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AKY Episode 2

Episode 2 is here! In this week’s episode, Mike get to do some work on an artsy short, and proves that when it comes to dramatic deaths, “bigger” isn’t necessarily “better”. Featuring the comedic talents of Meghan Blakeman and Robbie Taylor, this episode gives new meaning to the idea of laughing at the face of death.

As always, if you enjoy the episode, please give us a “Like” and share with your friends!

American Kirare-Yaku is Here!

The first episode of American Kirare-Yaku is now live on YouTube!  I’m so humbled by the great work of my cast and crew on this series, and I’m incredibly excited to share it with the world.

Episode 1 features Mike (our erstwhile hero) explaining just what a “Kirare-Yaku” is, and going to work on a…unique…new action film.  Featuring the comedic talents of Erik Cheski and John DeSilvestri, it’s a hilarious peek inside the world of professional stunt professionals.

Hope you enjoy the episode, and if so, remember to give us a “Like” and a share!

American Kirare-Yaku is Coming!

I’m so excited to announce that after almost a year of work, my new webseries American Kirare-Yaku is coming this Labor Day!  American Kirare-Yaku follows the adventures of Mike, a lowly stuntman and fight choreographer trying to make a living in a job that’s all about dying.

Written and directed by me, and featuring the work of incredibly talented actors like Erik Cheski, John DeSilvestri, Amanda B. Goodman and Laura King Otazo (among others), American Kirare-Yaku is sure to tickle your funny bone as much as it broke mine.  The first episode will come out on Labor Day, and more will be released weekly through the month of September.  You can make sure you don’t miss an episode by subscribing on my YouTube Channel, or by following me on Twitter or Instagram (@DramaMatt, or look for #AKYSeries).

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!

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.

www.WhoMournsForBobTheGoon.com

 

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