Side.
And Wil also shot his first commercial for the New York Times. It will run in the tri-state area for quite some time.
11.9.08Wil was cast as Peter Merchant, politically active 60's tennis star in Rising Up: The Story of the Zombie Civil Rights Movement, a documentary written and directed by Brendan and Laura O'Brien. Check out the website for more info, and for the future release date.
Also, Wil was cast as Omar in Flight 123, written by Leila Buck and directed by Lauren Keating. It will be a part of The Internationalists' Around the World in 24 Hours, a festival of new plays and translations from across the globe. The festival begins Saturday Nov. 15th at 5pm, and ends on Sunday Nov. 16th at 5pm. Flight 123 will be performed at 10am, Sunday Nov. 16th, at The Space - 300 W 43rd St. on the corner of 8th Ave., 4th floor. There is a suggested donation of $5 which grants access to all of the plays.
Coming up soon, Wil is reprising his role as Carrot Lips, in Alex Timbers' and Les Freres Corbusier's Dance Dance Revolution, loosely based off the video game. Timbers wrote the piece and presented it at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in 2005, and this December it will go up at the Ohio Theatre - 66 Wooster St., between Spring and Broome St. Performances are Tuesdays through Sundays, Dec. 3rd - 20th, all shows 8pm. Tickets are available through Smarttix.
7.15.08Wil was recently cast in MCC's Freshplay Festival as Jared in Apple Vargas' POOF. POOF will perform August 7th and the 9th @ the Peter Jay Sharp Theater, Playwrights Horizons, 416 W. 42nd St. between 9th and 10th Avenues. Tickets are $10, student tickets are $5. To reserve tickets please call (212) 727-7722 ex. 228 and leave a message with your name, number of student and/or adult tickets, the performance you want to attend, and a number at which to reach you.
6.9.08Wil was cast as Ryazan, in TR Warszawa's Macbeth, produced by St. Ann's Warehouse, and performed at the open air Tobacco Warehouse, underneath the Brooklyn Bridge. Performances run Tuesday June 17th until Sunday June 29th, all shows 9pm. Tickets can be acquired through the website or by calling 718.254.8779 or 866.811.4111.
4.23.08Watch Wil every Wednesday on the Warner Bros. web series Viralcom!
2.21.08Wil booked and shot an industrial for a new board game, "X Vs. Y," which hopes to hit the market this fall.
2.06.08Wil is currently working on two workshops and a play in New York. This February and March, come check out any and all of them!
First, a workshop reading of "Captain Overlord's Folly or the Fool's Revenge," written and directed by John Clancy, produced by Clancy Productions and performed at the 6th floor rehearsal studio of the Ohio Theater. The performance is Sunday, February 17th, at 3:30pm, at 64 Wooster St., 6th floor.
Second, a dance theater workshop of a Passover Play, tentatively titled "Blood and Frogs," directed by Dan Safer and created by the Witness Relocation Company. The performance is Tuesday, February 19th, in the evening (7pm) at the Center for Jewish History, 15 W 16th St, near 5th Ave.
Lastly, a run of Ian McWethy's new comedy "Actors are F#%king Stupid," directed by Michael Kimmel and produced by Push Productions. Performances are Wednesday thru Saturday, at 8pm, February 15th - March 15 at the Wild Project, 195 E. 3rd St.
Hope you can come out!