I'm honored to have been asked by one of my greatest theater mentors, Carol MacVey, to take part in her film adaptation of Anton Chekov's classic play The Seagull.
 
 
I will be playing Eli, a modern take on Ilya Afanasyevich Shamrayev.
 
At first, I totally misunderstood who I was playing, but now I get it.  ;)
 
 
Donations to help make this a reality can be found here.

 

 
 
I'm so excited to invite anyone who can make it to come see me play Lennie Small in the classic story "Of Mice and Men" by John Steinbeck.
 
From Texas Repertory Theatre's promotional materials:
 
In a time when dreams seemed a thing of the past, two unlikely friends dare to believe in a better life.  George Milton and Lennie Small, two migrant workers living deep in the wrath of the 1930's Dust Bowl depression, desperately cling to the belief that they are somehow different from those around them, as they have a future and their friendship to see them through.  This timeless & beautiful Pulitzer Prize-winning classic by John Steinbeck is a haunting reminder that even when we believe in them most, dreams may go wrong and "the best laid plans of mice and men often go awry."
 
Hope to see you there!

 

Very Exciting News! 

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 I am cast in the role of Father Etienne Rousselon in the workshop production of the new musical "Quadroon" with music by Joe Sample, music and lyrics by Johnatha Brook and book by Marc Mantell!

We'll be performing on July 13th at Ensemble Theater in Houston, TX.

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Proud to be a part of a stellar group of actors and production team.

The newest play by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Dinner with Friends and Collected Storiesfollows a wounded photojournalist and her husband in present day Brooklyn in the aftermath of the war in Iraq. A Tony nominee for Best Play during the 2010 Broadway season. "’What I tried to do with this play,’ Donald Margulies says, ‘is capture a sense of the way we live now, to dramatize the things that thinking, feeling, moral people are thinking about and struggle with — the issues of how to be a citizen of the world, how to show compassion, how to be involved, how to be true to yourself and your immediate loved ones.’" (Playbill.com)

“Mr. Margulies’s quietly powerful drama illustrates just how much pain and trauma are involved in the everyday business of two people creating a life together, one that accommodates the mistakes of the past, the reality of the present and the changes that the future may bring.” — Charles Isherwood, The New York Times

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I'm playing Catastrophic Theatre Incarnate!  I'm playing a cop!  I'm playing Death!  Come see me make an ass clown out of myself!

Tamarie’s back with the next installment in her series of super-popular, original musicals, but this time there’s a problem.

At the end of the opening number, the Theatre Police arrive threatening to close down the show.  They cite Tamarie for being in violation of the Ingénue Code, which relegates all actresses over the age of 40 to play character roles like nosy neighbors, crazy aunts, and dotty maids. 

The only way to save the show is to recast the role of Tamarie with a younger actress.  Removed from her own show, Tamarie attempts to connect with the youth of today in order to demonstrate her suitability to play the role of herself.

Tamarie Cooper's Old as Hell! features a live orchestra, an original score, an enormous cast, and more singing, dancing, and over-the-top hilarity than you can throw a pie at.

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