Aubrey Saverino and Eric Pargac as Dido and Aeneas. Photo by Larissa Nowak.Read More
It's official! As the title of this post suggests, I've been cast in my first play in New York City. It's called THE KOAN OF SEYMOUR, and I'll be playing Seymour. The show will be running from September 2 - September 18 at IRT Theatre in Greenwich Village. Come check it out! I'd love to see you there. More info and tickets are available here: http://irttheater.org/3b-development-series/the-koan-of-seymour/.
My brother, Brian Pargac, and I were named as Official Artists at the New York Television Festival for the second year in a row. This year we made it in as a semifinalist in the History Channel Unscripted Development Pipeline with a show we developed called "History's Famous Fights," which follows Hollywood stuntman and fight choreographer Brian Danner as he uses his group of top specialists to recreate famous fights throughout history. We look forward to returning to the spectacular festival.
For those of you who've been wondering how things would end for Theo & Kenley, take a look at Season 3 Episode 2 of The Digressions for all the answers. The episode walks us through the crazy adventures that occur in their lives after Michelle has left the gang for Seattle. There is a sensual shearing, foods that should never be mixed are mixed, and Theo wears out the lifespan of a monocle. Enjoy!
Preston, Michelle, Theo, Kenley and Spencer have been through a lot together and, over the years, it seems as though they increasingly go through a lot apart. At the end of Season 2 all hell broke loose when Preston decided to drop his filter at Spencer and Bella's engagement party, causing Michelle to announce that she was moving back to Seattle.
Today we pick up almost two years later. Did the gang work out their differences? Will they finally find a comfortable place in each other's adult lives? Find out by watching Season 3 - the final season of The Digressions.
We are launching the third and final season of The Digressions on April 21. You are invited to join us for a sneak peak screening of the season at Videology in Brooklyn on Saturday, April 11 at 4pm. You can find out more info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/797497400328179/.
In the meantime, take a look at the Season 3 trailer below and come back for more on April 21!
It's official! The reality series I've been developing with my brother Brian was named as a finalist in the New York Television Festival's A&E Unscripted Development Pipeline. Brian and I will be Official Artist at the 2014 New York Television Festival and will work with executives at A&E to further develop the sizzle for the show. The show is called WENDT CRAZY, and it follows Ryan and Brandi Wendt as they attempt one outlandish event after another in hopes of making their gym, Metroflex, the number one hardcore gym in the country.
I am very proud to announce that the webseries "The Digressions" launched our Indiegogo campaign for our third and final season and made it to 50% of our goal in only 48 hours. Thanks so much to everyone who has and will donate! We still have a ways to go so check out our Indiegogo campaign, and consider a donation to help us make our final season! The campaign ends August 31.
The Digressions shows us how far an interesting concept and a tight script can take an indie web series. As it plays out across a series of two-person encounters, it reveals key traits about characters who aren’t on screen, creating a compelling character study.
The Digressions follows a quintet of friends (Winslow Corbett, Andrew Dahl, Jordan McArthur, Eric Pargac, and Aubrey Saverino) who weave through what the show’s description calls “the detours that happen on the road to adulthood.” On paper, this seems like a fairly typical concept, but it is livened up by The Digressions‘ unique wrinkle: Only two of these characters appear on screen at a time, and each episode spans a single-scene conversation between the two present characters.
This allows the show’s script to shine. In addition to its dry wittiness, the writing in The Digressions does a splendid job of revealing information about characters who are off-screen. On-screen characters tend to paint themselves in a positive light while slandering those who are off-screen, a narrative decision that feels authentic.
This authenticity ultimately drives The Digressions, while each dialogue provides steady amusement. A Kickstarter campaign funded season two, and I hope to see its starting five return for a third round of gossip.
- See more at: http://www.tubefilter.com/2014/03/14/the-digressions-indie-spotlight/#sthash.5zHKvHOR.dpuf
Here's the recap review:
#WebSeriesWednesday went a little late last night so today our lovely readers are treated to a late Thursday edition of the wrap up article. Of course this week I was joined by the cast and creators of The Digressions, and together we watched and discussed season two. While The Digressions first season was one of my favorites last year I didn’t really expect it to be so damn good the second time around.
I’d argue that the show got a lot better because of a conscious effort to go big for season two. This season is not only longer, with a more compelling story and some improved visuals it has surprisingly better writing. I’m not sure if writers Andrew Dahl and Jordan McArthur were able to put more time into the scripts but they are consistently excellent. On about three different occasions I commented that the show had just had a new *best episode*.
So just how is it that the writing is so good? For every five shows I write about in this column that I mention “over the top characters” there is one show like “The Digressions” that presents the audience with a group of highly flawed yet very relatable characters.
The Digressions - S2 Ep 12 - The Engagement Party
In which new faces emerge, loyalties are tested, and lines are crossed.
Furious Theatre Company is back on stage at The Pasadena Playhouse's Carrie Hamilton Theatre. Check out the LA Times review:
Picture the witch-hunting of “The Crucible” at the hands of a modern Orwellian state and you have the broad contours of Dawn King’s “Foxfinder,” which receives an atmospheric, take-no-prisoners co-production from Furious Theatre Company in association with Oregon-based Artists Repertory Theatre.
Set in a dystopian near-future Britain where propaganda and scapegoating go together like tea and crumpets, King’s sci-fi drama posits a wry solution to the central problem facing any self-respecting totalitarian regime seeking to maintain power amid food shortages wrought by climate change: If you can’t target minorities in a post-politically correct world, whom do you single out for blame when things go wrong? Why, those perennial targets of English pest control efforts: foxes.