News & Views

The News & Views page is where you'll find updates on what MacLeod is up to and hopefully a thoughtful reflection or funny story here and there. This is the blog of my blog-site.

Thursday, July 31, 2008


I auditioned for Atlantic Theater's mainstage production of Farragut North on Monday. On Wednesday I got the call that I would be returning to audition again for the creative team, Director Doug Hughes, Writer Beau Willimon, and Associate Artistic Director Christian Parker. I went into Telsey + Co. today for the callback and auditioned again... handshakes were made, "good job" was said-unfortunately I didn't get any notes from the director, which is often not a good sign. I really don't have any idea how to read these things yet-good/bad. Even when someone says "good job", I'm not really sure what they're thinking. At any rate, I know that I did a good job on this one; I would have loved to have played with it more, tried some different things, but sometimes you only get the one chance to show your one interpretation and you hope it's the right one. Whether I get the part or not, I'm happy to have worked with this text and to have met the Creatives of a company that I really respect and whose work I admire. Good Things.


Tuesday, July 22, 2008

What's Next?

Next I will be in a new play by Keith Reddin as part of the NYC Fringe 2008. The play is called Too Much Memory. I got a part in the show after the producer, Daniel Talbott of Rising Phoenix Rep, saw me in Somewhere in the Pacific, the show I'm doing currently at Atlantic Stage 2 with the Potomac Theatre Project. Work begets work! On Monday I will hopefully be auditioning for Farragut North by Beau Willimon being produced at Atlantic Main Stage.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

How PTP is Going

So far the run of Somewhere in the Pacific has been going very well. We've had some very strong and supportive audience response.

I recently participated in a staged reading of a play, Crossing Over: The Vietnam Stories as part of PTP's After Dark series. I played a Cuban-American with a thick Spanish accent-a new challenge for me as an actor but I believe that I rose to the occasion with success. This coming Monday I will be in a staged reading of my friend Alec Strum's new play How to Stage a Proper Revolution. I will be playing a 9 year old boy, which I am very much looking forward to.

Recently I was offered a role in a new play by Keith Reddin to be produced by the Rising Phoenix Rep in it's WORLD PREMIERE as part of the NY Fringe Festival. I am delighted by this opportunity to connect with some strong artists and good people.

Today I also attended a call-back for a USC Film student's Thesis project, The Layabouts. Good Things.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008


Tonight is our second Preview for Somewhere in the Pacific. Last nights preview went very well! I also shot a Sprint commercial on Monday in Connecticut. It was very fun, everyone involved with the shoot was very fun and easy to work with. It was a laid back set, as laid back as a commercial shoot can be anyway. I spent the shoot Beat-boxing while my partner in crime Nicholas rapped about Cable Phone service. The theme was two very white friends get together after school to mess around with a digital camera and perform a little rap about Sprint, presumably to send to the company. It should be fun and I'll try to put footage up on my site as soon as I get copy. Tomorrow I'm auditioning for a USC Film School Thesis being shot in the city. Good Things.