Meet Walker Vreeland & From Ship To Shape

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.

Want More?

Twitter: @walkeronradio
Instagram: @walkervreeland
You Tube:

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.

Show Information: 

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


New York New Works Theatre Festival Returns & Accepting Submissions

LOGO_BUG+TYPE-resized-2-1_blkbg (1)I have worn many hats in this festival and the connections I made have been fruitful. Nick Radu’s Imaginary is now in the process of becoming a movie. So this is a great opportunity if you are looking for a platform to get your work seen by industry folks. They are currently accepting submissions through August 15th.
The Broadway panel behind the New York New Works Theatre Festival is once again donating their time to assist aspiring writers!
Approximately 50 writers will be given the opportunity to have their work reviewed by a panel of Broadway Producers, Emmy Award winners, Tony Award winners, and industry professionals at the 199 seat Duke Theatre this coming October.  Submissions are free and the Festival will absorb many of the costs so as to be manageable by the participants. The selection process is all about the talent and EVERY submission is reviewed by at least one Broadway Producer.
The historical performances have covered a large range of experience and have included a piece directed by Jayne Atkinson that is now heading to Broadway, a group where nearly all of the cast members were currently in leading roles ON Broadway, a Broadway revival that had been nominated for six Tony Awards when originally released, and talented writers from all walks of the industry who wanted a shot in front of the right people.
The energy is incredible and the successes have surpassed the team’s wildest expectations.  It truly is a one of a kind event.
Visit for more details!

The panel includes: Gene Fisch, Jr., Lucia Kaiser, Hinton Battle, Larry Freitag, Larry Kaye, Paul Sladkus, Vincent Morano, Lauren Class Schneider, Jana Robbins, Douglas Denoff, Lizebeth Zindel, Christian Cazerez, R. Erin Craig, Cindy Sibilsky, Paula Levine, Stu Sternbach, Michael Barra, Carol Ostrow, Ben Cameron, Brette Goldstein, Craig “MuMs” Grant, Sjon Dowell, Benjamin Simpson, Joseph Longthorne, Matthew Lombardo, Aaron Grant, Stephanie Iscovitz

I Climbed because I Can: Top of the Rock is 66 Flights of Stairs

11022569_10152780748619422_3157911463553821426_nThe Monday after the Climb to the Top of the Rock brings awareness to mind, body and spirit. Yes. This will be a mushy post as I really stepped out of my comfort zone doing this climb.
How so when my life is an open book?
Well, I can talk about theatre and New York City for days on end. I do talk about struggles and how I manage to overcome my fears around them. However, I don’t always talk about my MS. The most you may have heard about it is over the last few months as I raised funds for my Climb with my team, Malini’s MS Busters.
Why do the climb for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society?
1. I don’t see myself as suffering so by speaking about it, I’ve taken control of the disease in my mind. I’m not MS.
2. When I got laid off last year and lost my health insurance, I made three calls: my husband, my best friend and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. I had to make sure I was able to get my meds. They took care of me so the disease wouldn’t progress and ravage my body.
3. I’m intrinsically lazy (I know that sounds strange) so doing anything strenuous sounds like a bad idea. However, climbing 66 flights of the beautiful Rockafeller Center just seemed really cool and the challenge I needed to keep my spirit strong.
My results:
  • Built a team of 6 climbers;
  • Raised $8,024.00; and
  • I climbed 66 flights of Rock in 27:37
My kudos:
  • Olivia, Mike, Heather, Daniel and Dena/Amanda for being on my team;
  • to my wonderful and loving family;
  • to my team of specialists who made sure I was ready for this climb;
  • to LT 120 and the Momentum Family;
  • Michael Providence and Derek Straat; and
  • to all our supporters.
Final thoughts:
  • Space then thinning of air then breeze then  bright light.
  • Having a full conversation while climbing with your best galpal, Mandy, passes the time.
  • Experiencing this beautiful skyline after climbing 66 flights is hella awesome.
  • Mr. G and I had a moment. Though he didn’t so love that I grew up watching him on TV. He gave me a hug and there’s a pic floating around of us somewhere.
Thank you and onward!
Keeping It Real,
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In Gratitude


The city is quiet and thoughtful today. Respectful. Reflective.

Beneath the buildings, the grit, the bawdiness lies bedrock.  Billions of years old.  The core of the city and earth.

Under the surliness, sass, the crassness lies humility,  compassion,  allegiance.

A dichotomy.
A paradox.
New York City.

My hometown.