I made my San Francisco stage debut last weekend with GuyWriters Theatre Company, a local writing group that stages a production twice a year of original short plays by its members. This season’s title is Eat Our Shorts 4: Love and Other Disasters. A friend of mine acted in their show last season, and recommended me as a director for this season. I was lucky enough to be given Nick Brunner’s hilarious script 3 Characters In Search of a Date, a short meta-play featuring three characters explaining their failures in love (as the title suggests) but also includes a Narrator who can’t get the characters to do something less “boring.”
I directed the piece and also play the Narrator. Yes, it was an entirely selfish move, but I wanted to deliver those amazing lines. It’s been a great experience working with the three great actors who took the roles: Tonya Navaraez, Joe Sackett, and Nick Brunner himself. It was also a challenge to myself to force me in front of an audience again and have the opportunity to practice directing myself.
We were reviewed by the Bay Area Reporter, and I’m looking forward to two more weekends of working with my cast.
That’s me in the pic below, with Joe Sackett.