Women Beware Women at Red Bull Theater

I’m happy to post that I’m nearly 3 weeks into rehearsals for the new Off-Broadway show Women Beware Woman at the Red Bull Theater company with Jesse Berger as director. I was cast in the ensemble and also as Ganymede. A bit about the show from blogger Clyde Fitch:

“WOMEN BEWARE WOMEN, by Thomas Middleton, is a rarely performed piece which speaks with a shockingly contemporary voice about sexual politics and women’s rights. A Romeo and Juliet for adults, Livia, a widow, pursues sexual independence and in the process she destroys not only herself, but the innocent lives of those around her. WOMEN BEWARE WOMEN is a timely examination of the inherent pitfalls of a society that does not treat women equally and that treats love as a commodity.

Red Bull Theater is dedicated to the presentation of vital and imaginative productions of heightened language plays and to the development of new plays written in a similar vein. With a special focus on the Jacobean plays of Shakespeare and his contemporaries, Red Bull Theater aspires to challenge the intellect and engage the imagination of today’s theatergoers through company-created, resonantly provocative staging of great classic stories. Named for a London playhouse of the seventeenth century, the original Red Bull was the first of the English theaters to reopen after years of Puritan rule during which plays were banned. Founded in 2003, today’s Red Bull Theater embraces this rejuvenating spirit and aims to lead a renaissance of language-based classical theater in New York.”

The cast is really terrific, rehearsals are going smoothly and we open on Dec 9th for previews. I can’t emphasize enough what a pleasure it is to work in that kind of environment. This was how I knew theater could be and it will be very difficult to go back.  Hopefully that won’t be necessary.

In other acting news, I went up to Syracuse on Monday and Tuesday to do some  ADR (automated dialogue replacement) for Jr. Lab Ratz which is now finished being edited. It is slated to air all across PBS in NY state on Sunday January 25th at 7pm.

Training is actually picking up a bit despite the market and economic conditions and I am keeping busy with holiday planning. Very much enjoyed the fall weather and am thinking about getting back to some triathlon training beginning with some base running and biking.