Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Meet Tom!

I am really looking forward to working with Tom. From moment one when he walked into the audition room, this guy was smiling, relaxed, and absolutely hilarious. One of my favorite things about doing a season full of comedies is that the auditions were so. much. fun. We had group after group reading terrific, funny scenes -- and Tom's group in particular had us nearly falling over with laughter. So get ready to laugh your faces off this summer: Tom is playing Bottom (one of the roles to have) in A Midsummer Night's Dream and the "Daniel" track of roles in The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged). I just know we're gonna love having him around this summer.

Expect a follow-up post this weekend, as we embark on the construction of the Ass Head. Tom will be joining me and Patrick, putting himself in our hands to let us take a crazy cast of his face. We'll then construct the mask to fit him perfectly for his fairy transformation in the forest. I will post next week with the beginning of this process in a series of posts on Creating the Ass Head. For supporters of ADK Shakes, we are planning a Queen's Tea Season Benefit in early July, and we will be silent-auctioning off a replica of the Bottom Mask. Cool, right?

Tom Morin
(MID: Bottom; WKS: Tom, or the "Daniel" track)

Tom is excited to be a part of ADK Shakes's 2011 Summer Season! New York Credits: Isle of Shoals; Lucky in Bryan Williams's Lighthouse; MadCAP CollecTIVE (Sir Andrew Aguecheek in Twelfth Night). Other professional credits: Victory Gardens Theater (workshop reading of Dana Lynn Formby's The Small of Her Back); Monomoy Theatre (Master Page in The Merry Wives of Windsor, Ottavio in Scapino!, and Benny Southstreet in Guys and Dolls), and Hackmatack Playhouse (Simon Stimson in Our Town, Lord Evelyn Oakleigh in Anything Goes! and Neville in The Mystery of Edwin Drood). Film: Wiggah (Best Comedy, American National Film Festival).  Selected M.F.A. Credits: King Ferdinand in Love's Labour's Lost, Lenny in Marisol, Old Man in The Chairs. Training: B.A. in Theatre and Political Science, College of the Holy Cross; M.F.A. in Acting, Ohio University. For more information, please visit http://trmorin.weebly.com.

If you would like to support Tom's work with ADK Shakes this summer, please consider adopting him or his sure-to-be brilliant Bottom in Midsummer!

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