Josh Rivedal Returns with The Gospel According to Josh for an Off-Broadway Run

Back in August of 2013, Josh was awaiting the print version of his book, The Gospel According to Josh: A 28 Year Gentile Bar Mitzvah (based on his one man show). He asked me to join his team to promote the book. When I finally read it, I was so moved and was excited about seeing … Continue reading Josh Rivedal Returns with The Gospel According to Josh for an Off-Broadway Run

The Left Out Festival Closes, Alan Semerdjian, Pieces Extended

I had a moment today when I realized that I need to stop complicating everything. I always want everything to go off smoothly but if I am in my own way, I just slow everything down. Since the last week, which now includes a second loss, I am seeing just how important it is that … Continue reading The Left Out Festival Closes, Alan Semerdjian, Pieces Extended

“Everyone has a role to play.”

That's what Ian's uncle said to us on Saturday when we visited his grandfather. It's easy for me to forget the many roles I play because I always want to best in whatever I'm doing. Ian's uncle repeated that line again on Tuesday at Grandpa George's wake.  We were the grandchildren, the sons and daughters-in-laws, the nephews and … Continue reading “Everyone has a role to play.”

The Sin Eater by Michael Bettencourt, Directed by Elfin Frederick Vogel

I've been spending a lot of time down on the Lower East Side. I like my theatre gritty and dark. That's what I got when I saw The Sin Eater. I've discussed deep thoughts in past blogs. So here are some thoughts on last night's powerful performance: Redemption is a tough pill to swallow especially … Continue reading The Sin Eater by Michael Bettencourt, Directed by Elfin Frederick Vogel

A Snowfall in Berlin by Don Nigro; Directed by Shaun Peknic

Ian and I hadn't been in La Tea together since 2002. That's a long time and we have come a long way. We were both on the production team of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead and it was great. I remember it being a long run which wasn't too common for independent theatre. We both … Continue reading A Snowfall in Berlin by Don Nigro; Directed by Shaun Peknic