15 July 2020

Direct Link: 📺 Waiting for Waiting for Godot

The show must go on...

Click below
(on the screenshot or the button further down)
to watch
at 5pm PT Thursday 7/16!

If you're logged into YouTube you can set a reminder by clicking now :)


Copyright © 2020 Jacob Sidney, All rights reserved.

09 July 2020

Waiting for Waiting for Godot AGAIN! ⏳

Dispatch from Oran...

Hey... Been awhile, what's uh... happening?


Things are a mess... Stephen Sondheim's PASSION (which would have been my first Equity contract in Los Angeles) was supposed to open at the Boston Court the weekend California shut down, but has now been postponed indefinitely... There hasn't been a lot to announce in the worlds of professional stage acting and cocktail making, and there's no telling when, or even if, that might change... sigh...

But I do have a couple things to share, including what's shaping up to be a fun video reading next week... If you have interest in my daily life you can follow my food, drink, and home sheltering at instagram.com/hamletmax... If you want to know how I feel about the political world, with a side of Seattle sports, find me at twitter.com/hamletmax...

In the meantime I hope you and yours are healthy and well... Statistically, someone on this list has either lost a loved one to this pandemic or they are suffering the ongoing ravaging of this horrendous virus:  I'm so sorry... We all deserve better... You're in my prayers...

Take care, and love one another...

- Jake

The Sacred Fools Reprise series of video readings begins tonight at 5pm PST!  Click the photo for details on how to catch Madhuri Shekhar's ANTIGONE, PRESENTED BY THE GIRLS OF ST. CATHERINE'S...

And stay tuned for details on Dave Hanson's WAITING FOR WAITING FOR GODOT next Thursday 7/16 (also 5pm)... Above is a screen cap from Joe H-K in our rehearsal last night, which was really fun!  It will be a joy to revisit the production the LA Times called "...witty... raw and revealing... an acid-etched valentine to actors, those intrepid aspirants who forgo an easy path for the strenuous and oft thankless service of art." -F. Kathleen Foley

I made a press-kit-self-tape-hybrid demo of my turn as non-biological human Julian Barber in Thomas Gibbons' UNCANNY VALLEY at ICT Long Beach:  a "tour-de-force," according to the LA Times... Love to hear what you think!
I continue to mourn the loss of PASSION... Here's a sample I made in case I forget how to sing... I did get to break out my grandfather's WWII Naval Officer's ceremonial dress blues, so that was fun... My desk is a lot cleaner now, so that's something :)

25 February 2020

PASSION tickets on sale, IG takeover, and SFNW2020!

I sing to lighten the impact of your heavy cooking!

photo by Jessica Sherman

I'm in PASSION at the Boston Court, opening March 14th!
It's hard to describe how excited I am, so here are some highlights:

- Returning to the Boston Court for the first time since 2012, when my daughter was born mid-run and I somehow didn't miss a performance of The Government Inspector

- Reuniting with director Michael Michetti, who cast me in my first play in Los Angeles

- Getting to play once again with the great Ted Barton, the Boss in Of Mice and Men

- Learning intense choreo on the BC stage with Mark Doerr, my castmate from The Treatment

- Playing a frustrated opera singer (a stretch, I know)

- Singing an intimate musical arranged without body mics, a thrill to someone who learned to sing before ubiquitous amplification

- Diving into my first (?!) Sondheim production, in arguably his most operatic work, full of achingly beautiful music

Rehearsal in progress... you won't believe the intricacy of this production!
Get your tickets now!

If full-price doesn't work for you right now, check Today Tix and/or come to a Preview starting March 5th!

SFNW2020 is underway! 

We kicked off last night with Audrey Cefaly's gracefully wrenching ALABASTER, and return next Monday with Holly Arsenault's near-future speculative fiction THE GREAT INCONVENIENCE.

Tickets and further details:  sacredfools.org/misc/newworks

L-R:  Kathy Bell Denton, Crystal Keith, Glenda Suggs, Jessica Sherman, Lisa Anne Nicolai

I'm taking a break from The Broadwater Plunge while working on PASSION, but look for me to start popping up again once the show opens!  Let me know when you're coming so I can come out and say Hi after! - j

Copyright © 2020 Jacob Sidney, All rights reserved.