After performing in several "cold" staged readings with the Instant Shakespeare Company, I was cast in a full production of The Tempest again, this time playing Ferdinand, the ship-wrecked prince.
You can watch some clips from this 2011 show here: the girl singing at the beginning is Chrissy Sheehan, who went on to found the What Dreams May Co. (a Shakespeare group) with some other actors I know. Scroll down to read one of our several mentions in the New York Times.
This time Prospero’s island is a small but lush part of Manhattan: the West Side Community Garden, which in association with DramaTune is presenting this one-hour version of Shakespeare’s play. Adapted by Morna Murphy Martell, “A Mini-Tempest” is part of the series Shakespeare in the Garden, intended to introduce the canon to children. Small theatergoers often come in costumes and participate in the tale, performed by members of the Instant Shakespeare Company. (Through Aug. 14.) At 5 p.m., West 89th Street between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues, (718) 815-8689, westsidecommunitygarden.org; free.