Monthly Archives: July 2010

Auditioning for commercials

Auditioning for stage plays and auditioning for commercials are about as similar as teeing off with a driver and making a putt. And right now, I think my commercial audition skills might be even worse than my golf game. I just finished a callback for a thirty-second commercial in which I was to play a […]

Interview with CringeFest artistic director

Melba LaRose was interviewed about the International CringeFest, now running in Times Square. She mentions that one of her favorite pieces in the festival runs under five minutes. Hmmm … Phil in Customer Service runs under five minutes. Could she have been talking about me?

Harvardwood

I’ve recently become co-chair of the Boston chapter of Harvardwood, a group of Harvard alumni, students, faculty and staff involved in arts, media, and entertainment. If you have a relationship with Harvard (and with the arts, media, and/or entertainment) and would like to get involved in chapter activities, please contact me.

Upcoming audition

On August 1, I’m auditioning for Christopher Durang’s Durang Durang, to be produced by Bad Habit Productions this fall. Wish me luck.

Sex Encounters getting a big profile

The International CringeFest in New York is divided into several themed evenings, and my two short sketches are both part of “Sex Encounters of a Disturbed Mind.” (My film, “The Boss Gets Some Bad News,” will open every night of the festival.) “Sex Encounters” is looking to be the marquee event. It will be playing […]

Extra! Extra!

I’m not supposed to blog about it, so all I can say is that I spent┬áthe day working as a background actor in a major motion picture that’s been shooting in and around Boston this summer. It was a lot of fun and it was terribly boring — but worth doing again!