Assisting (Or, “Be THAT Guy!”)

So recently I undertook an assistant director job for a friend. It’s a good experience thus far, and I really enjoy watching people work with characters I’ve played before. The only real downside? Auditions.

I mean, no one really likes auditions as much as having the part already, right? But the casting process is where I’m learning the most. My teachers have always said that casting directors just want you to be good so that they can enjoy an audition. You know what? They are so right! The people who don’t take direction well in the room really make the day seem slower. The really great people make the experience a joy though! I thoroughly enjoyed the auditions from every person that we ended up casting.

The lesson learned:
Always be the guy who makes a casting office’s day. :)

In acting news, you can still come and see me in either Dark Side of the Moon on Sundays at 8pm, or in Roswell on Thursdays at 8pm at 1523 N. La Brea Avenue in Hollywood! They are honestly the best stage work I think I have ever been a part of. Dead Cat Cafe is almost finished, but it is behind schedule. The premiere episode will be up soon so I’m told. I’ll keep you all posted. :)

See you soon!
-Brad

You’ve Got the Month of May! (Or, “My Busy Schedule!”)

Hello my friends! :)

I am so sorry for not posting earlier in the week, but this week has been beyond hectic. Sometimes auditions come very slowly, but lately they have been moving in by the truckload! On top of last week’s postings (“Disco: Diary of a Failed Hooker”, “Dead Cat Cafe”, and my upcoming trip to IMTA), I have just added not one, but three new productions to look forward to!

I have just joined the cast of “Dark Side of the Moon”, a physical piece set to Pink Floyd’s timeless album. The show is directed by Chris Berube, a very good friend of mine and a director I’ve worked with in the past. This experience is surreal; it is truly unlike anything I have ever done before. The show will be at The Next Stage at 1523 N. La Brea Avenue in Hollywood. Although we are already in our second week of rehearsals, we do not yet have a set date for our opening. The plan as I understand it is to open on May 12, but I will have to keep you updated!

Another great friend of mine, Brendan Wynne, is making his directorial debut next door with “Roswell”, and I make a small but enjoyable cameo near the end. The show is every Thursday at 8pm for the next few weeks, and the theater is literally right next door to The Next Stage. They’re both right above the laundromat; you can’t miss them. Be sure to tell the ushers I sent you! :)

Finally (I know, it’s a lot), a very unique script was passed my way recently for a feature-length comedy. Well, I simply could not pass up doing another film project! I can’t tell you much, but shooting starts sometime in the next two weeks. The plan is to take this film to Sundance, so I will keep everyone informed if that becomes the case.

Also, as promised, more information on “Disco”: The show will be on May 23, and every cent of my personal ticket sales will be donated to the Jeff Griffith Youth Center in Los Angeles. This is a great foundation that helps take underprivileged children off of the streets and away from gang activity. The show itself is a hilarious comedy, and has introduced me to working with my own puppet. What kind of puppet? I think you’ll have to come see for yourself. :) Once again, the show is only ten dollars, and it will be shown one night only at the Strasberg Institute at 7936 Santa Monica Boulevard in LA.

I know that it seems like a lot of work, but I am always hungry for more! If you have a project going on and are looking for a guy like me, be sure to contact me via my site; I would love to sit down and chat. :)

Well, that seems to be all for now! If you would like to have more updates on my personal life, be sure to follow me on Twitter, @mrbradleyp, and stay tuned to my YouTube channel! I have a few ideas of what to do with that in the near future. :)

I’ll see you soon!
-Brad

Words of Welcome! (And Upcoming Attractions!)

Hello everybody, and welcome to my brand new blog and by extension, bradpainteractor.com!

This blog serves as a running news feed of what’s going on in my life from day to day. Here you can find information about shows I’ll be performing in, films of mine that are premiering soon, webseries, YouTube videos, and basically information on any project I’m involved in! You’ll also hear news about upcoming events you may be able to spot me at, so keep checking back!

Now for the first update:

I am now officially a part of “Disco: Diary of a Failed Hooker” with RnD Productions! The show is a hilarious improv piece about a boombox that only plays disco, and the people who discover it. The show is on May 23, and it only costs ten dollars to attend! The money is going to a charity helping today’s youth stay off of the streets and away from gang activity. More information will be coming before the week is out, but start clearing your calendar today!

Have you had enough theatre for the day? How about a webseries about a group of serial killers? It’s called “Dead Cat Cafe,” and we just finished principal photography a few days ago! I play the part of Shane, a doctor with a very dark secret caused by his desire to help others. The entire series is written and directed by my good friend Josh Buono, and it is a very offbeat dark comedy. I can’t reveal too much about the story, but what I can tell you is that it’s scheduled for release in May. Stay tuned!

Later on this year, you can find me at IMTA in New York, the International Model and Talent Association! For those of you unfamiliar with IMTA, it is basically a large convention and competition for actors, models, and singers held in front of an audience of hundreds of casting directors, talent managers, and producers of some of the best upcoming content in the entertainment industry. It’s an amazing opportunity to be going; this could be the boost that launches my career! As always, I promise to keep you all informed. :)

Well, that about wraps things up for this post. Feel free to check out the rest of my site, and follow me on Twitter if you want more frequent updates on what’s happening in my life.

I’ll see you all soon!
- Brad