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.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Weddin' Bells a'Ringin'

Heading back to KY this week to perform my duties as best man to my beloved brother Jackson who is marrying the delightful Elizabeth Gatewood. Couldn't be happier for both of them and am looking forward to a joyous week filled with good friends and a lot of laughter.

Good Things,

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Excerpt from Monsters of Men

This is a book that I recently co-narrated with Nick Podehl and Angela Dawe. I wanted to bring your attention to it because I think it's an exciting and emotionally engaging sci-fi audiobook with full and heartfelt narration from all involved.


Monday, October 18, 2010

Keeping Busy

After completing principle photography for "Found in Time" and the workshop production of "The Sunken Living Room" I have been keeping busy. Projects since have included: A reading at Primary Stages of "Besharet" by Chana Porter; A reading of the screenplay "Love a Nurse" by David Caudle; A performance at this year's Rattlestick Playwrights Theater benefit event called The Rattlestick Theater Jam; A performance tomorrow at Alivewire Theatrics' benefit event; and three more audiobooks. I continue to record voice over's for Insight Communications.

Furthermore, my brother is getting married and we just said goodbye today after his five-day bachelor party, WHICH WAS AN AMAZING GOOD TIME!

Good Things,

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Indie Film!

I have just been cast in the leading role of an independent feature film called Found in Time!

Here is a link to the film's facebook page:

Workshop of David Caudle's The Sunken Living Room

Casting has been announced for David Caudle's The Sunken Living Room, to be performed September 14, 25 and 26 at 8pm at Theatre 80 as part of the Howl! Arts Project. Enrico Maria Lamanna will direct the production.

Set in suburban Miami, Florida in November 1978, the play focuses on an effeminate and studious 16-year-old who is trying to finish a book report for school, and the dysfunctional family who won't leave him alone.

The company will feature Brian Miskell (Wade), Macleod Andrews (Chip), Karen Giordano (Lynnette), and Laura Ramadei (Tammy).

The creative team includes Stefano Pirandello (lighting design), Austin Bransgrove (sound design), and Makoto Takada (costume design).


Monday, July 26, 2010

An Exciting Summer

So sorry, I've been out of touch for this long!

So far it's been a very rewarding Summer. I'll spare you a tome and just stick to the basics of what's been going on for the last few months:

I went to Kentucky to shoot an independent film with writer/director Lyman Creason. A Hitchcockian thriller through and through! Really wonderful and talented people on set. Lots of fun.

Audiobooks, Audiobooks, Audiobooks! Pretty much every week that I haven't been out of town. Exciting highlights:
I directed a book, Half Brother by Kenneth Oppel narrated by Daniel DiTomasso.
Just Finished recording the Sequel to Sandman Slim by Richard Kadrey Kill the Dead.
The book was directed by Paul Ruben of Paul Ruben Productions. A fantastic director.
I will be recording Wildfire Run by Dee Garretson for HarperChildren's Audio.
This is my first book with Harper Audio, all previous being recorded with Brilliance Audio and Audible Inc.

Next week I will be traveling to Louisville to film a music video and some sketch comedy with Indie Filmmaker Stu Pollard

Aside from work, I spent a beautiful sun soaked week in Maine, and while in Portland had the good fortune of hearing The Mallett Brothers Band live in concert! This is what Country Music is supposed to sound like- a driving beat reminiscent of Johnny Cash, alternately heartfelt and fun songwriting, grizzled but melodic vocals and dirty guitar licks.

In fact, Here's a live recording of one of their many great songs:

Good Things,

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

GREAT theater! and you can afford to go!

If you want to see a great new play, check out DUTCH MASTERS at the Cherry Pit Theater presented by Labyrinth theater company, written by Greg Keller. It stars the incredible Seth Numerich (my Slipping co-star) and Amari Cheatom. Friendly associations aside, this is an incredible play that needs to be seen. so go see it! Just $15

Saturday, May 22, 2010

This Sunday and Monday: THE LAST THREE DAYS

I will be in a reading of a new play by Maya MacDonald, directed by Jessica Bauman

Sunday 5/23 7pm at 3LD Art & Technology Center
80 Greenwich St. (btw Edgar and Rector)

Monday 5/24 4:30pm at Primary Stages
307 W. 38th St. Suite 1510 (btw 8th and 9th aves.)

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Rattlestick Reading Series

I will be doing a staged reading at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater on Tuesday, May 11. If you haven't heard of Rattlestick's Evening Reading Series, you gotta check it out! and not just the one I'm doing. It's FREE and you get to hear great new plays, and support a Superb Theater company. I've always loved going to readings because I get to be part of a play's process and development. I love that energy. No pretense, just, "here's a story we're trying to tell, will you let us tell it to you, so that we can make it better?" It's something basic and raw. I think it's usually every Tuesday night, though sometimes they shake up the schedule. Hope to see you there!



Written by Napoleon Ellsworth
Directed by Jessica Bauman

Tuesday, May 11th 2010, 7pm

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater
224 Waverly, just west of Seventh Ave. South

"Nicholas, a sixteen year old boy, attempts to escape the
turbulence of his home life and pursue his dream of being a motivational speaker for the astronauts."

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Good New Plays

Recently performed in a reading of a new play based on the Newbury Award winning novel, The Wednesday Wars adapted by Kirsten Kelly (director of Slipping). Really a wonderful story. I think this piece will have a life all over the country. Make my fellow RPRer some money!

Books, Books, Books!

Back to back to back with Audible. They've had me recording out in Newark every week for the past 3 or 4 and there's one more to go, thus far. Then maybe a nice trip over to Michigan to visit my friends at Brilliance. I've been receiving some very kind notes regarding The Lock Artist. I am so happy that people are enjoying listening to these stories. I may anonymously publish a few on here, haven't decided. Just finished Faces of the Gone by Brad Parks. Next up, Flash Burnout.

The Things They Carried

Barrington Stage was a wonderful host to this reading. This ended up being a very powerful piece of theater for us as well as audiences even as only a staged reading. Thank you so much to the community of Pittsfield and to Barrington Stage Company. It was an honor to tell these stories. Thank you to the other actors, Tim Rush and Alex Cendese for your talent and commitment. Thank you Julie for conceiving the project and Mark St. Germain for your insight and delicate direction. I look forward to developing this project further!

Good Things,

Monday, April 12, 2010

Barrington Stage

heading up to Barrington Stage for a week to work on and present a staged reading of a new theatrical adaptation of the Vietnam Story The Things They Carried.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Naked Angels

I'm excited to be doing a reading with Naked Angels Theater Co. (Next Fall) on Monday.

Great script/director/company. Always a joy to work with good people.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Rattlestick Theater Jam

Just had a great time performing for Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's first annual Theater Jam Fundraiser. I performed with Seth Numerich in a One Act by Daniel Talbott called What Happened When. A fantastic night of theater with wonderful people.

In other news: Have begun a year long campaign doing Voice Over work for Insight Cable. I am currently recording the longest book I've ever done, the Sci-Fi novel Footfall by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle. I'm sort of moving, or rather, my roommates and I are annexing a second apartment...

Friday, March 19, 2010

Earphones Award

Audiofile magazine just awarded my narration for The Spectacular Now by Tim Tharp an Earphones Award. My friend and fellow Middelbury Alum Julia Whelan has also been awarded an Earphones Award for her reading of The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson.

Good Things,

Thursday, January 14, 2010