The last few weeks I’ve been posting a lot on Twitter, Instagram & Facebook about my newest live theatre project, “Take Me Out”. Most notable for winning the 2003 Tony Award for Best Play, the plot of the show can best be summarized as follows:
Much of the play is set in the locker room of a professional baseball team, and as such has an all-male cast that explores themes of homophobia, racism, class, and masculinity in sports.
The play’s main character, Darren Lemming, is a popular and successful mixed-race baseball player at the peak of his career when he decides to come out. Several of his teammates react strongly (some supportive and accepting, and some not), and the drama plays out over the course of a baseball season with tragic consequences.
I play the role of Toddy Koovitz. He’s one of Darrian’s teammates who is not supportive of the so called “coming out”. Toddy offers some levity & a little comic relief in a play with heavy themes & dialogue. Below is my description of Toddy I posted on Facebook last weekend:
His unconventional usage of the English language includes gems such as “rackled” and the timeless classic “Sancchewy”.
Sounds like someone only a mother can love… right?!?!
One of the things I absolutely love about acting, is totally “becoming” the character. There are several techniques actors employ however sometimes something as simple as a different hair cut or a change in facial hair can do the trick…. Observe the following
In my own daughters words…
I took that as a compliment!
Get Your Mustache
To pay homage to the new mustache I grew for this show… and mustache lovers everywhere….I’m offering the following mustache kit for FREE. Just pay a small shipping charge & I’ll send to you.
Be sure to post a selfie picture in the Facebook Group or Twitter after you get it. I would love to see if your mustache looks as cool as mine! Be proud of your stash