Happy Belated Halloween! October is done, and with it that most scary (and fun!) of holidays. Luckily for me, October was also a month where I got to work on some really fun “spooky” projects, which were both smashing successes!
First, I was lucky enough to have a small part in Chris Carfizzi’s White Privilege Frankenstein, a riotously funny (no pun intended) short that takes on the ideas of race and privilege in America. Since our launch just about two weeks ago, White Privilege Frankenstein has been seen almost 3,500 times on YouTube alone, and more on Funny or Die, Vimeo and other sites. Actor Jesse Williams of Grey’s Anatomy has blogged about it. Pulitzer Prize winners, Charles Blow (NY Times) and Jonathan Capehart (Washington Post) have seen it, liked it and quoted it on Twitter. Now, it’s have been accepted into the Best Shorts Competition, an online festival. If you haven’t checked it out yet, go watch right now!
Second, on the very eve of Halloween (and into Halloween itself, actually) I was thrilled to be part of the cast of a one-night showcase at Dixon Place of Who Mourns for Bob the Goon?, a new play by Joshua Young. Directed by Lucia Bellini, this black comedy tells the story of a special therapy group for individuals who all think they are (or were) third tier comic book characters. The characters explore their past as the play switches from their realistic lives and settings to the fantastical comic book realms they think they inhabit. These fantastical realms range from Bob the Goon’s ‘Batman vs. Joker’ world to a post-apocalyptic Land of Oz. The showcase was fantastic–the picture above was the audience just before we completely sold out! The response form the crowd was nothing short of spectacular, and I can’t wait to see what happens with this piece next.
Now on to make November just as successful!