My Year Without Violence

Film, My Year Without Violence, Theatre

Over the past two months I’ve been considering my decision to abstain from violence in 2017.

The thought first came to me when I was writing to my older brother about HBO’s new television series, Westworld. Like so many others, I was really kind of thrilled about the show. I love sci-fi, puzzles, and philosophy. And there’s this great list of contributors to the whole: Michael Crichton, Jonathan Nolan & Lisa Joy, J.J. Abrams, Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris, and many more.

My Role in Elizabeth Gunness

Film, Performance

From 2002-2004 I worked as an actor at the Warehouse Theatre in Greenville, South Carolina. At that time, they had a company of young actors called “journeymen” who were paid  a monthly stipend to audition for and play a variety of roles throughout the season, crew shows, and teach week-long Shakespeare residencies in the public school system. Great idea… now defunct for a number of years due to changing administration.

It was a valuable transition for me between an undergraduate education in Art and my later graduate studies in Acting. Just before I left for the PTTP at the University of Delaware in 2004, I acted in an independent film shot in and around Greenville entitled Elizabeth Gunness.

Below is a reel of some of my scenes from the film. I was a somewhat “slow” handyman named Stan who eventually is done in by the protagonist.