Vincentio, the Duke of Vienna, leaves the city on a diplomatic mission and places the government in the hands of Angelo. A holy man and strict judge, Angelo begins enforcing antiquated laws and cracks down on the people of Vienna. Claudio, brother to the novice Isabella, is imprisoned by Angelo for impregnating his fiance. On the eve of taking her final vows, Isabella is told that her brother will be executed. When she asks for Claudio's freedom, Angelo provides her with a option - if you have sex with me, your brother will not die. A story of hypocrisy and the corruption of 'good' men in power, Measure for Measure is as relevant in the USA in 2017 as it was in 1603.
The Instigators -present- THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
Both Jack and Algy pretend their names are Ernest. Jack loves Gwendolyn. Algy loves Cecily. Both women love "Ernest." Miss Prism loves Rev. Chasuble--a celibate--and Lady Bracknell doesn't love anything much at all! Confusion ensues and tempers flare in this witty, scandalous farce.
Written by: Oscar Wilde Directed by: Christine Zagrobelny
Starring: Brian Dunlop, Kazuhiro Imafuku, Leslie Marseglia, Kaitlin Ryan McKendrick, Jessica Mosher, Fergus Scully, Sarah White, Blake Williams.
Get ready Lehigh Valley...something is rotten in the state of Denmark! The 9th Annual Allentown Shakespeare in the Park presents HAMLET Thursday, August 11 at 8pm Friday, August 12 at 8pm Saturday, August 13 at 2pm and 8pm Directed by Erik Pearson Daddona Park, Allentown FREE ADMISSION Get those picnics ready and see you in the park!
Blake will be playing Rosencrantz and Osric in this production.
Blake appears in this week's episode of MTV's new sketch comedy show MTV: DECODED. Today we go inside the mind of Franchesca and see how she thinks! Meet her emotions - Hope, Fury, Shade, Paranoia, and Weariness - as they help her navigate through the ups and downs of life – and racism? It's time we see what really goes on in this Inside Out parody.
Sketch Comedy by MTV Decoded with Franchesca Ramsey
MTV Decoded is a weekly series on MTV News where the fearless Franchesca Ramsey tackles race, pop culture, and other uncomfortable things, in funny and thought-provoking ways.
Produced by Kornhaber Brown TROLLOWEEN -a comedy horror short film-
Blake is excited to share a webisode he was recently cast in. The project, produced by award winning video production company Kornhaber Brown and directed by director/writer Morgan Evans (MTV, Letterman, SNL's Weekend Update) has just been released and is viewable online.
What happens when YouTube’s biggest beauty vlogger creates a murderous army of evil teenage trolls? Can anyone, including a group of awesome cosplaying NERDS, stop them from taking over the world? Find out in Kornhaber Brown’s TROLLOWEEN: a comedy horror short directed by Morgan Evans.
BY THE DASHBOARD LIGHT produced by Keasbey Mattison Filmworks
Blake is excited to share that he will be making his feature film debut in the indie production BY THE DASHBOARD LIGHT, written by Sienna Golden Malik and directed by Joe Ronca. The project is scheduled to shoot this fall in the Philadelphia area.
A driving instructor struggles to move his dysfunctional students forward and has just as much trouble progressing in his private life.
The Savage Detectives Theater Company presents THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT
From one of our most admired playwrights, an ambitious, complicated and often laugh-out-loud religious debate.
Set in a time-bending, seriocomically imagined world between Heaven and Hell, THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT is a philosophical meditation on the conflict between divine mercy and human free will that takes a close look at the eternal damnation of the Bible's most notorious sinner. This latest work from the author shares many of the traits that have made Mr. Guirgis a playwright to reckon with in recent years: a fierce and questing mind that refuses to settle for glib answers, a gift for identifying with life's losers and an unforced eloquence that finds the poetry in lowdown street talk.
At: UNDER St. Marks 94 St. Marks Place New York City April 3, 4, & 5 @ 7pm
What would you do to become King? Would you follow the advice of 3 strange women? Do you see dead people (at the dinner table)?? Bring friends, family and all those who love a good Scottish tale of murder, conspiracy and royalty!!!
Accidental Shakespeare Company is proud to present......Hit & Run Shakespeare: MACBETH
Prepare yourselves for fast-paced, high-stakes bardolatry. There is NO director, NO rehearsal, and NO plan: just pure, spontaneous PLAY! Our ensemble of actors will come together, fully memorized and with fully developed characters, to create a one night only, fully staged production of Shakespeare's shortest tragedy of MACBETH. (With WATER!!!)
The Accidental Shakespeare Company embraces the philosophy “Play on!” by bringing elements of improvisation to classical text. A referee will monitor the play and ensure that any dropped lines, missed cues, or slack entrances are punished appropriately. Each actor will costume themselves, and is required to bring one random prop to contribute to the play.
We encourage you the audience to contribute a prop as well!! A prop can be absolutely anything at all – a common household item, something random, something silly, something useful. Props will be placed around the playing space for actors to use during the performance. (Props will be returned after the performance, but please don’t bring anything extremely valuable or breakable. Thanks!)
We believe that the joy of live theater lies in its accidents and screw-ups — and watching actors deal with them creatively. The hilarity, tragedy, the life, the danger and the truth of MACBETH will emerge from this sense of play, and the dynamic it creates with you — our audience!
Visit AccidentalShakespeare.tumblr.com/hitandrun for more information about the 'Hit & Run' style and the rules of the game!
Come Play With Us!
A note to the audience: We are so proud to announce that this edition of Hit & Run Shakespeare is being done in an outdoor space! Like our Hit & Run Shakespeare: TITUS ANDRONICUS, which was around this time last year, we will be incorporating WATER into our production. So please come to the show PREPARED TO GET SOAKED!!
TICKETS: “Scoundrel”: $10 suggested donation “Drunken Rogue”: $20 (As a special thank you for your extra donation, receive ALL YOU CAN DRINK for the evening!)
Tickets available at the door. CASH ONLY. No reservations required.
Questions or comments? Please contact AccidentalShakespeareCompany@gmail.com
Blake will be playing Lennox/Murderer 2 in MACBETH.
Visit the Midtown International Theatre Festival for more details: http://midtownfestival.org/ On the eve of his first deployment to Iraq, Pvt. Steven "Stippy" Goodman discovers a mysterious box of letters from his grandfather, Lt. Chester A. Goodman. The letters hail from a time when Chester was also in the military, helping to service and maintain a vital supply route to the Russians through the Persian Gulf region during the second World War. At first arrogant and dismissive, Stippy finds himself reluctantly piecing back together a map that may lead him across an ocean of time to find relevance in his grandfather's experiences – as Chester and Stippy "war" over the changing face of war.
Blake will be playing Stippy in YESTERDAY IRAN/TODAY IRAQ.