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.

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,