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Actor


NOLA bred
CHICAGO trained

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Actor


NOLA bred
CHICAGO trained

As an Actor...

“And I, I took the road less traveled by and that
has made all the difference.” – Robert Frost

"The Road Less Traveled" was the first thing I ever had to memorize and perform, back in 3rd Grade.

I am an accidental actor. It was not anything I ever set out to do, but when it presented itself (and continued to present itself) I realized it was something I had been missing the entire time.

After college I spent a year as a Missionary with Chi Alpha Campus Ministries at LSU, speaking regularly to small groups and at a weekly service to a couple hundred students. I loved finding entertaining and interesting ways to present scripture that created an emotional impact in the group. Laughter. Tears. Anger. Passion. They were all equally welcome as long as what was being presented caused reaction and change.

I have carried that experience into my acting. I want to tell stories that incite change in people. Whether it’s a brief spike of adrenaline during an action sequence or drama that stirs up a long dormant question in the subconscious. Laughter is of course the highest form of praise.

Sift through the rest of my website to learn more about my training, experience, and other areas of expertise.

Second City

Adam is a graduate of the Conservatory program at Second City (Chicago). Along with Improvisation, he studied Meisner at Black Box Acting Studio.

Best actor Nomination

Adam was nominated for Best Actor at the New York Macabre Film Fest for his performance as Victor Frankenstein in "Frankenstein: Day of the Beast".

Deathtrap

Adam made his New Orleans stage Premiere in "Deathtrap" at Shadowbox Theater. He performs improv regularly with Comedy Sportz NOLA and Sketchy Characters.

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Monologue Challenge


Monologue Challenge


monologue Mondays

52 Monologues - 52 Weeks

 

I've taken a lot of classes - on-camera, audition, improv, intro to biz, acting, advanced acting, meisner, etc. etc. I love training and the classroom experience but I wanted to also get more reps in on my own. After following the blog of a fellow improviser, Ryan Nallen, who challenged himself to 30 days of Improv Shows I had a desire to do something to challenge myself. I was improvising regularly, which meant I needed to push my memory and preparation skills. Thus, 52 Monos in 52 weeks. Every week I would read a new play or piece of material, choose a selection from the piece to make into a monologue, and memorize it. Then incoporate my acting choices and rehearse. On Monday I would shoot the Monologue as if it was an audition. No retakes. 1 shot from the time I hit record. I would then immediately comment on the piece, the process, and/or the results. You can watch the video below and see all 52 videos at www.vimeo.com/channels/monomondays

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Writer


Writer


Adam may never have been a full-time teacher, but he has still used his BA in English Education combined with his experience as an actor to write for a variety of projects. He has been hired to punch up, edit, and complete scripts for other writers as well.

1 Pilot (self-produced)
16 Episodes for various Webseries
2 Novels (one in editing for self-publication)
     *both NaNoWriMo Winners
3 Feature Films
2 Short Films

Many of these projects are in a late stage of revision or an early stage of production and financing. You can view a list of projects with their loglines here: xxxxxx (under construction)

Anyone interested in partnering for the production of one of these scripts or writing consultation on your own script should contact Adam directly.