All posts in category Theories of the Oomphalos!
Theories on narrative, zeitgeist, directing, acting and the 21st century.
The frozen tundra of 21st-century artistic possibilities stretches before us. Madness lies in almost every direction. We know directing is the only option for an intrepid citizen philosopher bon vivant like ourselves… but directing what? To whom must we communicate? What message? Over what production elements do we want to bear influence? Can we ever start a […]
Posted by Brendan on December 5, 2013
Directing is a trust fund baby’s game. Are you a trust fund baby? If so, good for you. Couldn’t happen to a better person. Seriously. Furthermore, go fuck yourself. While you yourself may be talented and friendly, your kind, with its consequence-free paradigm, dilutes the talent pool in the entertainment industry and has an undue […]
Posted by Brendan on November 21, 2013
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 Hughes 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 Hughes 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 Hughes 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 Hughes 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 Hughes on January 5, 2012