… While Trying to Remember my Lines

Tonight I’m going to do something I’ve never done before. I’m going to go on stage as an understudy. I am rather terrified. However, it’s for a good cause. September was a difficult month for Chicago’s theatre community. Aside from my...

Season on the Line

The House Theatre of Chicago’s Season on the Line, written by my friend and A Crew of Patches cohort Shawn Pfautsch, opens tomorrow night. The story serves two roles: First, it is an adaptation of Moby Dick. The play transfers the themes of the classic American...

A Brief Self-Reflection

After watching two days’ worth of musical theatre auditions, I know one thing: I really wish I’d kept up with singing after high school. If I do say so myself, I was pretty good. With some classes, I think I could have been very good. Everyone I saw up...

The Jeffs

The 41st annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards happened last night. It was my second time attending, and first time as a nominee. It was a thrill and a privilege to be there. I admit I am disappointed I did not win, but there is truth to the cliche that it was an honor just...