I’m a little behind on the upkeep of my duties to keep this news page up to date, so here goes. Quite a bit to talk about.
Firstly, in February – I was cast as both leading characters RAF pilot and adventurer Kirk Blazer and evil mastermind Lord Welton in the first staged reading of Spirit of the Pharaoh, a new, exciting graphic novel by Simon Furman and Terry Jervis. I’ve helped with their promotion at my very first Comic-Con, as well – and hope to stay involved in the future feature film adaptation.
Taking a trip back to the Motherland, I was very excited to be on stage for the first time since I left my hometown Deventer over 9 years ago (the local newspaper even called it a ‘home game’, haha!) I was invited to join as a performer for an edition of Uitgelezen Verhalen in the idyllic Theater Bouwkunde, where three actors and a musician make literature come alive through performance. I ended up reading / performing a short story from Robert Coover: ‘Going for a Beer‘, and a short story from Mensje van Keulen in Dutch. Thanks to Pieter van Scherpenberg for inviting me.
Finally, perfectly timed for a double work-trip to the Netherlands, I joined the team of Sherlocked for an immersive, completely interactive theatre show called The Grande Investment Ball in castle Wittenburg in Wassenaar. In collaboration with the Amsterdam tech conference ‘The Next Web’, we facilitated a theatrical interactive show where the Duke of Tech and his P.A. (call me Sasha) hosted an afternoon where we brought 200+ participants and budding entrepreneurs in contact with actual investors. Very cool to see how theatre and performance can evolve into a more corporate atmosphere.
There’s lots of work coming up, as well. I’m currently in rehearsals for a production of Much Ado About Nothing in London, have been shooting an exciting TV-show I can’t yet talk about, and have got work in Berlin and France coming up. Just riding on the momentum, baby..