This fall has been a busy season! Several staged readings, including playing Sherlock Holmes in the new libretto Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Fallen Giant, commissioned by American Lyric Theater. This was my second reading this season with ALT and Larry Edelson, and I thank them and my management Uzan International Artists for these unique opportunities. It's such a fascinating process to be a part of any new work, but this is a particularly special experience because the final libretto will, naturally, be sung! I hope that we actors helped the composer Evan Meier and lyricist E.M. Lewis in clarifying this invigorating text, and I anxiously anticipate hearing the opera, set to workshop this spring!
Two other readings I had the privilege to take part in were: Love, Genius, and a Walk by Gay Walley and directed by Myriam Cyr, performed at the legendary restaurant Sardi's and commissioned by the Gustav Mahler Foundation; and the family comedy-drama The Octette Bridge Club with The Twelfth Night Club, the oldest continuing female theatre group in the world, dating back to the 19th century! My dear friend and wonderful actress Joan Shepard directed. As a teenager, I interned with her summer stock company River Rep in Ivoryton, Connecticut. We did everything from The Mystery of Edwin Drood to Much Ado About Nothing by Shakespeare to Light Up the Sky by Moss Hart. Where does the time go?!
I also recently finished recording my eighth book for the blind with the New York Public Library, The Trace by Forrest Gander. Finally, and most significantly, I signed on with a fantastic director and producer for my feature film The Thin Place. More details on this coming soon....all I can say right now is that I am absolutely ecstatic, as all the pieces seem to be falling into place...it just proves that if you trust and do the work, it'll happen!
OH...and my non-profit film company The Great Griffon has officially received tax exempt status from the IRS! This might be the best news ever!
Below is a picture I took Columbus Day weekend when I did a bit of location scouting for The Thin Place. That's my friend Lindsay's dog Ede (short for Edelweiss) in the photo. My doggie Mickey was there too, of course (He's the official mascot of The Great Griffon!), but he's hiding in the bushes.
Have a fantastic day, and thank you, as always, for your support.