2017

In 2017, I’ve gotten to work with

Some amazing people, including, so far: Tony Wharmby, Stephen Binder, Jacob Rosenberg, Ed Scott, Katy Mixon, Linda Mendoza, Jason Kennedy, Brett Greenstein, Tara David, Scott Clifton, Diedrich Bader, Stephanie Birkett, Rachel Rose Oginsky, Brigid McBride, Will Sasso, Brett Eichenberger, Jill Remensnyder, Paul Bochner, Craig Michaelson, Josh Breeding, Geralyn Flood, Natasha Ward, Tiffany Little Canfield, Mark Harmon, Marshall Allman, … and many more!

Plays read this month

A trove of acting books came my way recently, and from it I plucked out and read the following plays: TOYER by Gardner McKay THE MARRIAGE-GO-ROUND by Leslie Stevens BAD HABITS by Terrence McNally THE COUNTRY...

Bold

And unexpectedly beautiful…

La la!

I have in my possession a DVD of short Harvard student films. I appear in two of them. The students were all shooting from the same skeletal script, and if you watch the shorts, you’ll see...

2016

Get yourself a zipping discount

I use Zipcar from time to time. For my fellow professional actors, here's a quick tip: You qualify for a discount! Use these links:

Bookmarklets for the New SAG-AFTRA Health Plan Site

Sharing some bookmarklets for the new SAG-AFTRA Health Plan Benefits Manager site: Health 2016 When I go the Earnings page, I tend to want to see my earnings from January 1, 2016 to today. This bookmarklet...

Respect

Words worth your consideration regarding theater and employment for those at the margins. “I respect the view of any actors or stage managers who are fully informed of their rights and choices and wish to [donate]...

Plays read this month

ZOOT SUIT by Luis Valdez WHEN IS A CLOCK by Matthew Freeman NEIGHBORS by Bernardo Cubria THE DINING ROOM by A.R. Gurney

Beardness

New headshots, now with 100% more beard.

2015

Straight White Men

I’ve been understudying Straight White Men at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City, and I’ve just learned that I’m going on for tonight’s performance!

One Plan to rule them all

I've been involved in a handful of 99-seat productions, and I almost got involved in a few others. One was well suited for the new 50-Seat Showcase Code. One was well suited for the new 99-Seat...

Let’s celebrate!

AEA Council did not give the gift to membership companies that was proposed, the one that I wrote about below. But gave them another gift, which has many of the same pros and cons. In fact...

Kilgore sums up

If you get your news from Deadline or Bitter Lemons, I suggest visiting your @ActorsEquity member portal and read the decision & info.— Matthew Kilgore (@MJKilgore) April 22, 2015 1. Transitional 99-Seat Code: thru 5/31/16...similar to...

Brief facts on the 3 original prongs

Brief facts re AEA and 99 and what Council passed, compared to the initially proposed 3 prongs: The language of the LOS ANGELES SELF-PRODUCED PROJECT CODE is identical to what was in the initial proposal. The...

THIS IS A GIFT TO YOU!

If you are an existing membership company in Los Angeles, this is an amazing opportunity. How could AEA give you a bigger gift than this? Accept it – and flourish!

News, January 2015

The year 2015 has gotten off to a good start with multiple shoots in January.

Marry Me

Literally a big wig in Hollywood. Literally.

2014

In 2014, I got to audition for these lovely casting people (in reverse alphabetical order):

Alyssa Weisberg, Lisa Tyzzer, Renita Gale Swaekauski, Seema Sueko, Will Stewart, Sara Stanton, Jodi Sonnenberg, Jamie Snow, Morgan Smith, Alyson Silverberg, Francene Selkirk, Arlene Schuster-Goss, Gabrielle Schary, Michael Sanford, Amanda Richards, Tim Payne, Peter Pappas, Mel O’Neil, Emma Nelson, Meg Morman, Rick Messina, Chadrian McKnight, Garrett McGuire, Brigid McBride, Karen Maseng, Amy Lieberman, Jesse Lafferty, Ross Lacy, Claire Koonce, Kathy Knowles, Jacob Klempner, Marlene Katz, Tamara Hunter, Alyson Horn, Jonathan Clay Harris, Tim Harrington,...

Ten Non-Commandments

1. Be open-minded and be willing to alter your beliefs with new evidence. 2. Strive to understand what is most likely to be true, not to believe what you wish to be true. 3. The scientific...

Cauliflower “Potatoes”

This is a delicious substitute for mashed potatoes. 1 large cauliflower, cut into pieces 1/4 cup butter or 1/4 cup homemade yoghurt salt, pepper to taste parsley and paprika garnish Cook cauliflower until just tender. Drain....

Breath and Imagination: Nomination

We learned tonight that Breath and Imagination has been nominated for the 2014 Ovation Awards in the category of Best Play (Large Theatre).

Map of commercial CDs

Actors: If you’re new to pursuing commercials in Los Angeles, you can turn to many paid online and print sources to learn who casts commercials in L.A. and where they work. The thing is, these lists...

2013

Breath and Imagination: Reviews

We learned tonight that Breath and Imagination has been nominated for the 2014 Ovation Awards in the category of Best Play (Large Theatre).

The American Taliban

What the Tea Party believes in: Ideological purity Compromise as weakness A fundamentalist belief in scriptural literalism Denying science Unmoved by facts Undeterred by new information A hostile fear of progress A demonization of education A...