Wednesday, April 05, 2006

daily kos

Hi all,

Those of you who know me know that I am not a politically-minded guy, I don't tend to hold forth about politics or Bush or Iraq or whatever the topic of the moment is, but like most people in the arts, I do harbor a belief, no, scratch that, I know for a fact that the left is way better than the right, and that I would love to see Democrats in charge in 2008. Today in the Chronicle there was an article about a Blog out of Berkeley by liberal politico Markos Moulitsas ZĂșniga. His blog is apparently now the most popular liberal blog on the web. The story was interesting because he seems to be keeping it real and fending off donations from party muckety mucks that would put him in their pockets. His story of growing up a dweeby teen who hid out in the library during lunch in highschool and who tried a lot of things before finally finding his voice resonated with me. Anyway, I have subscribed to his blog, and it seemed like it would be a good thing to pass on to people of conscience like all you folks out there at home.

Good night, and good luck.

get your Shakespeare on

Hi all,

A colleague of mine from the Drama School, David Koppel, has started a company and they will be doing a production of As You Like It this summer in Alameda. David is a great guy, and a very talented actor. He is currently appearing in Death of a Salesman at the Altarena Playhouse.

Here is the information on the auditions:

ARClight Repertory Theatre
A new Bay Area production company dedicated to the creation of dynamic, imaginative and entertaining theatre is holding AEA/Non-AEA auditions for its inaugural summer production of Shakespeare's AS YOU LIKE IT at Alameda's Altarena Playhouse.

Artistic Director David Koppel, will direct this production set in 1789 France prior to the revolution.

Performance Dates: July 7 - 23 / Fridays/Saturdays at 8pm & Sundays at 2pm.

Rehearsals: Mon-Thurs (evenings) & Saturdays (early afternoons)

Auditions: Mon. 4/24, Tues. 4/25, Wed. 4/26 from 7:30pm - 10:30pm

Callbacks: Tues. 5/2, Wed. 5/3 from 7:30pm- 10:30pm

All Auditions/Performances will be at the Altarena Playhouse
(1409 High St. Alameda/

Prepare: 2-3 minute monologue from Shakespeare's As You Like It or another appropriate Shakespearean comedy. / Cold Read scenes from play provided at auditions. / Be prepared to sing a folk song a capella.

Questions/Confirm Date of Attendance:
Email David Koppel (

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