It Finds Me When I Need It

January 24, 2019

Like many actors, I appreciate having a personal soundtrack that I listen to before the show, usually when I making my way to the theatre. Sometimes the songs are meant to excite me, get my blood pumping, leave me ready to tear down walls. Other times, it helps reframe my mind more into the head space of my character. And there’s the time where my preshow soundtrack was vocal warmups, because I was doing a musical and that scared the bejeezus out of me. (Read more...)

Sir Patrick Stewart and the art of storytelling

August 5, 2018

Okay, if you didn’t know this about me before, know it now: I am a giant nerd. I have been for most of my life – proudly, I might add. Heck, I built this website myself, and I’ve had it running in various forms for over a decade now. But I digress. One of my bits of nerd-dom is an affinity for Star Trek: The Next Generation, starring Patrick Stewart as Captain Jean-Luc Picard. (Read more...)

Backstage Q&A with Thomas Azar

July 27, 2018

The following is the extended edit of the interview that appeared in the July 27, 2018, issue of the Greenville Journal.

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My Teachers

July 15, 2018

As an artist, I owe almost everything to my teachers. Without them, I would be half the theatre artist that I am. Less than half, probably.

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Untitled poem - late one night

August 31, 2017

If one day the world stopped spinning would you notice the sun never rose or would you listen to the crickets endlessly singing their lullaby to the moon (Read more...)

The Ice Sculpture

November 28, 2016

This time of year is frequently a period of reflection: taking stock of what’s happened and what is yet to be. For a long while, I shied away from such reflection, because of personal issues with the season (although, who doesn’t have at least some issues with the holidays?). But this year, I find myself in a new headspace. Before I proceed, some context in case you, my dear reader, are unaware: my wife Maegan is pregnant with our first child, and she’s due at the end of 2016/beginning of 2017. (Read more...)

My Own Worst Enemy

March 29, 2016

Last night, I did something that took me well out of my comfort zone. For the first time in ten years, I auditioned for a musical. After the surprise of getting a callback subsided, I grew a little excited about the idea of doing something I hadn’t done in a long time. Plus, Maegan was here to help me negotiate what to do for a musical audition — she’s got loads of experience in this field, after all. (Read more...)