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The writing process…

Lena Dunham: “I write under duress, often in my bed, often at the last minute”

     This is me with my first short story assignment right now. I know exactly what I want to write, but I can’t seem to focus on writing. I figure I’m about half way done, and I have six hours to finish and do at least one edit.

Is it uncouth to drink at 9:00 in the morning??

On the plus side, I’m enjoying this class on short story writing. I’m learning a lot.

And for those interested, my story is about a man who wants to make toast, but doesn’t have any butter. So, he goes on a not so simple journey to buy some…Yeah.

Have an awesome day!

BIG NEWS!!!! Mr. Noteboom goes to Washington!!!

“…and then I woke up.” is traveling to Capital Fringe in Washington D.C., July 2015!!!

That’s right, everyone! My shows has been accepted to the 2015 Capital Fringe festival in Washington D.C. I’m extremely excited. I love D.C. It’s such a great town. And the chance to perform and make new friends and connections is super awesome.

More news on performance dates and venue to come in April. Stay tuned!!!

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!!! “…and then I woke up.” is in the 2015 Chicago Fringe Festival!!!

I don't need no freaking script! The thing on the music stand is my Zoom audio recorder. We filmed the performance.
I don’t need no freaking script! The thing on the music stand is my Zoom audio recorder. We filmed the performance.

I’m extremely excited to announce that my one man show, “…and then I woke up.” has been accepted to the 2015 Chicago Fringe Festival this coming September!!!

More details as I have them.

Great day! Thanks to everyone who has helped me get to this point so far. Especially Fred Curchack, Thomas Riccio, Brad McEntire and Audacity Theatre Lab, and Erin Singleton and everyone at Nouveau 47 Theatre!

This is the beginning of a great journey!

“…and then I woke up.” at the Audacity Solo Salon!

Monday night, December 8th, I performed a 20 minute selection from my solo show “…and then I woke up.” at the Audacity Solo Salon at the Margo Jones Theater in Fair Park, Dallas. The evening was hosted by Audacity Theatre Lab boss Brad McEntire, and featured performances by Brad and local writer/performer Adam A. Anderson.

I don't need no freaking script! The thing on the music stand is my Zoom audio recorder. We filmed the performance.
I don’t need no freaking script! The thing on the music stand is my Zoom audio recorder. We filmed the performance.

The evening was awesome! Brad opened with a selection from his solo show Cyrano A-Go-Go, the story of his entry into the theatrical world through Edmond Rostand’s play about the man with the big nose.

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Adam then gave his spoken word performance The Creation of an Asshole. It was dazzling. Rhythmic, rhyming, and brilliant.

Left to right: Adam A. Anderson, Brad McEntire & me!
Left to right: Adam A. Anderson, Brad McEntire & me!

Finally, it was my turn. Unfortunately, I was in the process of losing my voice and had somehow neglected to take some water up on stage with me. Nonetheless, the performance went very well. There were plenty of laughs, and the notes I got were things that would be corrected in the context of the full show. In that, performing only 20 minutes of a 60 minute show means there are some references that don’t quite make sense unless you’ve seen the first part of the show. But, that part has been workshopped to the point of being finely tuned. This middle bit was getting its first real spin outside of a classroom. Had to see what it could do, and came away happy.

The full show should be on display soon! Watch this space.

Dallas Morning News names “A Very Nouveau Holiday” as one of the Top 5 shows to see this weekend!

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Opening tomorrow, A Very Nouveau Holiday, of which my show Playing Santa is a part, was named by Dallas Morning News theater critic Nancy Churnin as one of the Top 5 shows to see in Dallas this weekend! Don’t miss it!

http://artsblog.dallasnews.com/2014/12/five-top-theater-picks-with-a-little-help-from-the-nouveau-holiday-elves.html/

“Playing Santa” – Two guys, dressed in the iconic red suit, are waiting at an audition to play Santa Claus. How exactly does one audition to play Santa? Come see the hilarious results for yourself!

My performances are specifically on Thursday and Saturday for the next two weekends (11th, 13th, 18th & 20th).

See the link for details.

https://www.facebook.com/events/375880529237000/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular&pnref=story

Photo by Robert Hart www.roberthart.com
Photo by Robert Hart
http://www.roberthart.com

BIG, BIG, BIG NEWS!!!! (coming soon)

Hello, everyone!

I got some very big news today concerning my show “…and the I woke up.”

I can’t share the details yet, but I will soon.

In short, though, you’ll all have an opportunity to see the show in the near future!

Until then, you can get a preview of what’s to come on Monday, December 8th at the Audacity Solo Salon!

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Check the link for more details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1732977533594481/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

Hard at work, preparing for a week of performances…

Soon…

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RSVP here…

Audacity Solo Salon (12/8/14): https://www.facebook.com/events/1732977533594481/?ref=2&ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

A Very Nouveau Holiday Show (12/11-12/21/14): https://www.facebook.com/events/375880529237000/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

A Very Nouveau Holiday Show! (Featuring me!)

Photo by Robert Hart www.roberthart.com
Photo by Robert Hart
http://www.roberthart.com

On December 11, 13, 18 & 20, I’ll be performing, alongside my good friend Lance Lusk, an original short play called “Playing Santa” at A Very Nouveau Holiday Show at the Margo Jones Theater in Fair Park.

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But, it’s not just Lance and me! Oh, no. It’s an entire evening of awesome short plays from some of the area best playwrights. We’re talking Brad McEntire and Ben Schroth up in here!

So, please go to the link below and RSVP. It should be a super fun show.

But note: I’m only performing on Thursdays and Saturdays. If you come on Friday or Sunday, I won’t be there. But, if that’s the only day you can go, you still should.

Ho, Ho, Ho, everyone!!!

https://www.facebook.com/events/409596222521296/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

The cigar band collage mosaics of Kim Jackson…

I wanted to take a minute to introduce everyone to my good friend and super talented artist, Kim Jackson.

http://www.kjackart.com

Especially if you’re looking for an awesome holiday or birthday gift.

Photo by Robert Hart www.roberthart.com
Photo by Robert Hart
http://www.roberthart.com

18″ x 24″ on canvas board

She’s a talented artist in many respects. You should see her on stage acting. Amazing.

But, she also works in visual art and her current work is nothing short of amazing.

Photo by Robert Hart www.roberthart.com
Photo by Robert Hart
http://www.roberthart.com

This Hitchock is actually for sale. It’s 36″ x 60″ on masonite. $6,000

Visit her website for more info and to contact her.

http://www.kjackart.com

It all started when she made me this piece for my birthday…

Photo by Robert Hart www.roberthart.com
Photo by Robert Hart
http://www.roberthart.com

18″ x 24″ on cardboard

There are made of 100% cigar bands. Even the fine details. It’s really amazing. I’ve watched her work and it’s mesmerizing. The amount of talent and attention to detail that goes in to each piece is mind boggling. Multiple artists have attested that they’d never be able to do the same thing. It takes a high level of technical skill, a dizzying attention to detail, and an pretty singular vision. It’s really impressive.

Photo by Robert Hart www.roberthart.com
Photo by Robert Hart
http://www.roberthart.com

18″ x 24″ on canvas board

And the best part? She does commissions!

Looking for that perfect holiday or birthday present?

Visit her website!

http://www.kjackart.com

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