kyosai ghost painting circa 1860

I stumbled upon this Japanese painter a few weeks back when I was looking for something – some image – to be a sort of a mock-logo for this upcoming performance of SATURDAYS IN THE DARK (until I could create something a little more substantial) and I just fell in love with his work. There’s a touch of whimsy, a touch of the macabre, and a touch of the gruesome. Just what I was after to evoke the mood of what I was getting at in the work.

And without further adieu – the plug 😉

My Birthday Bash is this Saturday, November 7th @ 9:30 pm. And to celebrate another year, I’m joining forces with writers JOSH COX and MALLORY WESTFALL to present the first in what hopes to be an ongoing endeavor…


Theater that’s a little bit horror, a little bit speculative, a little bit magical, a little bit noir…

An evening of new theatrical works that are frightening, funny, quirky, strange, macabre, and evocative.

With the talents of COLLIN WARE, MOLLY ROBERSON, THOMAS DeMARCUS, and DANA BERGER – the evening promises to be a real treat.

There will be food and drink and live music and games and a few surprises!

Party begins at 9:30pm and the show begins at 11:00pm.

The party’s in Jackson Heights at:

4232 79th Street 2nd Floor
Elmhurst, NY (don’t sweat, that’s not out-of-town, that’s Queens!) 11373

It’s near the Jackson Heights/Roosevelt Avenue station – the second express stop off the E-Train and F-Train. You can also get there by taking the local R-Train to the same station or by taking the local 7-Train to 74 Street-Broadway (same station, different name for the stop).

See you there.