Monday, January 28, 2013

Happy 200th Anniversary, Pride and Predjudice!

Greetings All,

Today is the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's beloved novel, Pride and Prejudice! Haven't read it yet? Well, you're a couple of centuries behind, but thankfully you can find a free copy here in various formats. Happy reading! (I think I may flip through a few pages this evening just to get a little re-acquainted.)

As for my projects, ending 2012 with Robin Hood's Rebellion was a lovely treat. My cast and crew did a lovely job, the Centaur staff was wonderfully helpful and the children in our audience were extremely well-behaved! (Quite a positive experience!)

I have started 2013 taking some classes and lending a hand with other people's works, rather than my own. However, I have been entertaining some charming little ideas for my own projects - I'll let you know if any of them get me into mischief.


Sunday, August 19, 2012

People and Projects

(Image credit: Christina Garofalo)
Dear Readers,

Things have been a bit busy the last little while as I have been working on some other people’s projects.

However, I do have a few things of my own in the pipeline, including Robin Hood’s Rebellion, which has been selected to be a part of the Centaur Theatre’s Saturday Morning Children’s Series. I will be posting up more details soon. There are several things to do and to take care of and I am looking forward to it!



Monday, March 5, 2012

Ceremonies and Sayonara

Good Day,

We had our last show yesterday afternoon and it was fun. I have been lucky to have some very receptive audiences, which was simply delightful!

Thanks again to all the FRIGID New York volunteers and staff for taking such good care of me. Also a many, many thanks to my venue technician, Curtis Overacre, for being so helpful, thoughtful and just plain awesome! And, of course, thanks to Sandrine Lafond (Little Lady) for being my stage manager. (Little Lady has been given an additional show on Tuesday. Check it out, if you haven't already - It's fantastic!)

Last night was also the closing ceremonies, I was delighted that Afternoon Tea With Jane Austen won an Audience Choice Award. (Thanks to everyone who voted for me!)

I was also a finalist in The Happiest Medium's Rock Paper Scissors Tournament of DEAAAAATH! I am happy to report I trounced The Terrible Manpain of Umberto MacDougal. (Sorry, Umberto, but if it's any consolation, Jane Austen wrote about Manpain - Particularly in Persuasion, one gentleman gets dumped by his fiancee and another has his fiancee pass away, that's pretty Manpain-ful!) I then faced off against Fear Factor: Canine Edition and triumphed again. Next came the final round, against Infinitum/Finis. We stood alone under the spotlights, the tension was palpable, the crowd was chanting! After many matching throws against my "variant humanoid" opponent I was finally defeated. Well played, Dex. Well played.

Thanks again to all the FRIGID staff and participants. It was a delight meeting you all and also thanks to my director, Bruce Lambie. Unfortunately, he couldn't make it to New York, but his contribution to the show was invaluable!

Soon it will be time to head home. I guess I'd better start packing!


Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Tuesday on the Town


Wow! The run is half over already. I have been fighting off some savage New York cold virus (Jane was sounding a little like Leonard Cohen for a while) but I think I am finally making headway with medication, lozenges and spicy Indian and Japanese food. (Huzzah!)

I have also, of course, been checking out other festival shows. (I am up to 13 now!) And enjoying the sights and sounds and tastes of New York. (Is it me, or is there really a cupcake shop or a taco truck on every corner?)

As well, the delightful people at the Fourth Arts Block filmed a brief FAB Minute interview with me, check it out here: (Thanks to Hannah at FAB for making this happen.)


Thursday, February 23, 2012

New Amsterdam and New Acquaintances


I have made it to New York safe and sound and have been preparing for the show, doing last-minute printing, picking up a few things and I even found Jane a new frock, far lovelier than the last one – I shall be “unbearably fine!” (Many thanks to Hilda at Creative Costume Company for taking such good care of me.)

I have also had the pleasure of meeting some fellow artists and the FRIGID New York staff. Last night was the opening of the festival and I was delighted to see four shows.

Today is the tech rehearsal and I am looking forward to doing some work in the space and seeing the lighting set-up – it has been a while since I did a performance with an involved lighting plot – and I find Bruce`s design really helps to set the mood.

After that, we open on Friday!



Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Commercials and Comedy

Hello again,

I have been keeping busy with several projects, inlcuding getting ready for the upcoming FRIGID New York run. Also, of course, I have been preparing promotional materials, including this brief video:

Thanks to Daniel Torchinsky for his video directing and editing expertise and to Constantine Kourtidis for a memorable cameo!

Also, tickets are on sale! To reserve on-line please visit:


Monday, December 19, 2011

New York Show Dates Announced!

Hello All,

I am very pleased to announce my New York show dates for the FRIGID New York Festival:

Afternoon Tea With Jane Austen

Playing at the Red Room
85 East 4th Street, New York, NY (third floor)

Friday, February 24 - 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 25 - 3:30 p.m.
Monday, February 27 - 9:30 p.m.
Wednesday, February 29 - 6:30 p.m.
Friday, March 2 - 9:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 4 - 3:30 p.m.

Tickets are not yet on sale, but will be soon!