There’s More to the Craft than the Craft

The problem with actors is we tend to silo ourselves off from the early days of theatre geeks touting the brilliance of Shakespeare and the genius of Rogers and Hammerstein to the latter years of MFA students writing dissertations on what kind…

When Writing a Screenplay, Start It Off the Right Way

N o matter what your wacky creative writing teacher tells you, structure matters. After reading countless screenplays, writing analysis’s, and writing my screenplays, one of the conclusions I have reached is that there is no way around story structure.


Walk Away from Advice If They Mention These Three Things

Online, anyone can be a guru.

With the rise of podcasts, YouTube channels, and online writing platforms…anyone can give advice.

There are shallow barriers to entry so that anyone can be a maverick. Instagram, YoutTube, and every version of online learning platform allow anyone to be “a star.”

We all…

Why Creating in a Vacuum Doesn’t Work

The age we live in is constantly seeking escape and peace.

Mediation has become a mantra itself, a way for people to escape from the horrors of their life. …

Who are Shakespeare’s Richard of Gloucester, Macbeth, and Iago

“And thus I clothe my naked villany With odd old ends stol’n out of holy writ, And seem a saint, when most I play the devil.”- King Richard III (I, iii, 336–338)

With characters like Edmund from King Lear, Aaron the…

Remind Yourself Efficiency Is King

Everybody wants to be famous but nobody wants to do the work. Yet, life is all about the work.

Comedians from Joe Rogan to Dave Chapelle can tell you the work doesn’t get easier, your just get better. Actors and writers learn that the grind of making it never goes…

The Best Ways to Beat a Hangover

“I feel sorry for people who don’t drink. When they wake up in the morning that’s as good as they’re going to feel all day.” ~ Frank Sinatra

Once, there was a time when the gods convened to give man the ability to…

Three Drinks to Get You Through the Dog Days of Summer

Pirates get a bad wrap. …

“All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players. They have their exits and their entrances; And one man in his time plays many parts.” — As You Like It, Act II Scene 7

Sadly, William Shakespeare is one of those writer’s lost to time. His plays are forgotten, if not outshined by his contemporaries. Ben Johnson, John Webster, and the incorrigible Christopher Marlowe have all outlived this lesser know playwright.

What would the world be like without The Alchemist, The Duchess of Malfi

1) Broker’s (the one with the little hat)

“No frills. No bells and whistles. No peculiar ingredients. Just a bowler hat and the World’s Best Gin.”

Building on the image of an archetypal London stockbroker as each bottle is adorned with a little bowler hat, Broker’s is a call back to the home of gin. …

Brock Vickers

I am an actor and writer who loves creating content and telling stories.

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