Splitting time this November/December between characters onstage and onscreen, with a villainous guest star appearance on Chicago Med and a much gentler, West Coast rogue off-Broadway in Bitter Greens -- according to David Barbour at Light and Sound America, “the best performance comes from Ben Lorenz as the guy from Trader Joe's, who delivers more than stuffed peppers, if you know what I mean…”
Three tall Women casting News
I'm happy to announce that I'll be joining the company of Three Tall Women as an understudy, making my Broadway debut alongside some stellar actors: previews begin 2/27, and the show opens March 29.
Astral Migrant Update
Astral Migrant has been selected for several festivals over the last few months, and this week it will have its European premiere at the Umbria Film Festival, presided over this year by Bill Nighy.
The Roaring Girl
This rarely-produced gem comes to the stage for four shows only, August 18th and 19th at Theatre Row on 42nd between 8th and 9th Avenue - I'll be playing Sebastian, a cunning lover with a devilish plan to win his father's consent to marry his sweetheart.
This winter, I've started working with the excellent Cory Thompson at Vanguard Management, and jumped into pilot season with a range of exciting auditions around town. I've also taken on a series of ambitious short films - updates to come on Magenta, The Way Back, and Veronica! Here's a grainy still from Magenta, taken on a chilly night.
Two Class Acts: AJAX
In October and November, I performed in a new play by A.R. Gurney (and the last play ever at the Flea's White Street location), directed by Stafford Arima. Ben Brantley named AJAX a New York Times Critic's Pick!
This summer, I'll be teaming up with filmmaker Dan Zhou once again, to tackle a script that asks three siblings to make an impossible choice. Stay tuned for updates later this year!
Marfa Residency: Co/RITE
In July, I traveled to Marfa, TX to devise a wild new piece based on Artaud's Jet de Sang.
The Place We Built
I'm performing throughout April and May in this exciting new play by Sarah Gancher, directed by Danya Taymor, alongside my fellow Bats, the resident acting company at the Flea Theater. Come see it for music, romance, puppets, and revolution!
For the past few months, I've been working with Italian ex-pat Emilio Seri on his invented Cosmicomic in the style of Italo Calvino. Check out the trailer for Astral Migrant below, and find out more on the film's website, here. *Update*: Astral Migrant is a semi-finalist in the Student Film Academy Awards!