Friday, April 23, 2004


It's Shakespeare's birthday today, so in honor of that, I'm doing a journal of the latest project I'm in. It's a touring school production of Much Ado About Nothing I'm cast as Don John and Dogberry (the villain and the clown, respectively.)

One of the interesting things about this project is that we are going from rehearsal to performance in 4 days (I told you, Shakespeare In A Hurry!)

Feel free to ask questions, make comments, or just enjoy my journal.

Read my Shakespeare Journal.

This Journal is being hosted on The WELL's pre.vue conference, where you can get a free taste of the WELL, the Whole Earth Electronic Link, one of the first online communities. I have been a member since 1991, and am the co-host of the theatre conference. If you like the WELL, and want to join, please do!

Tuesday, April 20, 2004


This is a great video using television techniques in perfect ways to point out the failures of Bush and company.

I just hope that Donald will allow it to stand!

Wednesday, April 14, 2004

Warwick Photographer wins Guggenheim

The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation recently announced its 2004 Fellowship winners. Among the 185 artists, scholars, and scientists selected from over 3200 applicants is Paola Ferrario a Warwick resident and photographer and Associate Professor of Art at Rhode Island College.

This is a very prestigious award with an average award of $37,000. The purpose of the fellowship is to further the development of scholars and artists by assisting them to engage in research in any field of knowledge and creation in any of the arts, under the freest possible conditions and irrespective of race, color, or creed.

To see Paolo's online gallery of work, click on the image below.

Sunday, April 11, 2004

The Repugnant Story of Clotario Demoniax

Teatro Tinglado is a Mexican puppet theatre company that creates puppet shows for adults.

Perishable Theatre will host a one-week residency of the internationally known puppet troupe from April 20-24, 2004. The company will present six public performances of The Repugnant Story of Clotario Demoniax, which the New York Times described as "brilliant puppetry and an enigmatic, wickedly funny tale of obsessive love and murder most foul; packed with imagination, invention and, best of all, humor." Demoniax's terrible, often hilarious exploits are played in and around a classic Punch & Judy set by actors working in concert with a host of ingenious props, puppets and other inanimate objects. This material is recommended for adults and high school juniors and seniors.

See below for all of the details! (And I'll see you at the show!)

April 20 - April 24, 2004 

At Rhode Island College's Foreman Theatre

600 Mt. Pleasant Ave., Providence, RI

Tuesday, April 20 @ 7pm
Wednesday, April 21 @ 7pm*

Thursday, April 22 @ 7pm
Friday, April 23 @ 8pm

Saturday, April 24 @ 2pm*
Saturday, April 24 @ 8pm

* Shows marked with an asterisk are En Espanol

Ticket Prices

Adults: $20

Students/Seniors: $15

Tickets Available Through

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Friday, April 09, 2004


Four smash-hit engagements at Trinity Rep since 1987 . . . the people have been clamoring for Avner the Eccentric!  Now, for the first time in five years, he's back.  In Exceptions to Gravity, Avner proves that he's one of the world's best thinking clowns, with his one-of-a-kind blend of clever silent comedy, astounding juggling and balancing acts, and audience participation.  With a wry and gentle stage presence, he pokes fun at the foibles we all recognize. The kids giggle and scream. The grownups laugh till they cry!  If you hate mimes, if you think clowns are just for kids, you've never seen Avner the Eccentric. Don't deny yourself!

Four shows only!
April 8th and April 9th at 7:00PM
April 10th 2:00PM and 5:00PM

For audiences ages 8 to 108!

Funding for Avner
is provided in part by the New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) as part of the NEA Regional Touring Program.  NEFA receives major support from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) with additional support from the state arts agencies of New England.


Thursday, April 08, 2004

Resist the Right Wing Agenda!

A fantastic parody of Queer Eye For the Straight Guy sponsored by Planned Parenthood, features a flash movie that skewers Pat Robertson, Pat Buchanan, Rush Limbaugh, Jerry Falwell, and Ralph Reed. It's hilarious, timely, and gets to the heart of the matter. I highly recommend it (and you can support the March For Women's Lives. Highly recommended!

Monday, April 05, 2004


Local actress Rose Weaver is turning 55, and in honor of that, (and as a way of raising money for the national publicity campaign of Rose's red hot solo show Menopause Mama ( see website), the friends of Rose Weaver are throwing her a birthday party. You should RSVP before April 10 if you want to go. Below is the announcement of the event:

Jazz and Surprise Tributes

Hors d'oeuvres, Cash Bar

Birthday Cake

Kindly RSVP by April 10th.



Honorary Stagehand  $ 55.00

Honorary Director    $155.00

Honorary Producer   $550.00

We Invite the Friends of Rose Weaver to

Celebrate and Support the National Launch of

"Menopause Mama"

This Mama's

Just Getting Started.

Monday, April 19,2004

6:00pm to 8:00pm

The Hi-Hat Club

Davol Square

Providence, RI

Please make checks payable to

Waterspill Junction, Inc.

(a nonprofit 501c3 company)

1595 Westminster Street

Providence, RI  02909

Thursday, April 01, 2004


Tonight through April 3, Charlie Hall, local comedian and originator of the Ocean State Follies, will be hosting the Rhode Island Comedy Festival. The festival will feature an open mike (tonight), an evening of standup (tomorrow night) a Saturday afternoon kid's show, and Saturday evening, excerpts from the Ocean State Follies (and related projects) and improv from Speed of Thought Players.

All performances will be held at the Odeum theatre in East Greenwich. Tickets range from $10-$20 (and if you want to catch all three evenings it's $35 total)

For more info, visit the website, or email Charlie Hall directly, or call him at (401) 353-2408