Performed in 'Blogologues: Fake News & Sexbots'

I performed with Allison Goldberg and Jen Jamula in Blogologues at The People's Improv Theater on Friday, April 21st to a sold out audience. 

Blogologues is a live show where actors contextualize material found online and perform it word for word (typo's and all!). Some pieces we did on Friday were 'Birth Control Makes Women Unattractive and Crazy' by Milo Yiannopoulos and 'Homosexuality Exploding Among Youth' by Kirk Cameron and his brother, Paul Cameron.

RosaBaby's first short film, 'Be Sexy', is LIVE!

Back in November my writing partner, Alex Nader, and I won first place in the Give 'Em Hill Short Film Contest for our sketch, 'Pick A Pie' which parodied the undecided voter in the 2016 election. The contest was judged by James Franco and Emmy Award winning writer and producer of Sex and the City, Jenny Bicks. We won first place and with our cash earnings we produced our first comedic short, 'Be Sexy'. 

'Be Sexy' is about two friends attempting to have a threesome with a sexy stranger but their competitive nature ultimately gets in the way. 

Co-Produced, Directed, and Edited by Emmy Award winning Steve W. Thompson
In Association with Tiny Brian Productions
Featuring Justin West
Produced, Written, and Starring Alexandra Nader and myself
 

 

 

UCB DIVERISTY SCHOLARSHIP!

After a lengthy application process which involved essay questions, follow-up interviews, and months and months of waiting, I was notified yesterday that I will be the recipient of the Diversity Scholarship at Upright Citizen's Brigade. 

I begin my Sketch Writing 101 course on April 25th with instructor Caitlin Bitzegaio who has written for ESPN, MTV, CMT, truTV, Mad Magazine, A&E, Science, Lifetime, Nickelodeon, Above Average, Funny or Die, and PBS.

'Be Sexy' Screening Party!

Tonight RosaBaby is hosting a screening party for our first short film, 'Be Sexy', at Southern Hospitality in Hell's Kitchen at 8pm. 

'Be Sexy' was made on our prize money from the Give 'em Hill Short Film Contest which was judged by James Franco and Jenny Bicks; The short was directed by Emmy award winning Steve W. Thompson and starring Alex Nader, Justin West, and myself.

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RosaBaby at UCB!

Upright Citizen's Brigade is hosting a dance show where comedians will perform choreographed numbers for a panel of judges and a live audience. 

Come cheer for Alex Nader and me as we take you on "A Journey Through Kellyanne", a piece detailing Kellyanne Conway's epic adventure from Donald Trump's campaign all the way to his destructive presidency!

Friday, March 24th @ Midnight
UCB Chelsea 7$
 

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'The Surf Report' Accepted into Wicked Queer Film Festival!

'The Surf Report' is still making it's rounds in the festival circuit! Written by Tate Nova, directed by Comedy Central's Courtney Powell, and edited by Emmy-nominated Ana Vesilic, 'The Surf Report' is a short film about a boy Freddie (that's me!) trying to come to terms with the loss of his lover who disappeared while surfing in the Rockaways. 

The screening will be in Boston on Saturday, Apr 1, 2017 • 2:00 PM @ Brattle Theater. 

Check out Wicked Queer's website for more details on the festival!

Directing 'Blogologues: Alternative Facts'

Directorial Stage Debut! I had the pleasure of directing Blogologues: Alternative Facts!

Our show was on February 17th at the People's Improv Theater to a sold out audience. 

Blogologues is a live show where actors contextualize and perform content found online (i.e. Craigslist Missed Connections, Yelp Reviews, and viral Tweets). We brought the house down with "Birth Control Makes Women Unattractive and Crazy" by Milo Yiannopoulous! Stay tuned for more Blogologues shenanigans.

'The Surf Report' Goes to Africa!

So proud and honored to be a part of Uganda'a first LGBTQ Film Festival! Vice News even used a still from our short, 'The Surf Report'!

"This December, several hundred film fans from around the world are expected to gather in Kampala, Uganda. There will be no red carpet, no palm trees, and no billboards, just a series of text messages directing the guests to a series of otherwise undisclosed locations. Welcome to the Queer Kampala International Film Festival, the only gay film festival organized in a country where homosexuality is illegal."

'Pick a Pie' Wins the Give 'Em Hill: Short Film Contest!

My sketch has won first place in the Give 'Em Hill Short Film Contest! In addition, we have received 140 thousand views and over a thousand shares on Facebook.

PANEL OF JUDGES FOR THE CONTEST INCLUDE:

James Franco, actor, writer and director.

Jenny Bicks, screenwriter-executive producer: The Big C, Men in Trees, Emmy Winner for Sex and the City.

Marcie Bloom, former co-president and co-founder of Sony Pictures Classics and partner of Orion Classics.

Sofia Bonami, A24 Films.

Rebecca Chaiklin, documentary filmmaker: Another World, Lockdown USA, and Last Party .

Cindy Chupack, screenwriter-producer: Divorce, Better Things. Emmy winner for Sex and the City and Modern Family.

Paul Gale, comedian and filmmaker. Viral video creator. Former creative producer at the Huffington Post.

Audrey Gelman, communications strategist, national spokesperson for Rock the Vote, co-founder and CEO of The Wing.

Amy Harris, screenwriter-producer: Sex and the CityThe Comeback, The Carrie Diaries.

Akilah Hughes, comedian, Youtuber and writer.

Todd Louiso, actor and director. Director of Love Liza and Hello, I Must Be Going. Acting credits include: Jerry MaguireHigh Fidelity and Thank You for Smoking.

Joseph Mathew, indie filmmaker whose works include Crossing ArizonaBombay Summer.

Olivia Milch, screenwriter and director. Writer of all-female Ocean’s 11 reboot Ocean’s Eight, writer and director of Dude.

Becky Mode, playwright and screenwriter-producer. Her play Fully Committed recently appeared on Broadway.

Sam Pollard, editor, documentary filmmaker and professor at NYU’s Tisch. Two-time Emmy winner (By the People: The Election of Barack ObamaWhen the Levees Broke). Nominated for an Oscar along with Spike Lee for their film 4 Little Girls.

Julie Rottenberg, Emmy-nominated writer-producer on Sex and the City. Co-Showrunner of Bravo’s Odd Mom Out.

Elisa Zuritsky, Emmy-nominated writer-producer on Sex and the City. Co-Showrunner of Bravo’s Odd Mom Out.

Watch the one-minute contest version:

RosaBaby got picked up by Revry TV!

RosaBaby just got picked up by Revry, the first LGBTQ streaming platform for Apple TV. NewNowNet just reviewed it as "The gay Netflix we need".

You can check out all four of our sketches on the app, as well as 'When the Party Ends', the short film I co-wrote with KT Curran which was selected to be a part of the Cannes Short Film Corner of 2015.

 Download the app and stream us on all your devices!

'The First Time Club' is Wrapped!

Just wrapped a supporting role in the feature, 'The First Time Club', produced by Source Productions written and directed by KT Curran. 

'The First Time Club' is a coming of age film that follows a group of friends as they explore rites of passage together. They have a blood pact every month where they decide what their next first time experience will be; when one of the friends tests positive for HIV, the group is forced to examine the consequences of their actions.

Stay tuned for more FTC updates!

 On set of The First Time Club in Florida.   

On set of The First Time Club in Florida.