Chris Lysy
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4/1017
And April!  Well, my empty calendar sure didn't last long!  I've auditioned for three plays since Macbeth and been cast three times! I had to turn one down due to a schedule conflict, but still!  I need to go out for more and bigger shows apparently, cause I'm on a hot streak!
First up, is a show called Alone with Friends.  It's a new work and will be getting a workshop production at the Prop Theatre this summer.  My character's name is David and he's another charismatic smooth talker.  I sense I have a type.  I'm eager to get going on this one as it's the one that I know the least about going in.  I'll post here as I learn more.
The other project is a bit more of a know quantity.  I'm going to working with Muse of Fire again this summer!  This time the show is Pericles and I'll be playing Simonides and other ensemble roles.  It's always great to work with Muse and it should be a really fun summer.  As always, the shows are free and in the lovely Evanston out of doors!  
Until we get started, I'm likely going to be laid up from the surgery I just underwent on Wednesday (nothing major, I'll just not be at full strength for the next few weeks or so) but I'll still be out there trying to ride this current hot streak.  Stay tuned here for details!

3/13/17
Macbeth was amazing!  Thank you so much to everyone who came out to see it, I don't think I've ever seen so many friendly faces in the crowd as I did closing weekend of this show!  
Thanks also, the Shakespeare All-Stars for the opportunity and especially our ludicrously talented director, Ellen Cribbs!  Sadly, she's moving away from the Chicago area this summer, but if you want to see her perform here in the Chicagoland area one more time, be sure to click that link from earlier to get you tickets to their one-night-only performance of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)!  It'll also feature two more of our brilliant ladies of the cast Arin Mulvaney and Jill Matel (who blew me away with her Lady Macbeth!  I'm one lucky sap to have gotten to share the stage with her in such a role!).  
I could keep gushing about how happy I was t do this show and how great each and every cast member was (seriously, I couldn't have been luckier to get such a group!), but this update is getting long and I haven't even gotten the chance to recognize two stellar shows I saw that same weekend I closed Macbeth.  
The first was Broken Nose Theatre Co's At the Table.  This was an incredibly smart piece of art, directed by Spenser Davis and starring some of my more of my favorite people, Elise Spoerlin, Benjamin Brownson, and David Weiss that really dragged up a lot of complicated discussions about race, gender, sexuality, and all sorts of other fun-dinnertime talk in such a way that none of the issues felt like they got neatly wrapped up or put away by the end.  I liked that a lot.  The most important thing about this play was that every character felt real and grounded and I cared a great deal about what happened to them.  Plus, the play was really funny, which is always a plus.  It's going to be remounted this summer, so keep your eyes open for it because this run sold out, quick!
The other bit of spectacular I got to see was Circle Theatre Co's Venus in Fur.  This one was literally blocks away from my home and starred a good friend of mine, Zach Livingston (a guy who has, a fight choreographer, made me look far more badass than I have any right to more times than I can recall) so I had absolutely no excuse to miss this one.  I'm glad I didn't.  This play was jaw dropping. Done in the tiny, Heartland Studio space, and started with no announcement or curtain speech, it really felt like we were just watching a cramped, New York office.  This made all the intrusions of magical realism all the more theatrical and the staging made it so there was nowhere for the audience to run when the show really started driving forward.  I've heard of other companies putting this on, and it always seems to be in some big auditorium space.  After seeing this version, I honestly cannot imagine it being done in any other way.  Zach was outstanding and his co-star, Arti Ishak, stunned me with her performance.  
As for me, well, with Macbeth closed, I've got a big open space ahead of me.  Lots of auditions lined up so hopefully it won't stay blank for long!

2/19/17
Show opened!  Thanks to all the great audiences we've had this weekend for Macbeth (especially Friday's outstanding opening night crowd!).  I'm so proud of the work this cast has put in and grateful for the chance to work with so many excellent artists!  I also think this might be some of the best work I've ever put out there and I really hope you get a chance to share it with me.  Seriously folks, do yourself a favor and get your tickets now!

1/15/17
A lot has happened since I last updated this site.  New headshots, a few shows, a new agency.  And through all of it I couldn't drag myself to update this section.  It's hardly a new pattern, but this year I'm going to do something about it. I've decided rather than updating this section as news occurs, I will instead be updating every month.  
As for this update, I've been cast as Macbeth by the always amazing Ellen Cribbs (fellow Klingon alum and writer of one of my favorite short plays I've ever gotten to act in, Smoke Em If You Got Em) for an upcoming production with the Shakespeare All Stars!  We've already begun rehearsals and I'm really looking forward to seeing what this cast can do!  The challenge ahead is daunting, and I can only hope not to disappoint!

2/7/16

Well Die Hard was fun!  Had a great crowd and we managed to raise some  money for Commedia Beauregard.  Now I've got two new projects lined up!  First, I'm going to be in Der Rosenkavalier playing Baron Ochs' (the antagonist) idiot, bastard son, Leopold.  Come and see me play against type in this one folks!  In all seriousness, it's been a huge pleasure to work with this amazing group of people and has really inspired me to up my game.  It's really a whole new level to work on and I'm loving it!
The other big news is that I'll be working with Muse of Fire again this summer in A Midsummer Night's Dream!  I'll be playing Theseus and the cool part is, in honor of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, we'll be doing a Renaissance rehearsal process.   We won't have a director (as directors didn't come along until the 19th Century) and we'll be directing each other.  I'm really looking forward to getting started and I'm very excited to bring free Shakespeare to Evanston again!

11/15/15
Hey gang!  Seems my last update got eaten somehow, so a bit of a recap fist.  I just finished up my run of Hoist with The Foundlings Theatre Company at Profiles' Alley space and man, what a show!  I particularly want to give a shout out to my phenomenal co-star, Sydney Genco, for not only her amazing and powerful work, but also for being an all-around spectacular lady.  I can't wait to work with her again!  Really, the entire cast and Foundlings crew were great and I'm really proud of this one.  Thanks to everyone who came out!
In other news, I'll be helping Commedia Beauregard celebrate the holiday season with a staged reading/drinking game of one of the greatest Christmas movies of all time: Die Hard!  I've done one of these before (Clue last Fall) and it was a big hit!  Keep an eye on this site for more details!

8/2/2015
Well, today was our last performance of Bard Fiction.  We had a good crowd and it was a fine way to end a good run!  I really loved working on this one and with so many fantastic people!  Big thanks to everyone who came out to see it!  
As for what's next, I'll be re-joining the HoboJunction gang for An Awful Night of Crap IV: Shit, On Ice! as part of this year's Abbiefest!  We had a rehearsal after today's show and it's gonna be a lot of fun!  You can check it out here (or on the front page), don't miss it!

7/11/2015
So, two quick updates!  First, thanks to everyone that came out to Cowboy vs. Samurai!  It was a fun show and I'm glad so many of you got to come out and see it!  
Second, we opened Bard Fiction last night to a phenomenal crowd!  The house was packed and they loved it!  I'm really looking forward to the rest of this run!  Seriously, do not miss this one!  Pick up your tickets here and donate to our Indiegogo here!

5/5/2015
Oh!  That's were I put my website!  Hey guys!  It's been awhile, huh?  
OK, so first things first, I want to thank all the people who came out to see Masterworks Series: The Intuit Plays!  We had a great turnout and it gave us some solid momentum going into Bard Fiction.  Oh yeah, this summer, Commedia Beauregard will be remounting their 2012 hit, Bard Fiction, and this time I'll be a part of it!  I'll be playing, Marvin, Norman, and... The Gimp!  Now I know you you're hooked, so don't you dare miss this one!
In more immediate news, I'm also working with A-Squared Theatre Workshop on their upcoming production of Cowboy vs Samurai.  It's an adaptation of Cyrano de Bergarac  set in modern day, small town Wyoming, with Asian-American heritage taking the place of the famous schnoz.  My character Del (the white guy/pretty boy), has been a lot of fun to explore!  We've already done an excerpt reading at the Japanese American Service Committee last month to a great response, and I can't wait to share this one with you!  
Finally, a little housekeeping.  I added a link to the entirety of Hamlet: the Series in my Photos/Clips section, so don't worry!  Just because it's not on the front page anymore doesn't mean you won't get your Hortatio fix!

9/22/2014

Been a pretty packed last four months, but things look like they might slow down a bit in the next week or so.  With that in mind, I though I'd bring ya'll an update on what I'm up to.  Don't you question my counterintuitive strategy!
First things first, thanks to everyone who came out to see Degas PlaysCome Blow Your Horn and Smoke 'Em If You Got 'Em.  All three were  awesome experiences and had great audience support!  We may not have won Art of Adaption (congrats to Pachelbel on that), but we had a great audience both nights who was clearly enthralled (I heard a quiet "oh no" during the climactic point of the play)!  On top of that, Degas beat our Indiegogo campaign and one of the two plays I was in won audience favorite!  Thanks guys!  No one plays a corpse like me!  
Finally, the biggest of the three, Come Blow Your Horn broke Oil Lamp records for both attendance and box office!  I'm so grateful for all the support for my first time out as the lead in a show and I can't wait to work with Oil Lamp again!  
Also on the old news front, I also got a chance to work with the wildly talented Spenser Davis and the fine Folks at Hobo Junction on An Awful Night of Crap III: Jew Tycoons for this year's Abbiefest!  I only made it to one rehearsal and the entire cast never met before the one performance!  It was a blast!  The audience was great and even when things went wrong, we still got huge cheers!  
Finally, what I'm currently up to!  I've been playing the role of Mellersh in Theatre-Hikes' production of Enchanted April (while rocking a sweet goatee, baby!) out at Morton Arboretum.  The crowds have been consistently large and enthusiastic and we've had pretty good weather the whole run (minus last Saturday, but hey, that's what the picnic shelter's for!).  We've got one weekend left, so don't miss it!
As for upcoming stuff, there's a Cold Reads and Cold Brews staged reading of The Station this Wednesday (details on the front page) and a Ghostbusters staged reading/drinking game at Fritzy's Tavern coming up in October.  That second one is in development and I'll be posting updates once I got them right here.  Say tuned!

5/30/2014

Holy cats but it's been busy round these parts!  First off, The Degas Plays opened last night to a nearly sold out crowd!  We've still got some tickets left, so be sure to get them here while you still can!  Also, be sure to contribute to our Indiegogo campaign to help make sure Commedia Beauregard can continue to bring work like this to the stage.  The perks are all pretty sweet, but my favorite is the remote viewing of our June 1 performance available at the $30 level!
In other news, I've been cast in the role of Alan in Oil Lamp's production of Come Blow Your Horn by Neil Simon!  It's great to be working with Oil Lamp again and the rehearsals have been a lot of fun!  I also recently realized this is the first time I've taken on the lead role in a full length play (no, Ceasar in Caesar doesn't count.  He dies halfway through).  I'm definitely honored and hope to rise to the challenge.  As far as the character goes, I'm a cocky womanizer who learns a valuable lesson.  Hmm.  La Ronde, Alone Together, and now this.  I think I may be developing a type.
Also on the stage front and rapidly approaching, I've been cast in the role of David in Smoke 'Em If You Got 'Em, CommBeau's entry in to City Lit's 7th Annual Art of Adaptation.  This is an awesome script that I'm really excited to be a part of!  It comes to us via Ellen Cribbs (a fellow Klingon alum) out of last year's Master Works series, The Van Gogh Plays I'll be joined onstage by the lovely Ms. Greta Weber and our fearless director is fellow CommBeau company member, Jacqueline Davies!  Don't miss it!
Finally, the last three episodes of Hamlet: the Series have been released!  I've linked to all six episodes on the front page, so be sure to click on over to check out some of the finest Shakespeare (that has me in it) on the Internet!

4/4/2014

I've finally made it past the pile of tumbleweeds and back to my site!  For the amount of time it's been, I don't have that many updates, but boy are some of them doozies!  
First, some housekeeping.  I'll be majorly redesigning the currently underutilized Resume section into something a bit more worthwhile (details to come soon.  And I mean, like, actually-soon, not next-summer soon!) and my Photos/Clips section will finally include my super sweet VO demo!  Stay tuned!
When last you heard from me, I was about to embark on my adventures at The Lyric Opera of Chicago. Well, it was amazing!  A big shout out to my comrades-in-litter-bearing Jeremy, Wes, MacArthur, and Xander for being awesome, and to Joe Biden's motorcade for stopping traffic long enough to let me go on stage in front of 3500 people!
Speaking of widespread audiences, Hamlet: The Series is now live on YouTube and has been broadcast on Evanston Community Television!  The first three episodes are up, and I've linked to them on the front page.  I will continue to update as they are released.
Now with Parsifal over, I've been hunting for the next gig (while regrowing my hair).  I did pick up my AGMA membership card, which has allowed me greater access to Equity auditions!  Hooray for sister-unions!  I'm still figuring out the lay of this new land, but it has forced me to step up my (lately stagnant) game as I enter a new level of competition.  Hopefully, I will have good news on this front soon!
In more concrete developments, I have been made a company member of Commedia Beauregard!  You may remember them from such past hits as Corleone and A Klingon Christmas Carol.  This company has consistently been one of my favorites to work with and I a greatly honored to join them as their (now our, I guess) company grows!  My first chance to perform as a company member, will be in this year's Master Works Series: The Degas Plays.  It will be a series of six short plays based on six paintings by Edgar Degas.  I don't have much in the way of details yet, as auditions have yet to occur, but as soon as I get them, they go up here!  
And with that, I'm off the clean cobwebs out of my old contact section!

10/5/13
A lot has happened since I last posted here!  Some good, some bad, some great!  First off, I want to thank everyone who came out to see Taming of the Shrew this past summer.  We got some great reviews and great crowds every weekend!  It was a fantastic experience and I'm so glad I got to share it with so many of you.
In bad news, I have had to bow out of A Klingon Christmas Carol due to a scheduling conflict.  I'm really disappointed as I was really looking forward to working Commedia Beauregard again, but I know I'll get a chance to again some day.  I highly recommend everyone go see this show as this year's promises to be a great one!
As to the reason I had to bow out, well that's definitely not bad news.  I have been hired by the Lyric Opera to fill the understudy position in their production of Parsifal this November.  This job will represent more money than I have ever been paid for any job I have ever held, showbiz or otherwise.  It is also going to get me membership into the American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA), my first union!  Come next Monday, I will be a full time actor for at least the next seven weeks and I'm really excited!  
Finally, we've finished shooting for Hamlet: the Series.  I'm really looking forward to seeing just how this turns out and I've been having a great time shooting it.  I'll be sure to link to the series once post is finished!

7/18/13
Been way too long since I've updated this site!  First off, thank you to everyone that came out to see
Alone Together!  It was a really fun show and I'm so happy so many people came out to see it.  
In other news, rehearsals for Taming of the Shrew are in full swing.  We are already in a really good place and we still have the rest of July ahead of us.  Be sure to follow @MuseofFireThtr on Twitter to stay updated on our progress!
On top of that, I've got yet another new project in progress: Hamlet: the Series!  It's a six-part webseries of Shakespeare's Hamlet that should be going up this fall or so.  I am Horatio and we have the lovely Kitty Mortland playing the Dane.  The casting of a lady Hamlet definitely shakes things up and I've had a lot of fun shooting already! I'll be sure to link up to it once it's online. 
Finally, I'll be re-uniting with Commedia Beauregard to play QachIt' in this year's production of
A Klingon Christmas Carol!  Can't wait to get back to bringing glory and honor back to this great play!  Been a busy few months!  So stay tuned!

4/22/13
Spring has sprung and I am just now able to come up for air!  A huge thank you to everyone who came out to see
La Ronde!  I had more fun on this show than I have in a long time and am immensely proud of the show and all my castmates!   I'm really looking forward to seeing/working with each and every one of them in the future.
Of course, I had no time to just sit back and relax. The closing weekend of La Ronde was also the start of tech week for Alone Together, which had a fantastic opening this past weekend!  Oil Lamp has been a great company to work with and this show has been selling like something that sells a lot faster the hotcakes!  Make sure to get your tickets here soon, before it sells out!
On top of all that, I just found out I'll be working with Muse of Fire once again!  In what is quickly becoming a pattern for me with this company, they had someone need to drop out of Taming of the Shrew fairly early on, and the director called me to offer me a role (Vincentio/Huntsman/Curtis).  Now I just need to get to the point where other companies realize they should just give me parts in their work without having to audition, I'll be set!

3/11/13
Happy birthday to me!  It's been quite the exciting week!  First, La Ronde opens this Wednesday and I hope you all get a chance to come out to see it!  It has been phenomenal working with this cast and I'm extremely proud of this one.  Tickets are on sale now so go buy them!
In addition to the rapidly approaching opening of my current show, I've just been cast in another show:  Alone Together with Oil Lamp Theater.  I'll be playing the role of Elliot, a womanizer who cheats on his wife.  Yeesh, two plays in a row, hope this doesn't end up as my "type."  I swear I'm a much better husband in real life!  The show runs up in Glenview and rehearsals should begin soon, just as La Ronde goes into performance.  Couldn't have timed that better if I'd tried!  I'll be sure to keep you updated as the process continues.  

 

 2/28/13 
La Ronde
 rehearsals have been moving along at a great clip and I'm really looking forward to our opening on the March 13th!  The show itself is running in rep with The Blue Room, and Fucking Men (directed by my former Act One teacher Scott Olson!) as part of Street Tempo Theatre Company's La Ronde Project. I've posted an image of the poster for the whole project to the right with all the relevant info.  Check it out!
In addition to
 La Ronde, I'll soon be working with my old pal, Dusty from the sadly defunct Mind the Gap Productions.  I've got a small guest spot in the pilot for a new web series he and a few others are developing called Role Play.  My part shoots early on Sunday morning and I hope to have a clip up once I receive the footage.  

 

1/31/13
I'm back!  After what has been my longest dry spell since I became a professional actor, I have returned!  That's not to say I haven't been busy.  After Julius Caeser closed it's fantastic run, I worked in Brookfield Zoo's Trail of Terror as part of their Creatures of the Night celebration for the month of October.  I was a scientist in a genetics lab about to be overrun with souped-up bugs.  You can see me at about the 1:00 mark here
After that, I began work on my brand-new Voice Over Demo!  I've linked it off my resume on Casting Networks (which you can find in my Contact section) and should have it up on this sight proper soon.  Stay tuned!
Finally, and the main reason for this update now as opposed to earlier, I am going to be playing the Husband in Street Tempo Theatre's production of La Ronde!  I am very excited about this show as I get to be directed by one of my old Act One teachers, the superbly-talented Tim Curtis.  I have to say this one was a definite boost to the old ego as Tim specifically sought me out to audition for this role.  We've already begun rehearsals and the process has been a lot of fun.  I am very lucky to get to share my scenes with two fantastic ladies, Elise Spoerlein and Stacie Barra Tourins as well a great cast all around.  Don't miss this one!

8/4/12
So, I think there was some chicanery with my updates, as I'm, sure I had one posted around late June and it seems to have disappeared.  Well, to summarize what was lost (or at least what I remember from between now and the 6/4 update) Corleone was phenomenal and I feel immensely privilaged to have gotten to work with such a great cast!  In addition to that, I have been cast in and finished rehearsals for a new show, Julius Caesar with Muse of Fire, in which I will be playing Caesar!  Our opening performance was today and though we got rained out halfway though (an auspicious start, I know) the crowd was great and I feel good about the rest of the run!  Anyway, we'd just finished with the assassination of me, so the rest of the play is all downhill from there.  After all, the play is called Julius Caesar not Brutus and Cassius Yell at Each Other for Another Hour.  Kidding!  In all seriousness, the play is great, and I've even been reunited with a bunch of my Tom Jones castmates!   On top of all that, we've been written up in the Evanston Review.  Here is the story, featuring a picture of me looking far more badass than I actually am, throwing an unfortunately misidentified Gary Henderson.  It runs until the second weekend in September at Ingraham Park in Evanston.  Show starts at 3pm and admission is free.  See you all there!

6/4/12
Happy June everybody!  Just finished the opening weekend of Corleone: The Shakespearen Godfather and it was great!  We had a phenomenal opening night show and I'm really eager to see how this one develops.  I am immensely proud of this work and this cast and can't wait to share it with you.  Tickets are available for the remainder of the run here
One final bit of news,  HR: the Series is now up in its entirety on YouTube, here's a link to the channel. It has been weird to see the whole thing completed. For some perspective, I was heading out to opening weekend of repeat w/Madeline the day we recorded my part in the series.  It's like finding a time capsule from me right out of the Conservatory.  That's kind of science fictiony right?

4/11/12
Tonight we had our first rehearsal for Corleone and I am pumped!  Not only is it fantastic to work with Commedia Beauregard again, but the group that has been assembled for this show promises to be a good one, including  both Phil Zimmerman and Christina Romano from Klingon Christmas Carol as well as Jovan King from The Comfort Station Plays!  Also, if you click on that link above, you'll find info for Commedia Beauregard's current production, Bard Fiction, which I saw last week and highly recommend!  Only one weekend left!
Speaking of shows you need to see, Tom Jones still has three more weeks in it run and the reviews have started pouring in!  I'm pretty sure this is the most widely reviewed show I've been in to date, with reviews from Time Out, the Tribune, and the Reader, among others!  Check them out and be sure to come see the show!  It runs Fridays and Saturdays at 8, and Sundays at 3 for three more weeks.  See you there and tell them I sent you!

3/15/12
Greetings on the Ides of March!  I've got some news that kinda sorta ties in with the date (not really).  I've been cast in the role of Sonny (among other characters) in Commedia Beauregard's upcoming production of Corleone!  If the company's name looks familiar, that's because they are the same awesome people behind last winter's equally awesome A Klingon Christmas Carol.  This time, I'll get to actually speak some English with them (Shakespeare no less!)  How does that tie into the date?  Well, playing Freddo will be one Mr. Phil Zimmerman (also a fellow Klingon).  In addition to Klingon, Phil and I previously worked together in Julius Caesar up at Great River Shakespeare, where he played Caesar and I was Marc Antony!  OK, I admit it's a bit of a stretch.  I just wanted to tie into the date somehow, is that so wrong?
In other news, we'll soon be opening Tom Jones over at the Josephium.  First preview is in just five days!  Be sure to click that link to learn more, and buy tickets of course, and I'll see you there!

3/1/12
Back from the dead baby!  Sorry for the prolonged absence; life has been a bit busy, and I have allowed this site to go unattended.  Still, there is news to report!  I will be appearing as Mr. Thwackum in Polarity Theatre Ensemble's production of Tom Jones.   It's a pretty fun part, and definitely a change of pace from marlI'!  For one, it actually took me a bit of time to get back into the flow of learning my lines in English.  Some things haven't changed at all though, I get an awesome fight!  I am rapidly discovering that violence is one of my favorite parts of being an actor.  I wonder at times what this says about my personal character, but not too hard, there's more fighting to do!  As for the show itself, I've put all the relevant details on the front page, so be sure to check it out.  And if you do see the show, and I know you will because you're a classy theatre goin' crowd, mention my name at the box office so I can makes some monies!  If you do, I'll give you a high-five after the show!  Who wouldn't want that?

12/30/11
Big thanks to everyone who has already come out the see A Klingon Christmas Carol!  And to those of you who haven't, you've got two more chances, and they're both tomorrow night!  First, we have our regular kickass show at 7:30, then at 10:30, you can ring in the new year with honor!  A special New Year's Eve performance will include a champagne toast at midnight and a live performance by Il Troubador as The Klingon Music Project!  I'm really looking forward to it and to ending this great year with a bang!  Hope you all have a great New Year's no matter what your plans and I'll see you all in 2012!

11/18/11
Just a couple of quick updates!  First, you can now follow me on Twitter (@ChrisLysy)!  I've also added it to my Contacts section.  I'll be using my account to smaller, more frequent updates, while using this site for when I have bigger news (or at least more than 140 characters worth). 
The other bit of news, also somewhat Twitter related, is that we had our second preview performance of A Klingon Christmas Carol, our Twitter preview. It was awesome to see just how much buzz we actually managed to generate!  We told the audience to tweet and take pictures during the show, and boy did they!  I'll be including some of the pictures on my Photos/Clips section soon, so keep an eye open for that.  There's still one more preview to go!  Make sure to come out for Warrior's Night!  Tickets are $10 and, as a salute to our brave and mighty warriors, only $5 for police, firefighters, and veterans.  Regular tickets are also still available on both Commedia Beauregard's website and the Greenhouse's!  Check them out!  After all, batlh qeldI' thlIngan, lumbe' (A Klingon does not postpone a matter of honor, or in this case, ticket purchasing).  See you there!

11/16/11
What a day it has been!  First of all, we had our first preview of A Klingon Christmas Carol tonight!  Fairly small crowd (which is hardly that surprising for a first preview) but they had a great energy and were really responsive.  A perfect first audience for us!  There's still two more previews to go before opening including this Friday, Twitter night. It's the only night in which the audience is actually encouraged to tweet during the show!  Tickets for the regular run are also on sale as well and the Adopt-a-Klingon drive is still in full swing  as well.  marlI' is still in need of some parents, won't you please give him a home?
In other news, Human Resources (been a while right?) has put it's first episode up on the website and Youtube.  Check it out!  More episodes will be released on the Youtube channel and on the website and I'll make sure to post the updates here as they come.  Stay tuned!

10/22/11
So I've been rehearsing with the Klingons for about three weeks now, and it has been awesome!  As expected the language has been tough, but I'm starting to get it.  Honestly, translating my script has reminded me a lot of doing text work on Shakespeare.  It's weird where those sorts of connections crop up in this line of work.  This past week, we've been doing mostly fight choreography, of which there is plenty.  As marlI' my scene is almost entirely fight choreography!  Between that and the colossal axe I wield (seriously you should see this thing) I've been sore all week.  Worth it though, because the fights are awesome!  When else do you get to learn how to use a bat'leth?! 
The show goes up at the end of November.  Here is the Commedia Bearegard's official website if you want more info, including the Adopt-a-Klingon drive (which I highly encourage you to check out).  I'll have more updates as the show approaches.  tlhIngan maH!

9/22/11
Sorry I've been so late in updating this.  A lot has happened in these last two and a half months.  First of all, The Wizard of Oz has completed it's run.  I had a fantastic time and I want to thank everyone who came out to show their support.  The cast and crew were all truly wonderful individuals I was proud to work with and I know our paths will cross again!
In other news, rehearsals for A Klingon Christmas Carol will be starting up on the 3rd.  I cannot wait!  I've been looking forward to this since the day I was cast last July and I feel ready to embark on this difficult, but I suspect rewarding, journey.  That's all I have for now, but I'll be sure to update as soon as I have more info for you.

7/12/11
Quite the weekend we've had!  The Invaders just closed and it was good to go out with a bang.  Our biggest crowd and best performance of them all.  Big thanks to everyone who came out to support and to everyone in the Alcyone Festival; I'm really proud of both the work I did and the chance to share it alongside such a talented group of artists.  Thank you.
In other really big news, I have been cast as marlI' in Comedia Beauregard's A Klingon Christmas Carol this winter at the Greenhouse!  I'm extremely excited about this one, last year's production was a huge success, being written up in the Wall Street Journal and mentioned by Conan O'Brien on The Tonight Show, and this year, members of last years cast will be performing live at the 2011 Official Star Trek Convention.  Be sure to check back for more updates and to check to the links i provided for more news!

6/24/2011
Well, I haven't gotten back to you as soon as I had hoped, and for that I do apologize.  However, a lot has been going on, and this website has, unfortunately, been neglected in the shuffle.  Here we go:
The Invaders opened on the 9th and performed again on the 19th.  After some initial technical problems and last minute casting switch-ups (due to an unfortunate medical issue) the show went on, and it was great.  I'm really looking forward to our up coming performances (see the front page for times and location) and as I said last time, I'm really proud of the work I've done and that of my castmates on this production.  Be sure to check out the rest of the Alcyone Festival line up here (with a particular shout out to my fellow Hokie
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