Shakespeare on the Deck Series 1

I’ve launched an exclusive series of Shakespeare productions that take place on the sundeck of the Everly Hotel. Part of the proceeds are donated to local organizations that do groundwork in our community.

The mission of Shakespeare on the Deck is to reintegrate the communal and rowdy atmosphere of 1605 Shakespeare in modern performance, while giving back to the community.

SERIES 1 (2018)

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Macbeth

SERIES 2 (2019)

Twelfth Night with an all female cast

A Midsummer Night’s Dream with an all queer cast

Titus Andronicus with an all female cast


The cast of Macbeth (2018)

Some F*cking Advice

Excited to be part of The Second City's (Hollywood) new premium show Some F*cking Advice

Join us for some advice every Saturday @9:30pm thru December 16th.

A powerhouse cast of Queer, Gay, Bisexual, Asexual, Trans and Straight performers, are taking everything out of the bedroom and putting it all onto the stage! Second City Hollywood is setting out to explore the private lives of individuals as they question themselves, their relationships, and their fantasies, all leading to the point where they seek out Some F*cking Advice. Inspired in part by Sex & Love advice institutions, such as Dr Ruth, Loveline, and Savage Love. This original sketch comedy is performed by Paul Bianchi, Reed Brice, Camirin Farmer,  Alan Masa, Lauren Michaels, Mikey Mulhearn, April Showers and Libby Wahlmeier. Written by the cast and Tim Paul. Directed by Tim Paul. Assistant Director, Kathryn Hammond. Musical Direction by Hughie Stone Fish.

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LGBTQ Roles

I love having the opportunity to play complex characters of the LGBTQ community in stories where their sexuality is normalized. When it's not about "being gay," but rather being human. 

Thanks to Diego Gudiel for the opportunity to play Neiman in your thesis and for writing characters such as the ones in your film.

 

 

Baring it all!

Reviews are in and critics are RAVING about The Full Monty!

Click on the link and go to min 6:55 to see Hedy's review and clip of our production!

http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2015/03/17/hedy-weiss-theater-reviews

"The Full Monty" is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED by the Chicago Sun-Times!

"... the terrific actors, expertly directed by John D. Glover, have clearly channeled whatever inhibitions they might have in ways that are alternately hilarious, poignant and real."

"...what makes it all work is pure heart."

- Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times

 

FOURS STARS for "The Full Monty" from the Chicago Reader!

"Kokandy Productions delivers a first-rate staging of this very funny musical."

"...a shrewd mix of sentiment, salty comedy, and some surprisingly sharp commentary on gender roles, body image, and the emotional effects of long-term unemployment. (If anything, the show has more resonance now than when it premiered in 2000.)"

- Albert Williams, Chicago Reader

"A musical that offers a touching, funny story that average theatergoers can relate to, and a score that sends them out of the theatre humming and smiling, is just what we need these days. "

"...a real winner!"

- Colin Douglas, Chicago Theatre Review

"...this production’s musical numbers kick and scream (in a very good way)"
"...[a] sexy, sizzling musical'

- Kevin Greene, Newcity