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Screen/Stage Hybrid

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Returned to the New School last week for their annual script reading event. Five winning screenplays were selected from dozens of student submissions, and twelve-minute excerpts from each of the winning scripts were performed by a cast of five actors in a live reading. As usual, there was a wide range of themes and styles - a NYC teenager losing his parents on 9/11, a nervous pregnant woman hiring a mom to teach her about parenthood, a third generation circus performer finding her independence, a possibly haunted motel, and a LSD-influenced soul-journey with a flock of swans.

Getting My Irish Up

On A Clear Day You Can See Forever

So the Irish Rep in NYC has been creating award-winning productions for thirty years, establishing itself as one of Off-Broadway’s pre-eminent companies. How they have avoided casting me in all that time is a complete mystery, but they’ve finally come to their senses.

The original 1965 production of Clear Day was not exactly a smash hit, the 1970 Barbara Streisand film was a resounding head-scratcher, and the 2011 Broadway revival was pretty much reviled and/or ignored. (Pity. They tried some interesting tweaks with gender and era.) …

8 is MORE Than Enough

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Okay, I guess since the trailer has officially been released, I can post the news.

I shot a scene last year for this big-time feature flick! Coming out this summer, a genuine blockbuster.

It was a two day shoot in the very cool (LITERALLY) old TWA terminal at JFK airport, the epitome of 60Mad Men style. The hardest part was sitting next to Kate Blanchett, Helena Bonham-Carter and Sandra Bullock in the makeup trailer, trying to act like this was perfectly normal.

Heres hoping my scene survived the cutting room floor!

© Craig Waletzko 2016