Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Company Member Update: The Adventures of Sean Thomas

Ruby Wilder is opening this weekend at Teatro Luna produced by Tympanic and directed by my buddy James Palmer (who recently directed me in Red Tape Theatre's production of Elephant's Graveyard ). Brooke Allen has written a non-linear piece that races along much like our memory and feelings do. This is a wonderfully dark and sometimes humorous dive into the human psyche as told by a survivor of an abduction by a serial killer.

I've had a great time exploring my role, Ozzie and discovering what makes him tick while avoiding the trap of playing him as "evil".

Right after Ruby opens, I will be delving into to the abuses and atrocities of communist Romania in Theatre Y's production of Porn by Andras Visky. It's a beautifully written poetic telling of a true story by one of Romania's most celebrated artists. I will be playing the role of Anti who is the father figure, artistic sponsor, and omnipresent conscience of Porn, the heroine. We are slated to take the show to LaMama in NYC in the Fall of 2013.

And lastly, I will be jumping into A Christmas Carol this holiday season at Drury Lane Oakbrook playing Old Joe and Charity Man while understudying Scrooge. What an exciting Fall and early Winter!

Hope to see everyone while House Managing for Pygmalion at Theatre Wit or monitoring auditions for Hauptmann and Kiss of the Spider Woman with my home team, BoHo Theatre.

-- Sean Thomas is a company member of BoHo Theatre. Past credits include Big River and last seasons production of Tartuffe. Keep an eye out for Sean and his theatrical adventures through the holidays.