WPF is Unstoppable!

White Privilege Frankenstein continues to rack up accolades and attention, this time with a win for “Best Performance Web/New Media” at the Mawgill Film Festival!  If you’re keeping track, WPF has taken home awards in three different festivals: Magwill, TOFF and the Best Shorts Competition.

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In addition, WPF will be getting its first big-screen showing at the Katra Film Series!  If you loved the film and want to see it in person (and meet the talented cast and crew), or if you’re interested to see it formate first time, we hope you’ll join us on February 6th!

 

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We’ve got a Winner!

White Privilege Frankenstein continues to win accolades and followers! Chris Carfizzi has truly created a monster (of social progress).

WPF not only took home the award for Best Screenplay (written by Chris himself), but also an Audience Special Mention for The film itself. Congratulations to Chris for the continuing success of this great project!

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WPF in TOFF!

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Acronyms aside, I’m thrilled to announce that White Privilege Frankenstein is now available to watch and vote on at The Online Film Festival!  If you’ve watched and enjoyed the film, please pop on over and vote for us–it’s free, and it means a lot for a small production like ours.  If you haven’t seen the film, now’s a great time to go check it out!

Critical Love for “Bob”

I’m thrilled to share that the folks at Times Square Central came to see our showcase production of Who Mourns for Bob the Goon? at Dixon Place, and they loved it (and rather liked me as well)!  You can read the full review here.

An excerpt:  “Playwright, Joshua Young, skillfully masters the psyches of his characters so that we may look voyeuristically at the kind of every day life that precedes [sic] war. Young manages to find light and humor and depth and reality. Beautifully directed by Lucia Bellini, this play is well worth seeing.”

Given that the purpose of the showcase was to help get this new work to to the public and drum up interest in the show, we couldn’t be happier that it’s now being noticed critically as well.  Keep your eyes on www.WhoMournsForBobTheGoon.com and my site for more news on the future of this piece!

Double, Double, Toil and…Success?

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!

WPFFirst, 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!

 

GetAttachmentSecond, 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!

 

It’s ALIVE (and topical!)

I’m so thrilled to be able to share White Privilege Frankenstein, an amazing short film by Chris Carfizzi that I was lucky enough to play a small part in.  The film is very funny, but also very topical in that it’s a way for Chris (and really, all of us involved) to contribute to the ongoing dialogue about race, power and privilege in this country.  So if you’ve got a moment, give it a watch and (if you enjoy it), a Like or a Share!

 

Coming Soon: Bob the Goon!

Looking for something fun to do this Devil Night/ Hell Night / Gate Night (or whatever the night before Halloween is called near you)?  Come out to see the one-night-only showcase production of the brand-new play Who Mourns for Bob the Goon? at Dixon Place.  This piece has been in development for almost a year, and after a few very successful readings (and an award at the Plant Connections Theatre Festivity) we’re very excited to finally share it in a fully-produced form.

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Who Mourns for Bob the Goon?

Who Mourns for Bob the Goon? is a new play about a man who believes he is the obscure comic book character ‘Bob the Goon,’ a loyal Joker henchman from the Batman comics. The audience follows Bob as he attends a special therapy group for individuals who all believe they are (or were) third tier comic book characters. Bob starts to unravel after the admittance of a new woman, Langly, into the group.

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.

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Written by Joshua Young

Directed by Lu Bellini

 

One night only! October 30th, 2015, 10:00 P.M.

Dixon Place, 161 Chrystie Street, New York City

 

$12 General Admission

$10 Students and Seniors

 

Featuring: Michael Fewx*, Elise Hudson*, Jon Carhart, Phillip Smith*, Dani Baum*, Matthew Rini, Jolynn Carpenter and Matt Mingle.

*These actors appearing courtesy of Actor’s Equity Association

 

Production Management: Zoupanou Katerina

Stage Management: Evelyn Benitez

Projection Design: Shana Solomon

Animnation: Rudy Agretsa