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Bitch won a Critics Choice Award at Hollywood Fringe, and Mi Casa won a Critics Choice Award at PortFringe - 

August 1, 2018

posted Aug 1, 2018, 10:18 PM by James Carey   [ updated Aug 1, 2018, 10:20 PM ]

FANCY MEETING YOU HERE  as been selected as an Official Selection of Oasis Short Film Festival, and been accepted for consideration at the Sedona Film Festival. I think this one will do very well.

 

The Bitch is Back - LA, Mi Casa Su Casa - Portland Maine

posted Jun 24, 2018, 9:00 PM by James Carey   [ updated Jul 28, 2018, 10:33 AM ]

June 25, 2018

Bitch in LA, Mi Casa in Portland, Maine

It has been a crazy May and June 2018. The Bitch is Back - An Elton John Cabaret opened in LA at the 3 CLubs bar and took off. Great houses, wonderful response and now extended to June 30th and won a Producer's Encore Award. SkyPilot has struggled in the previous months. Midnight was a critical hit, but no one saw it. I had disagreements with the Board about things as we got used to working together. Also, working without a space or stable financial backing is hard, yet, the energy and cast of Bitch seem to make up for all of it. It was so uncertain what the show would be as we put it together, but BAM - it took off like a shot with the audiences that have seen it. 

June 16th, I traveled to Portland, Maine to be part of the PortFringe 2018. The 2nd time I have presented this show. 4 shows in a lovely city and staying with amazing hosts in their lovely condo on the water. Really special. 1st show was a little rough, 2nd show was (I thought) terrible but got good reviews, 3rd show I hit the groove, but played for 1 person, and the 4th show - killed it to a packed house. 

One special note - on June 17th - Bitch was onstage in LA, while I opened Mi Casa in Portland Maine. 2 shows in opposite ends of the country at the same time. Now that is special!! 

Midnight Requisitions Opens

posted Apr 27, 2018, 4:41 PM by James Carey   [ updated Apr 27, 2018, 4:45 PM ]

APRIL 2018

Midnight Requisition opened to excellent reviews and critical response. See reviews in the Review section. 

Mi Casa Su Casa Booked at Port Fringe

posted Feb 13, 2018, 11:34 AM by James Carey   [ updated Feb 13, 2018, 11:39 AM ]

Feb. 2018

My one man show, Mi Casa Su Casa has just been booked for Port Fringe in Portland, Maine for June 2018. Very excited to be up on stage again. The Bitch Is Back will open in LA on June 2 and Mi Casa will appear in Portland on June 17. Busy Boy!

New Start at SkyPilot

posted Feb 13, 2018, 11:31 AM by James Carey   [ updated Feb 13, 2018, 11:39 AM ]

FEB. 2018

Busy January and February 2018. Hired as Artistic Director of SkyPilot Theatre in Los Angeles in Dec. 2017. We have picked a new season -
Midnight Requisition by Craig Jessen
The Bitch Is Back, An Elton John Cabaret conceived by ME. 
Fursona Non Grata - by Jeff Goode

Currently directing 2 short plays and helping organize the annual fundraiser by SkyPilot this year called Return of The Living Fundraiser opening Friday, Feb 23.

The company had gotten very small - so we added 25 new members in January and are currently rebuilding everything - website, committees, programming. A lot of hard work for everyone involved, but you can see progress already. 

Laid off at NYFA after 3 years because of lack of admissions although I think it was for other reasons best not stated on a public forum. 

Became a International Baccalaureate Examiner in November in Theatre for the USA, quite an honor and responsibility as I am now grading tests and papers for graduating scholars around the country.  
 

May 10th, 2015

posted May 10, 2015, 2:24 AM by James Carey

It has been about 3 months since I last wrote. Am finishing my first semester at NYFA. Have had a wonderful experience and great to be back in the classroom again. Directing the same scenes for weeks on end can get a little boring - so I need to find ways to break up the class more with other little projects in between. 

I did finalize the contract with Reps Theatre in Harare and that is where I am headed in 4 weeks to direct the Beatle show, Come Together. Very excited and also will be helping out with NIAA Drama Festival in some way since that will be going on at the same time as my rehearsal. The show will open on July 7 and play for two weeks. 

The first set of auditions were held today. Kind of neat to have people working on your project 15 thousand miles away. However, not many people showed up - which is a little discouraging - but we will see if the word spreads. 

Feb. 9, 2015

posted Feb 9, 2015, 12:50 AM by James Carey

Just finished the first week at NYFA. Tired from 20 hours of classes plus prep work for those classes. Like my classes, but the levels of training and talent are all over the place. I have to make sure and not teach to the lowest level, but also to not leave them behind. 

Also received some good news from Reps Theatre in Zim about a possible collaboration between us. Lot of stuff to work out, but they seem very interested in the Beatles show. Would really be cool to return to work there as a director and help out NIAA if I can - but also to have Silvie come see a part of my life she has heard so much about, but has never seen. We seem close but still much to discuss. 

More to follow.

Jan. 28, 2015

posted Jan 28, 2015, 1:39 PM by James Carey   [ updated Jan 28, 2015, 1:40 PM ]

Today is my ____th birthday, and also the day I finally signed the contract for the Winter/Spring session of New York Film Academy as Instructor. Lot of paper work and reading to get ready for the classes - Acting For Camera. Very excited and joyful to be back in a classroom again. 2015 off to a good start.


Jan. 18, 2015

posted Jan 18, 2015, 9:33 PM by James Carey   [ updated Jul 28, 2018, 10:37 AM ]

Last night was the final performance of Fancy Meeting You Here. The show went very well. Laura seemed very pleased with the result . She really worked hard on the producing and the performance side of presenting Rosemary Clooney. It was fun to work on. The first night was very rough - we were definitely under rehearsed, the 2nd night the sound went out so they had to wing half the show - but 3 and 4 really settled down and were good shows. 

A surprise for me (maybe) an old friend who had a TV series in the 80's came by to see the show and asked me to help with a one person show that they own the rights to about an American Icon of that  period. Don't know where that will lead - when I can talk about it more. You will be the first to know.

Still waiting for the teaching contract. Not sure at this point. They say they want me and send me emails to that effect, but no contract or salary discussion. So who knows at this point.

Have a Skype call tonight with a producer in Africa who is interested in helping me present the Beatle show in Harare. He wrote me out of the blue which just confirms my belief that this show will do very, very well there. 

More to follow later. 

Jan. 12, 2015

posted Jan 12, 2015, 6:58 PM by James Carey   [ updated Jan 18, 2015, 9:25 PM ]

2015 so far as been off to a slow start, but I have the feeling once it gets rolling it will be non-stop. Tech rehearsal tomorrow for the Rosemary Clooney project, Fancy Meeting You Here by Laura Walker and then we open at the Underground Theatre for a 4 night run. It is a workshop production but I think it will do well with the audiences. 

Still waiting for a contract from NYFA, but I called today and it is on its way. Classes start in three weeks and I still have no idea what I am teaching yet.

Head to Georgia on the 21st to see family and friends. Just a few months ago, I thought I was moving there maybe, but so much is happening here that it seems unlikely at the moment. 

HERE WE GO!

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