All posts in category Theories of the Oomphalos!
Theories on narrative, zeitgeist, directing, acting and the 21st century.
Friends in New York! On Tuesday, June 26, I will be performing at Ars Nova. “Performing what?” you ask, in my imagination, “why, performing the act of inventing a religion with diagrams, theories and preposterous arcana,” I reply. “How is that possibly entertainment?” you hopefully don’t wonder. “If you’ve ever seen me introduce a play [...]
Posted by Brendan on June 21, 2012
Friends in Los Angeles! On Tuesday, June 19, I will be performing at Atwater Crossing, with special musical guest and former office-mate Jeffrey D. I will attempt to lasso the cosmos for the 21st century agnostic using obscure scientific trivia, personal medical records, ontological diagrams, sociological arcana, whimsical apocrypha, the Oxford comma and jokes. Jeffrey will [...]
Posted by Brendan on June 6, 2012
In honor of leap year, and the smart young toga-clad IT guy in Caesar’s Rome who looked up long enough from playing Angry Aves on his iScroll to solve the whole Earth takes 365 days, 5 hours, 49 Minutes to go around the Sun dilemma… Brendan Hughes on “Time.” – watch more funny videos
Posted by Brendan on February 29, 2012
Introduction Very occasionally throughout my career I have taken small roles to attempt to stay in touch with the task of acting, and found it utterly confounding and deeply, deeply difficult to relax into. As a man with scoliosis, I know body tension. If I even mention a certain stressful teacher I had in high [...]
Posted by Brendan on January 23, 2012
I’m the Pollyanna and it kills me. In 2004, I was in my third year of grad school, studying theatre directing. My thesis production was of an Irish play about two warring brothers and the priest who tries to reconcile them. In a certain way, it amounted to a very expensive diary entry. I watched [...]
Posted by Brendan on January 5, 2012
Spending the week at the American Film Market, and watching $800 million worth of narrative morsels whiz around the beaches of Santa Monica, can make you think many cynical things about what makes a movie popular. It reminded me of this old graph I created five or six years ago to try to encapsulate all [...]
Posted by Brendan on November 3, 2011
When you begin to seek a purpose in life, you face this question: do you protect the past from the inevitability of the future? Or do you protect the future from the inevitability of the past? Eventually, some realize the past is safe. It already happened. And we begin to protect the future from the [...]
Posted by Brendan on October 22, 2011