Monday, June 29, 2009

Two More Performances

That's right. There are just two performances left for Nosedive's latest, Infectious Opportunity: this Wednesday at 9 and Friday at 7.

Tickets are selling fast. So if you haven't already, get yours now.

I gotta say, after three weeks off, I'm really anxious to get this show back up in front of people. Thanks to everyone who's said very nice things about it so far. I'm looking forward to hearing what more people think.

Rarin' to go,

James "Antsy-Pants" Comtois

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Friday, June 26, 2009

At The Antidepressant Festival: Adventure Quest

Note: Be forewarned that this entry on the play, Adventure Quest, contains some (very) minor spoilers.

If Beckett ended up writing and designing those DOS-based adventure video games from the late-80s and early-90s, he'd probably give us something like Adventure Quest, Richard Lovejoy's play that starts as a send-up of this very specific subgenre of old school gaming and (deliberately) devolves into a meditation on the pointlessness of existence and the thin gruel of choices life has to offer you. It's a funny, bleak and (for those of a specific age group, of which I'm part) nostalgic romp.

In Adventure Quest, Kent Meister plays an unnamed hero on a quest to save the mayor's daughter from captivity, a variation on the done-to-death "Save The Princess From The Evil War Lord" trope. In order for him to move forward with the quest, he has to say (instead of type) commands like, "Talk to Beggar," or, "Climb Rope," and discovers through trial and error which commands are the correct ones to say (he occasionally tries to offer commands like, "Piss on Beggar," and a disembodied voice (Alley Scott) well tell him, "You Cannot Do That," or, "I Don't Understand").

The way the voice responds to the hero's more inappropriate commands is also very funny: I particularly liked one instance where, completely at a loss as to how to proceed, gives the command, "Stab Self With Knife." The voice's response: "Things Aren't That Bad Yet."

The irony about these types of "explorer" games is that there's no hope of any real exploration. Despite being given the appearance that you can type in any command and go anywhere in the game's world, you have very, very narrow parameters that allow you where to go and what to do. There are only a handful of houses in the village you can enter and only a couple rooms in the castle you can wander into. You have to ask very specific questions to characters you meet in order for them to respond. You can't move forward unless you do exactly what the game wants you to do. This isn't adventure; this is bureaucracy.

Adventure Quest deftly portrays this (in one scene, quite literally, when the hero has to wait to make an appointment in a reception hall) as the hero moves along, realizing his interest level in the quest at hand has shrunk down to zero. He really wants to bang the peasant girl (Sarah Engelke), a minor character he ran across during the course of his adventure. The disembodied voice calmly threatens that he'll be sorry if he doesn't complete the quest. But what else can he do? The more he progresses, the answer is clear: nothing. Absolutely nothing. (Even killing himself results in the game just resetting back to where he last saved the game, not unlike Phil's fate in Groundhog Day.)

Everyone in the cast and crew, which also includes Danny Bowes, Anne Carlisle, Lovejoy, Timothy Reynolds and Jesse Wilson, is excellent. As director, Adam Swiderski does a marvelous job creating the show's aesthetic and sense of place and style. Within seconds, you know exactly what type of game Adventure Quest parodies (this is also of course due to Lovejoy's script). The cast's physicality is also pitch-perfect: they way they move and talk instantly reminds you of two-dimensional pixilated video game characters (a prime example is Lovejoy's beggar, who vaguely bobs his head and arm back and forth when the hero isn't talking to him, and Reynolds' cemetery man, who's hands are in constant "beckon" mode).

Kudos must also be given to Marc Borders' and Jim Hammer's costume design, Jamie Marshall's rear screen projection graphic design and Chris Chappell's original computerized musical score for making the show look, sound and feel like an old school video game.

I think my only criticism of Adventure Quest is that the script could benefit from a few judicial cuts: it feels about 10 minutes too long. To be fair, the play deliberately demonstrates the redundancy and tedium in the hero's quest, so it's a very fine line to evoke tediousness and repetitiveness without being tedious and repetitive, a line the show succeeds at walking 99% of the time.

Adventure Quest is a funny and sometimes unnerving demonstration of how life is often like a video game: frustrating, endless and constrictive.

Adventure Quest is playing at the Antidepressant Festival and later the Game Play Festival, both at the Brick Theater on 575 Metropolitan Ave. in Brooklyn. Tickets for this are going fast, you you should get them here soon.

Stabbing random passersby in frustration,

James "Restore Button" Comtois

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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Michael Jackson, 1958-2009

The legendary and controversial singer/performer Michael Jackson died at the age of 50 today following a heart attack.

For odd nostalgic reasons I won't get into right now, below is one of my personal favorites by him (post-Jackson 5):

Remembering one of my dad's interns teach-
ing me how to Moonwalk when I was six,

James "Thriller Was The First Album I Owned" Comtois


"Looks like we've got a long night of cocaine ahead of us."

Okay, maybe you're much more mature and sophisticated than I am (well, that's probably a given, no matter who you are), but this trailer made me laugh many, many times. I think I'm gonna check it the hell out if and when it gets released.

It's NQSFW (though really due to language, not nudie-time):

Thanks for bringing this to my attention, Patrick!

Fucking the bread,

James "Private Dick" Comtois

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Chicago-Bound in August

I've just booked my flight for Chicago this August to see Gorilla Tango Theatre's upcoming production of The Adventures of Nervous-Boy, directed by Jamie DesRocher. Even though it's a month and a half away, I'm pretty excited about this.

And hell, it's been nine years since I've been to Chi-town. It's about time I revisit the place and have its pizza. Yes, I do love me some Chicago-style deep dish pizza.

Shallow and hungry,

James "Portly Traveler" Comtois

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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Next Week: Round Two of Infectious Opportunity

Well, Round Two of Infectious Opportunity goes up in a week, so I guess I'll resume blatant plugging.

Nosedive Production’s latest, Infectious Opportunity, is upon us for two more shows before it goes up to the Great Production in the Sky.


Wednesday, July 1 @ 9 p.m.

Friday, July 3 @ 7 p.m.

At the Brick Theater on 575 Metropolitan Ave. in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

We're really freakin' happy with this one and hope you can make it. If you haven't already, check out this very nice review from

You can also hear me natter about the show in audio form here and read me blather about it here and here.

Since tickets are already going pretty fast (there are, after all, only two more performances), it’s a good idea to get your tickets NOW so you won’t miss out.

I'll see you there.

Infecting your hearts and minds,

James "Love Monkey" Comtois

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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Well, I've Bought My Ticket...

...for this. Have you?

If not, go do so. This shit's bound to sell out (if it hasn't already).

Already excited,

James "Moist Panties" Comtois

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Monday, June 22, 2009

And For Those That Aren't My Facebook Friend or Reading My GChat Statuses...

...Nosedive just became incorporated!

That's right. We're now officially Nosedive Productions, Inc.

We're on our way to being a fully independent 501(c)3 company.

And it only took us nine and a half years!

Slow learners,

James "Artistic DERRRRector" Comtois

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Sean Williams on Glee Club, Endings and Instant Gratification

Sean Williams has written a very compelling and thought-provoking post on Blue Coyote's show, Glee Club, and gets into a rumination on the indie theatre scene, and that pervasive, "What Happens Next?" feeling that invariably happens once you open and close a show.

Sean writes:

"[If] we make a play and every blogger shows up, and all the online reviews are great, and the actual print media comes, and the New York Times says it's great... then, what? It's a little easier to put on the next show? You can walk in to an agent's office with some hot papers, they sign you and then... what? You're writing a spec script for Grey's Anatomy, a show you've never even seen, in a medium you care nothing about, where there's a lot of money but where you do nothing but pine for the days you were writing off-off shows and cast your friends?

I mentioned in a blog post recently that our community is freaking me out with how good everyone's work is, but it wasn't until I saw the play yesterday that I kinda understood why. Glee Club sold out the performance I was at, and if there's any justice in the world the next show will sell out too, and then the run will end. And then what? It's a terrifying question, and it's one that every one of us asks ourselves three or four times a year. Of course that's what we're all writing about. The incredible horror of the fruition of our work.

I told Matt that I was hit by just how small the stakes were for the characters in Glee Club. I don't mean that in a disparaging way: it's what makes Glee Club all the more tragic (and simultaneously hilarious). The characters spend the bulk of the play convincing another character to do something really, really horrible for such a small and petty reason. (I'm reminded of the old joke about professors and academia: "The in-fighting is so fierce because the stakes are so small.")

Sean's post also resonates with me, especially when I think about the incredibly limited run Nosedive's show Infectious Opportunity has (I can't speak for Matt, Kyle & Co., but I'm guessing they may be having similar thoughts, as the run of Glee Club is also so short). These shows go up to the Great Production in the Sky much, much sooner than usual, so that question of, "Now What?" is much, much more pervasive.

Usually when we close a show, the answer to "Now What?" is, "We have preproduction meetings for the next show." For Infectious, I think the answer to that question is, "We remount in late 2010 or early 2011."

Why? Not for money. Or getting an agent. Or a TV writing gig.

I simply want more people to see it.

Anyway, read the whole thing here. Then buy your damn tickets to see Glee Club. I've seen it twice now.

Then when you're done seeing Glee Club, get your tickets for Infectious Opportunity. You'll like them both.

Wanting to know what happens next,

James "Now What?" Comtois

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Friday, June 19, 2009

Friday Roundup

In addition to having fun seeing two shows yesterday - my friend and old college roommate Damian Wampler's Twin Towers at the Planet Connections Theater Festivity and Nosedive vet Ben Trawick-Smith's & Caitlin Simkovich's 41 Degrees North - I did something I haven't done in over 12 years.

I auditioned for a show.

Yes. That's right. I auditioned for a role in a play I didn't write: Mac Rogers' latest, VIRAL.

My disadvantage: well, I haven't really acted in a very long time (discounting the small roles I've played in my own stuff) and have been very out of practice with auditioning.

My advantage: the role I read for is the older brother of a character my younger sister is playing.

Regardless of the outcome, I had a lot of fun auditioning for Gideon Productions and am fortunate enough to be fine with the outcome no matter what. It'll be absolutely awesome to act in this, and I won't be even remotely upset if I don't get the part and will be excited to see the show as an audience member.

Definitely a win-win situation.

This weekend I plan to catch a few more shows at the Antidepressant Festival and debate which summer movies to see (I'm bummed to see that the critics are hating Year One and Whatever Works). I'll let you know how it all pans out.

In the meantime, have a great weekend, folks. I'll talk to y'all on Monday.

Sorry that I barfed all over
Mac and Jordana at the audition,

James "Stage Frightful" Comtois

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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Jim Hensen Wants You To Drink Coffee

Seriously. Don't mess with Hensen's muppets. Especially when they're all wired with caffeine.

H/t Mr. Ben VandenBoom.

Needing more coffee,

James "Drink or Die" Comtois

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Tuesday, June 16, 2009


Although I won't be able to see all the shows at the Antidepressant Festival — I've already missed two one-night-only shows — I'm continuing to see as many as I can. The tally of shows I've seen so far (not including my own, obviously): eight.

(Considering the Brick Theater is a couple blocks away from where I live and I get to see the shows for free, being a participant, this constant theatergoing isn't as Herculean a feat as you may think.)

I'm hoping to catch a couple more, although I have some other obligations outside the festival that will make my attendance this week a bit less omnipresent than last.

I really dug Blue Coyote's Glee Club. I had enjoyed reading Mr. Freeman's script, but the cast and director Kyle Ancowitz brought a bunch more to the table to make this a bleakly funny show that leaves you with a dopey grin on your face and a slightly queasy feeling in your gut.

(I'm still giggling to myself over Stephen Speights' role as the choir's conductor when he blurts out, "FUCK IT!" as he convulses with rage during one portion of the rehearsal. There's something about unprovoked, not-quite-justified rage that I find funny as all hell.)

The blurb on the Antidepressant site (deliberately) doesn't accurately describe the show. And, to not offer any spoilers, I shan't describe it much more on this site, either, except to say it's about, er, a glee club (duh) in Vermont getting ready to do their most important gig of the season. And of course, in the case of all good drama, there's a wrench in the plans. It really is the feel-good tragedy of the year.

Also had a fun time with Suspicious Package: Rx, Gyda Arber & Aaron Baker's follow-up to last year's very fun and successful interactive iPod noir show. Whereas last year's Suspicious Package show was an interactive old school film noir, this year, it's a Twilight Zone-style science fiction story an apocalypse, a bunch of clinically depressed survivors and tiny robots in our brains forcing us to be happy all the time.

Cheery stuff, ain't it?

It's actually a whole lot of fun.

I played the Colonel.

Yeah, I know. You can say it, it's cool. I look like the military type.

I still have a few more shows at the festival I'd like to see, and I'm still hoping to offer a few more shout-outs to other shows I have seen.

So, hey. Since we've still got some time before July 1 (when Infectious Opportunity re-opens), you could do well to check out Glee Club, Suspicious Package: Rx or any of the other dozen or so shows playing at the Brick.

Popping his pills,

James "All Better Now" Comtois

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Monday, June 15, 2009

Drag Me To Hell

I actually wrote this review of Sam Raimi's movie, Drag Me To Hell for my friend & co-worker when the movie came out, but I figured (after getting permission) I'd repost it here.

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Finally, a horror film that deals with the subprime mortgage market and foreclosure crisis. Sort of. Okay, not really.

After spending the bulk of the decade being entrenched in the Spider-Man series, director Sam Raimi has decided to go back to his Evil Dead cult filmmaking roots with Drag Me To Hell, a delightfully trashy comedy-horror that serves as a de facto Evil Dead 4, albeit with a larger budget and (sadly) no Bruce Campbell.

Right out of the gate, Mr. Raimi uses the old Universal logo from the '80s, showing us his desire to go back in time when he was a maker of schlock cinema rather than the man behind a multi-million dollar franchise.

After a prologue that takes place in the 1960s where a medium (played by Flor de Maria Chahua) tries—and fails—to save a young cursed boy, Drag Me To Hell cuts to the present day where Christine Brown (Alison Lohman), a young mortgage loan officer, is vying for a promotion. According to her boss, Jim Jacks (the wonderful character actor David Paymer), the assistant manager position is either going to her or her sycophantic co-worker, Stu (Reggie Lee). She’s lobbying for the promotion for two reasons: one, to rid herself of her working class pig farming roots, and two, to impress her boyfriend, Clay’s (Justin "I'm a Mac" Long) affluent and snooty mother.

One day, an old gypsy woman, Mrs. Ganush (a thoroughly creepy Lorna Raver) comes into the office and asks Christine if she can have an extension on her home loan to prevent being foreclosed on. Mr. Jacks leaves it in her hands, suggesting that she needs to demonstrate that she can make tough decisions and hard calls.

To prove that she’s got what it takes for the promotion, Christine denies Mrs. Ganush an extension on her loan. The old woman gets down on her knees and begs her, but no dice. Later in the bank’s parking lot, Christine and Mrs. Ganush engage in a not-so-diplomatic (read: cartoonishly violent) confrontation, which ends with Mrs. Ganush putting an ancient curse on the poor ambitious young Christine.

Before long, Christine starts experiencing the effects of the curse, ranging from having the windows of her house shatter to seeing a silhouette of a man with goat horns stalking her to being flat-out physically pummeled by an imaginary spirit. These torments increase as the days continue, and a fortune teller (Dileep Rao) eventually warns her that, before long, the curse will end with her being dragged down to...wait, what’s the name of this movie again?

Mr. Raimi, working from a script he wrote with his brother Ivan, delivers as many shock and gross-out moments as he can get away with for a PG-13 rating. I suspect Mr. Raimi understands the MPAA system so well he knows exactly what he can get away with to avoid an R rating, and pushes it as far as he can (it really is a shock that this movie isn’t R, to be honest). There’s absolutely no subtlety here: clearly, the goal for Drag Me To Hell is to make the audience members jump out of their seats and scream, then laugh at their own discomfort, then scream again.

You may be wondering if this movie is for you. Well, there’s an easy way to figure that out. Do you like well-made B-movies? Did you find Evil Dead 2: Dead By Dawn fun and funny? Do you find the idea of a demonically possessed goat taunting someone amusing? Will seeing someone’s eyeball pop out of her skull and into someone else’s mouth make you laugh? If you answered "yes" to these questions (as I did), then absolutely, Drag Me To Hell is for you. If you answered, with horrified disgust, "Absolutely not!" well, then, there's always Pixar's Up, another delightful movie (for completely different reasons) playing in theatres.

Never taking any wooden, or real, nickels,

James "Makeshift Gravedigger" Comtois

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Another Interview!

Friday, June 12, 2009

More Showgoing

There are actually a large number of shows I’m hoping to catch in the next week or so. I don’t think I’ll be able to make it to all of them, as I’m now pretty much all booked up.

I’m continuing to see the shows at the Antidepressant Festival, catching both Movement Pants Dance’s WILM 690: Pirate Radio and Five Eduardinos’ How to Fight Depression (When You Don’t Even Know its Symptoms last night. Tonight, I’m hoping (emphasis on the word hoping) to catch both Everywhere Theatre Group’s Big Girls Club and Blue Coyote’s Glee Club, by Mr. Matthew Freeman and featuring Infectious Opportunity cast member Matthew Trumbull.

It also looks as though I've now been officially signed up to check out the Sunday performance of Suspicious Package: Rx, which I'm very excited for.

And of course, I need to figure out when I’m going to see my friend Damian Wampler’s Twin Towers, which opens tonight. Have a great opening, Damian!

And all of you have a good weekend.

No time to watch Horny Trannies VIII,

James "Arts Hiatus" Comtois

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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Fearlessly Cracking Open the Antidepressant Festival

Had a real fun time seeing my first Antidepressant Festival show (that wasn’t my own, obviously) last night: Ten Directions’ ...and the fear cracked open, a funny and creepy dark comedy about a young couple in Minnesota finding their relationship on rocky ground due to petty and abstract fears. The show, created by Lynn Berg and Audrey Crabtree, uses multiple styles and methods (puppets, abstract dance, videos, and mask work) that range from the sublime to the ridiculous.

Speaking of mask work, there's one brilliant sequence that conveys some crucial information about the couple in a way that's so disturbing and hypnotic it could be worth the price of admission alone.

What’s fun about this show, which features the very watchable and delightful Gavin Starr Kendall and Becky Byers as the couple, is that is deals with a subject everyone can relate to (the cold feet and anxieties inherent to a long-term relationship) in a unique and fresh way. Everyone knows this story, but I don’t think anyone has seen it told this way.

Anyway, I plan to check out a few more shows at the festival now that I have the time off. I don’t think I can make it to all of them, but hopefully most of them.

...and the fear cracked open is playing a few more times at the Brick Theater as part of the Antidepressant Festival: June 18, 21 & 27. Get your tickets here.

Wondering if Fear Bag is available for parties,

James "Shitty Party Host" Comtois

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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

First Half of Infectious Down

Well, our first two performances for Infectious Opportunity are over and done with and we're off for three weeks before we reopen on July 1. We’ve had an absolutely amazing response from people to this show, and I’m so glad to be showing this to folks. The cast is doing a stellar job, and I’m definitely hoping we can restage this again in the not-too-distant future.

I've been pleasantly surprised that many audience members seem to really identify with the main character of Wes. For a while, although I wanted and hoped people would relate to Wes and the show to some degree, I was expecting that audience members would find Wes's actions far too batshit crazy to be seen as universal. Although I think we can all relate to lying to gain things from other people, or doing stupid and self-destructive things, or breaking someone’s heart, or wanting to be loved and revered, I originally thought that the means and context in which Wes does these things would make him one step removed from being Joe Everyman.

Apparently that's not necessarily the case.

I think it helps that Pete directed and David is playing the role in a very realistic and down-to-earth way. But it’s definitely interesting to hear a number of people saying afterwards that they could see themselves getting caught up in Wes's situation in the same way.

I think that’s pretty cool. And I'm excited to see how other people respond to the show in the latter half of the run.

Until that happens, I think I’ll be checking out as many shows by my Antidepressant Festival brothers and sisters as I can, and you should, too.

So, thanks to everyone who's come out so far to see Infectious, and I hope to see the rest of you in the beginning of July!


James "Brick Shithouse" Comtois

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The Pied Pipers of the Lower East Side Review for

My review of The Pied Pipers of the Lower East Side is now up on

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With The Pied Pipers of the Lower East Side, writer-director Derek Ahonen, along with the cast and crew, has created a self-contained world where the characters have created a unique niche for themselves and the audience has been... [keep reading]

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Tuesday, June 09, 2009

"A neatly structured, witty drama populated with a talented cast."

Our review is up, and what a complimentary review it is. Yay!

Feeling all blushy,

James "That's Right. I Did That Cleverly" Comtois

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Thanks, Mac!

This is incredibly kind of you to say!

All pumped for tonight,

James "Round Two" Comtois

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Monday, June 08, 2009

Getting Kind Coverage In Exchange For Some (Painful) Babysitting Services

Thanks, Qui! And I'm healing nicely, thanks.

No Mrs. Doubtfire,

James "Brittle-Boned" Comtois

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Game On

Well, we've opened.

I'm quite relieved and pleased.

The cast and crew brought it, and the audience was very generous in showing the love.

In short, opening fucking rocked.

Many thanks to everyone who came out on a Sunday evening to see Infectious Opportunity, and mad props to everyone in the cast and crew for making this show awesome. I'm super proud of this show and everyone involved in it.

So seriously, we’ve just got the one show on Tuesday before we're off for the rest of the month (returning Wednesday, July 1 and closing on Friday, July 3), so get your tickets if you haven't already.

Still feeling that opening-night rush,

James "Giddy Little Schoolgirl" Comtois

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Friday, June 05, 2009

Waiting Until Sunday

Well, we just had our tech for Infectious Opportunity, and it looks like we've got ourselves a show. And a very good show at that. The weird thing now is, with our one and only night of tech over and done, we don't all meet up until we open on Sunday.

So I guess now all I can do is wait.


Yeah, this is weird.

I really have nothing to do until it's time to show up at the Brick Theater a little bit before 5 p.m. I mean, I have things to do, including seeing this tonight and going to Atlantic City for my college friend Steve's bachelor party on Saturday, but in terms of stuff for the show?

Well, I guess I could do one last push right here and now before Sunday: there are still tickets available for the shows, so if you haven't done so already, buy them here.

And...yyyyeah. I'm done.

Have a good weekend, folks. I'll see you at the show.

An infectious opportunist,

James "Jittery Punsmith" Comtois

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Thursday, June 04, 2009

David Carradine, 1936-2009

Actor David Carradine, star of the 1970s TV series Kung Fu and the eponymous Bill from Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill, was found dead in his hotel room in Bangkok, Thailand, either late Wednesday or early Thursday morning. He was 72.


Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Interviewed by Adam Szymkowicz

Fellow blogger, playwright and bud Adam Szymkowicz invited me to kick off his new series where he interviews playwrights. He asks me a very little bit about Infectious Opportunity but more about playwriting in general and the pros and cons of self-producing. You can read the interview here.

Can I plug this show more?

I think I can. We open Sunday. Buy your tickets.

A shy little wallflower,

James "Filthy Media Whore" Comtois

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Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Top 10 Reasons to See Infectious Opportunity

Well, gang. Infectious Opportunity opens this Sunday, and it's really shaping up to be a pretty kick-ass show you won't want to miss. In fact, I'm gonna follow Brother Qui's lead and, just as he often offers Top 10 Reasons for seeing the Vampire Cowboys shows, offer you the Top 10 Reasons why you need to see Infectious Opportunity:

1. The cast. Yeah, everyone in the cast for this show is amazing. The Dream Team has been assembled here. Hell, our two leads, David Ian Lee and Andrea Marie Smith, have not only appeared on my annual Top Ten list multiple times, they've each been in shows that have made it to my #1 slot (David in Universal Robots and Andrea in both A Beginner's Guide to Deicide and Fight Girl Battle World). I've been hardcore fans of everyone in this cast for a while now. So have you. I'm pretty damn thrilled to be having all them on board for a Nosedive show, most of them for the first time.

2. The story. Seriously. It's about a guy who fakes having HIV. Don't tell me you've seen this story told in a play, film, or TV series before.

3. It's funny as all hell. Yes. It's a show (tangentially) about AIDS. And it's funny. Don't look at me like that. You know you're intrigued.

4. It's serious and thought-provoking in a non-lame way. It's not all shits n' giggles here at Nosedive Central. Sure, we like to make milk shoot out your nose, but also make you feel sad and introspective while milk is dribbling down your front from your nostrils. And we're not all freakin maudlin or heavy-handed about it. I mean, come on. It's Nosedive, after all.

5. The set is badass. Ben VandenBoom and Kid Sister Comtois have created a unique and kick-ass set. So in addition to it being fun to watch, it'll also be pretty and fun to look at.

6. The music is also badass. The multi-talented Mr. Itai Sol from the righteous indie rock band Bella Watt has written some awesome original music to underscore the show.

7. Chicks making out with dudes, dudes making out with dudes. I mean, this is why we all go see theatre, right?

8. It's written by me, and directed by Pete. You have crushes on both of us. And the feeling is mutual

9. It's a Nosedive show. This one's blatantly obvious but I think it bears repeating.

And finally...

10. It just may be one of the best shows Nosedive has ever done. Period.

So if you haven't already done so, get your tickets, and come check out Nosedive's latest, Infectious Opportunity.

The David Letterman of
the indie theatre world,

James "Kind of a Dick" Comtois

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Monday, June 01, 2009

Leonard Jacobs Asks Me Five Questions

Over at the Clyde Fitch Report, Leonard Jacobs asks me five (well, six, actually) questions I've never been asked. Check them out here.

Pushing his luck,

James "Swine Fluwright" Comtois

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Dream of Me Review for

My review of Dream of Me is now up on

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After lamenting to the audience about how terrible and destructive relationships are, a woman hops on the L train and makes brief eye contact with a stranger. There's...something...there. She wants to talk to the person, but it's... [keep reading]

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