What are your influences?
Jerry Seinfeld/Larry David, Dave Chappelle, 90's Anime/Manga, Charlie Kaufman, Wayside School Series, Eminem, Dr. Seuss, Sia, David Mamet, and my Dad.
What do you find inspiring?
Something that surprises me. A twist, a fourth wall broken, anything that forces me to interact.
Tell us a funny story about yourself
I was cast as the Handsome Prince in Washington Episcopal School’s “The Princess and the Pea” in 2nd grade. My crown was made of gold-spray-painted-Styrofoam. It was a big deal.
In the penultimate scene, the Princess said to me “I love you”. My response was supposed to be “And I love you”. However, In the heat of the moment, twenty if not thirty parents’ eyes fixed on me, I stuck my index finger down my opened mouth, tongue outstretched and made a gagging sound. The audience approved. I saw those ten-to-fifteen adults roar with laughter, people who under any other circumstance wouldn’t have given me the time of day (my parents were in the audience as well…), all of us sharing something.
In that moment I became a writer, an actor, and a bit of an asshole all at once.
October 24, 2014 - November 2, 2014
The Club at La MaMa E.T.C.
Exploring the thread of creation & inspiration The Dream Vault Cycle brings together over fifty multidisciplinary artists from opposing aesthetics. Their combined talents create unique multi-media performances exploring the evolution of a creative idea and the interpretation of its seed value as it journeys from art form to art form.