Long Island Theatre Collective --presents-- A BEHANDING IN SPOKANE & THE ZOO STORY
A mysterious man named Carmichael has been searching for his missing left hand for 27 years. Two bickering lovebirds, Toby and Marilyn, claim to be in possession of his long-ago severed appendage, and look to collect the reward that Carmichael is offering for its return. An eccentric hotel clerk, Mervyn, gets in the middle of the transaction, and his presence threatens to spoil the proceedings.
Blake will be playing the role of Mervyn in this production.
Inspired by the real life internet commentary revolving around the 2016 U.S. Election, Outrage is a one man show challenging a severely polarized America to listen more closely. The trolling, cyberbullying, and name calling we engage in on a daily basis takes center stage in this brutally honest portrayal of our national turmoil.
(A note: Each speech in OUTRAGE was originally a comment posted on Reddit in reaction to the 2016 US Election results by real users of the actual site. The author of each post has given permission to the adapter of the text to use these comments as monologues in this one person show. While Reddit is not an official sponsor of this project, Reddit did actively guide the adapter in obtaining permissions from the original authors of the posts performed in this play.)
Long Island Theatre Collective -presents- ROMEO AND JULIET
ROMEO AND JULIET is Shakespeare's timeless play about two young lovers whose deaths ultimately reconcile their feuding families. It was among his most popular works during his lifetime and along with HAMLET is one of his most frequently performed plays. Today, the title characters are regarded as archetypal young lovers.
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.