ABOUT ME

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Background

I was born in Boston, MA at 11:29 am on 11/29 1980.  The following day I watched my first N.E. Patriots game and I haven't missed one since.  I quickly found that I was allergic to dogs, so my parents had a choice.  Keep their new son or their german shepherd.  I'm pretty sure they made the right choice.  We moved to the house my parents still call home today in Lexington, MA, yes that Lexington where "the British are coming" and "the shot heard 'round the world."  My sister, Jordana, was born on March 19th, 1985 because of my request that I have a sister.  In third grade, I got my first part in a play as the "Alligator" in Really Rosy.  That was also the year that I had my appendix taken out.  Fourth grade was probably one of my favorite years in school.  Mr. Levy, who became Teacher of the Year, taught us how to grow and harvest wheat to make into bread, dye and spin wool into yarn, and cast me as "God" in an opera that we wrote.  When you play "God" in 4th grade, where do you really go from there?  In middle school, I was "Mike Teavee" in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the "Beast" in Beauty and the Beast, the "Cab Driver" in Harvey, and my award winning performance in the Middle School Drama Festival as "Leon" in Fools.  Bored yet?  In high school I did the morning announcements over the PA system and on Mondays included the radio highlights from the Patriots game.  As one of the youngest actors, I played the oldest part, "Doc," in West Side Story my freshman year.  My favorite theater experiences came during festival, when under the direction of Mr. Steve Bogart, we would write our own show through ensemble based scene work.  Kindred, which won the MA State Drama Festival, was just recently accepted and performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.  I went to college in upstate NY at Colgate University.  I became the hockey play by play announcer on our college television station.  I was a member of Experimental Theater Co, which performed 30 plays in 60 minutes, a form first popularized by the NeoFuturists in Chicago.  I went abroad my junior year to Sweden and celebrated the Patriots first Super Bowl victory.  Let me back up for a second to say that right before I left for Sweden I was at the Snow Bowl game against the Raiders which was the greatest sporting event I have ever been to and will probably ever witness in my life.  So after lots of swedish meatballs, pickled herring, and ABBA, I returned home for my senior year.  Yada, yada, yada, I graduated and went back home and performed improv with The Tribe, substitute taught, directed for my old high school and middle school, performed in a couple of shows and then decided to move to my favorite city, New York. 

Education

LAByrinth Master Class

  • Ensemble Work: David Deblinger
  • Physical Vocabulary: David Anzuelo
  • Writing Workshop: Brett C Leonard, Megan Mostyn-Brown
  • Producing Workshop: John Gould Rubin
  • Scene Work: Scott Hudson
  • Solo Work: Ron Cephas Jones
  • Fight Workshop: Qui Nguyen

B.A. Sociology and Anthropology, Colgate University

  • Lighting and Stagecraft: Sandy Wohlleber
  • Acting Independent Study: Sarah Bay-Cheng
  • Acting: Jacques Levy

Dorset Theater Festival Conservatory Program

  • Acting for the Camera: Jerry Coyle
  • Audition Technique: Karen Porter-White
  • Improvisation: Mark Bergren
  • Shakespeare: Bob Ari
  • Acting: Tracy Winters

Vassar Powerhouse Theater

  • Voice/Speech Technique: Jenny Luckraft
  • Acting: Dennis Reid
  • Improvisation: Susan Mele

Interests

Sports: Avid golfer, committed Patriots fan, band-wagon Red Sox fan

Television: Seinfeld, The Office, 24, SportsCenter, Late Night with Conan O'Brien

Movies: Shawshank Redemption, The Big Lebowski, Sideways, The Natural, Hoosiers, It's a Wonderful Life

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