Come check me out in a wonderful revival of The Crucible by one of my inspirations for having a life in the theatre; Arthur Miller. I am most grateful to be playing Rev. John Hale; a truly rockin' role!
The show will have its final week of performances this Thursday & Friday @ 8pm, Saturday at 2pm & 8pm and Sunday @ 3pm, through April 4th at the Gallery Players Theatre. Don't miss it!!!
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"Daniel Damiano, playing Rev. John Hale, adds a complexity to his character. In the first act, before the gravity of the situation has been fully revealed, Hale's shallow puritanical logic makes for some easy laughs- and Damiano cleverly draws them out. But once the witch trial is in full swing, Hale has become a minister with blood on his hands, and his guilt only adds to the drama as the town falls deeper into the amoral abyss." - NY Post Online/Brooklyn Edition
"Damiano continues his solid performance, as his Reverend Hale turns from stoic businessman to adamant, then mournful minister." - Le Ann Garland, TheatreIsEasy.com
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Monday, February 8, 2010
I don’t want to give too much empowerment to the “calendar year”, as if the beginning of one must, in some way, reflect new thinking or some sort of rejuvenation. I think this should exist anytime, frankly,...but sometimes it does come in handy in terms of perspective and, somehow, can spawn even greater optimism for what’s ahead. 2010 thus far has been nice, in no small part because my play The Narrow World finally received its long-awaited World Premier. As I’d been shamelessly plugging for the last few weeks, it was the second production by the up-and-coming Fresh Baked Theatre Company, and ran at the Lex Theatre in Hollywood, CA for 3 weeks. Sunday it closed. Though I am sad at the fact that its run has come to an end and did not receive but just a couple of reviews, I take solace in the fact that its run was quite successful. We had several full houses over the course of our run, and audience response to the piece was consistently strong. If I get a bit down at the fact that it did not set the city on fire as one always hopes and, therefore, put me on the so-called "map", I can still take great solace in saying that it was the best excuse to travel to Los Angeles for the first time. I always vowed that my work would take me places where I might otherwise never go and, for that, I am extremely grateful. The care and affection that Fresh Baked invested in this play was much appreciated, as was the support of my L.A. playwright & actor friends who came out to support my work. Here’s to good things ahead! And speaking of looking ahead, I am fortunate that I do not have too much time to stew in my own lugubriousness, as I will soon be going into rehearsals for Arthur Miller's The Crucible. I’m very excited on many levels to be doing this play (again), no less because it is such rich material which contemporary theatre often seems bereft of. If we do it justice, which I know we will, it will further instill my reasons for practicing the craft of acting and playwriting. Of course, I’ll be shamelessly plugging this as we get closer to opening (March 20th), so thanks in advance for your indulgence. Lastly, I am looking forward to the first hard copy publication of one of my plays; The Enlightenment of Mrs. Cartwell will be published in the 2009 Estrogenius Anthology which, I hope, will be available within the year. How sweet it is!