“Return Sasyk To The Sea” Screening Online

This beautifully made documentary by my friend Andrea Odezynska will be available to screen online this coming Thursday the 10th through Monday the 14th at https://twe2022.eventive.org/…/61fb2712b7df2f006329a7d0…

It’s a truly moving story about a group of Ukrainian activists seeking to rehabilitate a sensitive wetlands region decimated by a Soviet-era reclamation project, and of course it’s all the more poignant in light of what’s currently happening in Ukraine. Strongly recommend watching it if you get a chance…

Two Monologues in Upcoming Smith and Kraus Collection

Very pleased to announce that monologues from my short plays “The Booth” and “Post-Mortem” will be included in “The Best Men’s Monologues: 2022,” being published later this year by Smith and Kraus, Inc.

Thanks to Robert Galinsky, Actor Trade, and the cast and crew of “Sex, Death, Love, and Other Improbabilities,” in which both these plays appeared, and also the cast and creative team at my longtime creative home Neo Ensemble, which also produced “Post-Mortem” in “Neo’s Show of Shows.” And special thanks to playwright and Smith and Kraus editor Debbie Lamedman for including these monologues.

I’ll post again when the book is published later in the year, but in the meantime, here are links to the performances of “The Booth” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9avnWNHVFA and “Post-Mortem” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqD9-bGoxD8 from “Sex, Death, Love, and Other Improbabilities.” And here also is the Neo Ensemble production of “Post-Mortem,” coming at the 21:20 mark here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TALD0AC93D4&t=1255s Thanks again everyone!

The Magical Pierogi Truck

One of the foods I missed most when I moved back to Los Angeles from New York many years ago were the potato pierogies served up in the Polish and Ukrainian coffee shops in the East Village.

Little did I know that one day there would be a magical truck offering pierogies right here in my own neighborhood in L.A., though sadly this one that I saw on Melrose just a few minutes ago wasn’t open for business at the time…