Posted on January 13, 2014
Late Night Action with Alex Falcone, the show I direct and serve as head writer of, is moving to a new venue! For the third episode of the third season, we will be shifting to The Secret Society in NE Portland. We have a fantastic lineup for this Thursday’s 8:00pm show, sponsored by The Portland Mercury – more information below:
Buy tickets here: $10 in advance/$15 at the door.
Here’s my latest interview for Serial Optimist with comedy writer, director and producer Jason Woliner – he’s worked for a slew of awesome shows and is one of the members of Human Giant. I had a great time going through his work again. Enjoy!
A NIGHTMARE ON ELF STREET opened to a fantastic crowd on Friday, 12/6! On Saturday, 12/7, I pulled double-duty as a writer/director with another great performance of NIGHTMARE at 7:30pm, and then directed/served as head writer for the second episode of season 3 of LATE NIGHT ACTION WITH ALEX FALCONE at Action/Adventure Theater at 10:00pm.
LATE NIGHT ACTION featured a sketch I wrote for NIGHTMARE called “Seriously Worst Christmas Ever.” It’s a parody of A Christmas Carol and other other heart-warming holiday stories. The cast came along and energetically performed the sketch for the sold-out late night crowd. Guests that evening were Monica Drake, author of Clown Girl and The Stud Book, April Baer, host of State of Wonder on OPB, and HUMAN BEAT BOX MACHINE Fogatron.
All in all, an awesome weekend! I celebrated by sleeping all day Sunday.
We’re back with more NIGHTMARE this Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm at the Brody Theater – come out and get some holiday spirit shoved down your throat!
I had the pleasure of writing for the final week of SCRIPT TEASE, a new show at the Brody Theater that aims to bridge the gap between scripted and unscripted performance. I wrote the first six pages of a brand-new play with six characters called GAME NIGHT. After a cold read of the pages, the performers will drop the script and improvise the rest of the play. Directed by Domeka Parker, the show has sold out all its other performances and is getting rave reviews from audiences.
I can’t wait to see what they come up with! Check out the great write-up of the show in The Oregonian.
For the past few months, I’ve been working on putting together a Christmas show comedy show. Working with a talented team of writers and actors, we’re about to launch A Nightmare on Elf Street, a 90-minute trip through Santa’s worst Christmas. I directed, produced and co-wrote the show. Below is the press release:
Santa’s been kidnapped! The only thing standing between the jolly fellow and certain death at the hands of his holiday-hating captor is a treasure trove of festive sketches. Will Santa’s storytelling save him, or is this Christmas nightmare just beginning?
The Brody Theater, 16 NW Broadway, Portland, OR
December 6th- December 21st, 2013. All shows run Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30pm
Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door and $10 for students
Tickets can be purchased on the Brody Theater website: http://brodytheater.com/nowplaying.html
Nick Beaird, Jay Flewelling, Corin Garratt, Megan McGeorge
Nick Beaird, Alex Falcone, Erik Gernand, Caitlin Kunkel, Neven Mrgan
Directed & Produced by: Caitlin Kunkel
Assistant Director: Neven Mrgan
Technical Director: David Wester
All artwork designed by Neven Mrgan.