The Food That Built America
From The History Channel Website: For generations of Americans, food titans like Henry Heinz, Milton Hershey, John and Will Kellogg, C.W. Post and the McDonald brothers have literally been household names, but you don’t know their stories. Before they were brand names, they were brilliant, sometimes ruthless, visionaries who revolutionized food and changed the landscape of America forever. This miniseries event will tell the fascinating stories of the people behind the food
I will be appearing as Dominick Divarti in the upcoming second season. Dates to be announced soon!
written & directed by Owen Pataki
Andrew Phillips is a well-mannered young professional, albeit a bit naive. So when his boss invites him upstate to a company party, he's almost certain it means a promotion is in the works -- that is until his co-worker tips him off to something strange. What soon unravels is a sinister web of greed and corruption, with Phillips tangled in the center and forced to make a difficult choice.
The short film Company Retreat completed filming in early August. More details to follow soon!
created by Kayla Zanakis
directed by Michael Herman, Emily Vitrano & Kayla Zanakis
From The Outer Loop Theater Experience and the extraordinary mind of Kayla Zanakis comes OneIronaut... a 24-hour, one-of-a-kind, virtually immersive, theatrical experience that premiered LIVE on the cyber stage September 12, 2020.
Escape to the year 2090, when nature has taken back what's rightfully hers and citizens of the world live to dream. With the help of your fellow R.E.M. Lab interns, you'll follow five suspects as they navigate their waking and dream worlds. Allowing you to engage with the world like no other syber stage, you will choose your own path, and sometimes that of the characters, through a hazy maze of blurred realities and even blurrier truths, as you try to discover who is the OneIronaut.
Your journey will culminate in a mind-blowing climactic event, determined by YOU. Will you turn your back on all you know to make room for a future the Earth desperately needs, or will you succumb to the pressure of the R.E.A.L. world?
Our Lady of Broad Street
written by Jane Denitz Smith
directed by Melody Brooks
The restoration of an historic New York hotel may have driven Architect Alice through the looking glass when she encounters a mysterious phenomenon in her million dollar lobby. Checking in, perhaps for an indeterminate stay: The Virgin of Guadalupe. Will she work a miracle on Alice?
Before the world shut down due to COVID-19, I was involved with this short play from the Women's Work Short Play LAB at New Perspectives Theatre Company. We were invited to perform at the Festival de Teatro Alternativo in Bogota, Colombia. The festival, delayed and then rescheduled as a virtual festival due to the pandemic, runs from June 26 - July 5, 2020. Our Lady of Broad Street is available for replay here!
written by Lenore Skomal
directed by Magda Nyiri
It’s self-made billionaire Richard Killingworth's daughter’s big day! The last person he wants to see is his estranged wife Mavis—the woman who put the “ex” in “exes.” Celebrating with his best friend Dick, who happens to be Mavis’ first husband, Richard’s life turns upside down when the Queen of Chaos drops in, unannounced, with her new fiancé in tow. Throw in a sharp-tongued butler (um, house manager), a champagne-soaked bridezilla and a snarky stepson, and you have a perfect storm of pandemonium—the fun kind—in this comedy with a heart, reminding us why marriage and divorce make for the strangest of bedfellows.
The Winters Tale
written by William Shakespeare
directed by Bonnie J. Monte
Nothing could be more perfect for the holiday season than this wintry and passionate romance. High drama launches this tale, and it quickly leads us into a world of bohemian gaiety. A denouement of magical rebirth and a moving reunion embody the spirit of the holidays and what they represent at their core
written by Francisco Fuertes
directed by Francisco Fuertes
David is a gay man who is forced to face his own prejudices and fears when he falls for another man who is not who he thinks he is.
We unfortunately lost writer/director Francisco Fuertes to the COVID-19 pandemic but I have set up a
page in memoriam with the permission of his husband, Patrick, and the contributions of the cast and crew.