Mississippi Mud Production's SeaGull69 recently completed its run in New York. This imaginative and successful adaptation of Chekov's The Seagull was interesting, successful and one of the most creative experiences I've known.
Under the incredible direction of Austin Pendleton, we adapted Marian Fell's translation into Benedict Canyon, California in 1969. Retaining the beautiful language, while adapting where necessary to fit the more contemporary era. An era with many parallels socially, politically and personally to the time in history when Anton Chekov's The Seagull was originally written and is normally placed.
Austin encouraged the cast's full participation in the process and I loved every minute of working with him and this very talented group of actors.
In addition, I experienced the great privilege of acting with Austin Pendleton in the play. He was Dorn and I, Shamraev. (We called me Sham.) Each performance was a beautiful and challenging experience. Being on stage with Austin is as good as it gets. Always a challenge there in his eyes and always support pouring out toward all the actors.
Thank you Austin, Jen Danby, the Producer, and Mississippi Mud.
Running at The Quad Cinema on w.13th street through May 8th
Tammy Faye Starlite performing Marianne Faithful's Broken English at Joe's Pub at the Public Theater in NYC on May 13, 2014. Tammy and her band will be performing Nico Underground in September, 2014! Her performances continue in 2015!
Temple of the Souls has completed its run at Theatre for the New City, in NYC.
Great response from wonderful, enthusiastic audiences. I had a great time performing the powerful songs and journey of Don Severo.
In March, 2015 I appeared as Head Coach Jim Nash on The Mysteries of Laura for NBC/Universal. Episode "Dodger Draft".