Lafayette Salon Series!

27 05 2021

The folks at the Lafayette Salon Series recently cast me in one of their legendary play readings!

The group has been doing readings of plays and screenplays for several years — this is season 13! — and when the pandemic made it impossible to gather at a table and play together the masterminds at LSS pushed the regular events onto the virtual space.

So in May I had the pleasure of joining Kevin Bernard, Mac Brydon, Jane Cortney, and Stewart Walker in a Zoom reading of The Killer, Eugene Ionesco’s 1958 play, which is the first of the Berenger plays. And I got to play Berenger! What a treat that was! 

The other Berenger plays are Rhinocéros, Exit the King, and A Stroll in the Air. In The Killer, Berenger is an honest man who discovers a radiant city full of light and progress with an undercurrent of evil that eventually causes him to wonder about the futility of fighting evil and the purpose of goodness. I know, light stuff! But its a fascinating absurdist play, and was challenging and thrilling all at once!


. . . By the sea

12 05 2008


I spent an almost lovely mother’s day: singing in church, driving to Rhode Island with my wife, sadly watching her drive away…

But I’m here now. Our first company meeting is tonight and the rehearsals start in the morning. Kind of exciting to see how this cast will come together, what our energy and relationships will be like. Can’t help but feel a little wistful, though, missing the cast from the last time I went down this road. I know there are plenty of people doing this show and there will be plenty of opportunities to do it, but I felt like i made some terrific friends and siblings in that last one.

So maybe that’s what awaits me here.

I will say this; its colder up here than in Nyc. Thank goodness i brought an extra comforter…