Name: Walker Vreeland
What is your current project? From Ship to Shape
Where are you performing your show and why is it a good fit for your production?
The Studio Theatre at Theatre Row. It’s a perfect fit because it’s a small intimate space: ideal for a candid, confessional autobiographical monologue about mental illness. Also, who wants to think about ‘projecting’ while they’re having a nervous breakdown on stage?
What’s next for you?
A mini-tour of From Ship to Shape and then hopefully, an extended Off-Broadway run.
What is the name of the last show you saw?
Any advice for your peers?
Create your own work and get clear about who you are and the kind of work you want to do. There’s nothing more empowering for a performing artist than to have autonomy over your work, and to feel like your professional trajectory is intentional and purposeful as opposed to arbitrary. Of course it’s easier said than done, but instead of seeking validation from an external source, validate yourself with your own passion projects and the destiny that YOU are creating. Also, try to keep it all in perspective. Remember: you’re not dead.
Walker Vreeland is an award-winning radio personality, producer, writer, actor, singer and voice over artist. As a radio personality, he is best known for having hosted The Afternoon Show on 102.5 WBAZ-FM in The Hamptons, and as the creator and host of the podcast Interview with the Artist where he has interviewed such stars as Cyndi Lauper, Joy Behar, Betty Buckley, David Brenner, Sally Struthers, James Frey, Paula Poundstone, Cheech Marin, Sandra Bernhard and Jane Krakowski. He’s also been heard on 92.9 & 96.9 WEHM on Long Island, 103.9 WFAS in Westchester, NY, 96.7 ‘The Coast’ in Norwalk, CT and WEBE 108 in Bridgeport, CT. As an actor and singer, Walker has worked extensively in theater, film and television. Off-Broadway: From Ship to Shape (United Solo Theater Festival). Other New York theater credits include: Little Women (workshop w/ Deborah Gibson & Elaine Stritch), The Other Dorothy, Erostratus, Just So Stories (Theaterworks USA) and the award-winning musical revue Our Life & Times (Winner of 1999 MAC and Bistro Awards). Regional: From Ship to Shape (New Works Festival at Bay Street Theater), Arthur’s Christmas (The Vineyard Playhouse). Touring: From Ship to Shape, A Christmas Carol, Phantom, Just So Stories. He’s been featured on MTV and VH1, and his films include: Sex Farce, Thinking Out Loud, and A Beautiful Mind. Graduate of Walnut Hill School for the Arts, New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and Connecticut School of Broadcasting. From 2013 to 2016, Walker was voted #1 Personality in the Hamptons (Platinum Award) by Dan’s Papers.
WHEN: Saturday, September 30 at 2pm – SOLD OUT
Monday, October 2 at 9pm – SOLD OUT
Wednesday, October 4 at 9pm
WHERE: United Solo Theatre Festival
The Studio Theatre at Theatre Row
410 W 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036
***When purchasing tickets via telecharge, please provide: the FESTIVAL name (United Solo Theatre Festival), and the specific DAY and TIME of FROM SHIP TO SHAPE: Wednesday, Oct 4 at 9pm