I do whatever I find interesting. This tends to be acting, writing music, sound designing, and videography. I went to Eastern University, somehow got a B.A. in Music Composition. Most of the professors were alright. While I was there I studied theatre under Mark Hallen. He was exceptional.
I do an absurd amount of sound design for theaters in Philadelphia. In 2018 I was nominated for a Barrymore Award for Outstanding Original Music for The Art Swimming, produced by Tiny Dynamite. That was fun.
Recently I sound designed and wrote music for The Arden Theatre’s production of Gem of the Ocean. One of the best experiences of my life.
I dream of and long for the ocean regularly.
Books that have changed my thinking:
Dramatic Imagination by Robert Edmund Jones
The Actor and the Target By Declan Donnellan
Acting the First Six Lessons by Richard Boleslavsky
The Open door by Peter Brooks
Backwards & Forwards by David Ball
Six Names for Beauty by Crispin Sartwell
The Ethical Slut by Dossie Easton and Janet Hardy
Call Me by Your Name by Andre Aciman
The Social Animal by David Brooks
The Rise and Fall of American Growth by Robert J. Gordon
Nonviolent Communication by Marshall Rosenberg
Thinking Fast and Thinking Slow by Daniel Kahneman
Solve for Happy by Mo Gawdat
Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
Grit by Angela Duckworth
The Inner Game of Tennis by W. Timothy Gallwey
Dune by Frank Herbert
Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson