The View From Here #168: Fall/Winter, 2015-16!
There was an author who wrote something to the effect of… “I apologize for the length of this letter… I would have written less, but I didn’t have enough time.”
|Demonstrating Hamlet's scene in "Gertrude's Closet" at|
the Texas Wesleyan workshop...
|The adorable "Elmire Volunteer"|
at TWC speaks fluent sarcasm...
|Tim & Brem in NOLA|
|Post-show schmoozing with Tisse Mallon, |
Matt Palm and Carl F. Gauze
|One-man show catering table...|
|I'm not sayin...!|
|Me & Monique|
|Demonstrating "Tartuffe Seduction Techniques"...|
|Them Eastport Oyster Boys|
|Hillary, holding down the best day job ever: |
Barkeep at a micro-brewery!
|GSAT at MCLA!|
|The poster for Breakneck Hamlet |
at Fresno's Rogue Festival!
|Actual Cover of Southern Illinois Newspaper...|
"I swear: it wasn't me!"
|Tim & The Moes|
When it came time for the “Tartuffe Volunteer Scene,” the Voice Professor, Susan Patrick Benson, who was quickly becoming a good friend, put up her hand. More often than not, the volunteer scene becomes a bit of a joke at the expense of the volunteer, who is a bit bewildered by the seduction scene now happening around her, but Susan gave me a run for my money, giving back as good as she got with a sparkling showing.
|Buying a new car as the snow arrives...|
|Molieremobile #2 cedes the stage to Molieremobile #3|
|There's a new Moliere in town...|
|The two in the back of the line don't know |
that the three in the front of the line
have come down to Carbondale to celebrate!
|Tim, Victoria, Amber, Nick & April...|
"An extraordinary and enlightening experience." (Bonny Davidson)
"...Phenomenal. His memory of the lines is breathtaking... Anyone looking for a very entertaining and amazing act... you really need to check this out... Simply amazing." (Suzy Bowe Sadowski)
"Your performance was INCREDIBLE... I was completely enthralled on the edge of my seat. Shakespeare is alive..." (Wade Dickson)
"The show was SO entertaining. I highly recommend going... Especially if you don't know much about Shakespeare. You'll have a whole new appreciation and understanding after watching Tim Mooney's incredible and energetic performance." (Linda Fagan Emmerich)
"Whole new fun and entertaining way to present Shakespeare. Tim Mooney is a gifted performer. Wish my high school English lit teachers would've made Shakespeare as enoyable! Go if you get a chance. You will not regret it." (Jamie McMahon Shaw)
"Such talent! Thanks for "turning me on"... to more interest in Shakespeare. Your talent astounded me. EVERYONE, go see this!" (Kris Seegren)
"We loved both shows and area still shaking our heads over the remarkable amount of Brit istory Tim teaches through Shakespearean eyes. Most astounding is Tim's ability to convey the Bard's most profound soliloquies with full tilt emotion in 'Shakespeare's Histories'... How does one guy keep all that info in his head?" (Jan McGee)
"My 15 year old son won a Shakespeare monologue contest by studying your videos on YouTube... He is moving on to the regional level the end of this month... He considers your books and videos his secret weapon." (Mendee Rock)
|This Fringe Season EVERYONE is going to want|
a Breakneck Hamlet balloon!
|Hugo spotted me at a Waukegan Bar,|
surreptitiously drawing this...
|One of my Berry College technicians, Hayley, |
describes herself as
A Power Ranger, but for the Theatre...!
And finally, while working on this edition of the blog, I've been camped out in Alabama, updating my computer's operating system, so that I could get my new camera (replacing the one stolen in Sacramento) to interact with the computer. I managed to book a last minute appearance in Idyllwild, California (arranged by the amazing Betty Ginsburg Anderson) for next week. She posted the news on Facebook, and yet another commenter replied:
"I never was interested or understood Shakespeare until I experienced Tim's performance!" (Stacey Grant)Discoveries: Sometimes they want a serious lecture; sometimes they just want the clown at the birthday party... at a discount. * Sometimes a narrower variety of available shows enables me to spread a more active buzz from one festival to the next. * If the people sending wishes for a happy birthday on Facebook really want you to have a happy birthday, then they won't mind you responding to their greeting some other day... * Somewhere in between the performance space and the audience lies a "danger zone." If I can find my way into that, the attention shoots through the roof. * If I can find a way to do these performances without me or the hosting schools having to freak out about money, that's a much healthier way to get by.
Next Performances: Wadley, AL (Feb 4), Midland, TX (Feb 8), Idyllwild, CA (Feb 11).
Timothy Mooney Repertory Theatre Tour Schedule
|Naughty or nice...?|
Feb 12-16: NEW MEXICO, ARIZONA