we, the invisibles
In the spring I had the honor to be part of the company of the 42nd Humana Festival of New American Plays, at Actor's Theatre of Louisville. Susan Soon He Stanton's play about hotel workers and the lives of immigrants was directed by Damaso Rodriguez, and starred a cast of seven playing almost 100 characters.
Distant Star (2017)
With my dear friends from Caborca, we finally put on a play we'd been working on for nearly 10 years, based on Roberto Bolaño's identically-titled novel. Directed by Shira Milikowsky, we were able to rehearse for several months, culminating in a two-week run at Abrons Arts Center in September.
Click HERE for more details and production photographs.
The Government inspector (2017)
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With Red Bull Theater, at the Duke on 42nd, starring Michael Urie, Mary Testa, Michael McGrath and Arnie Burton, among many many other incredible actors, this is the Off-Broadway premiere of Jeffrey Hatcher's hilarious adaptation of Nikolai Gogol's classic "Revizor"! I play Svetsunov, the police chief.
At Red Bank's TWO RIVER THEATER, the US premiere of Barbara Colio's three-hander about three brothers on the way to see their world-famous dad's last tightrope walk performance. A world-premiere English translation of the play by Maria Alexandria Beech, directed by Lisa Rothe, with Varin Ayala and Gabriel Gutierrez.
After a year or so of readings with my friends Matt Steiner and Stan Richardson of The Representatives, I was very lucky to be part of the cast of VERITAS, a deeply moving story about the trials and persecutions of gay Harvard students in 1920. We performed in the cave at the church of St.George, on 16th Street, for two weeks. Click here for more info about the production from the Representatives themselves, and links to reviews.
Seven Spots on the SUN (2013)
by Martin Zimmerman, directed by KJ Sanchez, at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
Winner of four League of Cincinnati Theatre Awards in 2014, including Best Play, Best Ensemble of a Play, Best Director (KJ Sanchez), and Best Sound Design (Zach Williamson)
I was very lucky to play Father Eugenio in the world premiere of this play with a marvelous cast and creative team.
so go the ghosts of mexico, part one (2013)
by Matthew Paui Olmos, directed by Meiyin Wang, at LaMaMa ETC
I played the Dead Police Chief in this haunting re-imagining of Marisol Valles Garcia's life as a police chief in a small Mexican border town, standing up to the drug cartels.
NYT Critic's pick! Full review here: http://nyti.ms/1fZwfvV
peer GYNT (2012)
by Henrik Ibsen, adapted and directed by David Schweizer, at La Jolla Playhouse and Kansas City Repertory Theater
I played "Conman" Peer, one of the three actors playing Peer Gynt in David's inimitable production that originated with the Actor's Gang and was re-mounted and re-imagined for the road. I got to play many many crazy, delicious characters.
open up, Hadrian (2012)
I played the vituperous and inflated emperor Trajan, father to Hadrian, in this new play by my friends at Caborca.
Arabian Nights (2011)
Mary Zimmerman's amazing adaptation played at Berkeley Rep and Arena Stage, and I was lucky enough to play the Clarinetist in the ensemble-based storytelling extravaganza.