showcase is done, info on TWELFTH NIGHT run, NYC here I come, October is here so dun dun duuuunnnnn

Thank you so much to everyone who came out to either of our Old Globe / USD Shiley Graduate Theatre Program Acting SHOWCASES in New York City and Los Angeles. The support and buzz was inspiring, and it was especially great to meet some terrific alumni doing excellent work in both major artistic hubs. I feel incredibly lucky to have finished my graduate school experience with something both so fun and so advantageous to my career!

Based on response, I will be heading back to NYC by the end of November, a community and city I know and love well. More details on that soon.

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me jumping back into the industry like … (thanks Courtney Lindberg for the photo)

Meantime, TWELFTH NIGHT with The Old Globe’s Globe for All program starts rehearsals tomorrow! Information on this fantastic project can be found here. We run November 2nd – 19th in various venues around San Diego, with most performances totally free of charge. Come check us out!

Summer Shakespeare @ The Old Globe … GO

Only 4 DAYS (!!!) after finishing graduate school classes on the University of San Diego campus (and with just 6 months left in San Diego with this amazing MFA track), rehearsals kick off TOMORROW for a new project… the summer Shakespeare season at the Old Globe!

First up is RICHARD II, where, in addition to playing Green and Surrey, I’ll be understudying the title role. I’m unbelievably grateful, and excited to start.

More information can be found here:

https://www.theoldglobe.org/pdp/17-summer-season/king-richard-ii/

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That’s me – with the shield – in the understudy run of The Old Globe’s LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST (dir. Kathleen Marshall) sharing the stage with Jake Millgard. Photo : Makha Mthembu

And stay tuned for information on HAMLET later in the summer!

grad school is *nearly* over?

Time flies when you are … passionately engaged in a process of improving as an artist. I’ve loved and grown so much over the past couple years in San Diego, and after this spring break there are only a couple more projects ahead in my time as a student-artist.

I  just closed this project, a new translation of Sophocles’ AJAX (photos by Daren Scott):

And now, I’m looking forward to performing the thesis that I’m writing, and the summer productions at The Old Globe.

Stay tuned for news on the thesis performance, the coming summer, and then our MFA showcases in Los Angeles and New York City next September.

//Lorenzo

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“A word does not start as a word – it is an end product which begins as an impulse, stimulated by attitude and behavior which dictate the need for expression. This process occurs inside the dramatist; it is repeated inside the actor… The true path to the speaking of a word is a process that parallels the original creative one”

— Peter Brook