When I was young I loved 1970's gritty New York Cop Movies.. I mean I was obsessed with them. I knew even during my "Ninja Turtle" days I would end up in NYC. I didn't know I wanted to be a comic or actor but I knew I wanted to be in New York.
|American Academy of Dramatic Arts Graduation on Broadway|
|Bob Kozar: My first Acting teacher hanging with my brother|
|Thelma Carter (Rest in Piece) ran AADA.. Miss you Thelma|
|The ol' Academy days.. when I learned I like reading|
I did a little theatre in High School but didn't truly fall in love till I attended The American Academy of Dramatic Arts.
The Academy friendships I have run deep- they are my NY family. I think there is nothing better than live theatre when done well. If you want to be entertained watch a movie- If you want to change your life go see a play. The academy changed allot of things about me, made me think different, act different and understand better.
|Chekov in Yalta|
|Caucasian Chalk Circle (Me Derek and James)|
|James Kautz and I: been friends since age 17.|
|Hey Ray! Ray Collins|
My friends started a theatre company I was fortunate enough to work with them in Happy in The Poorhouse.
Publication: Time Out New York
- Title of Article:
- Bar fighting and Playwriting with The Amoralists
- "For the critics and audiences who have fallen hard for the Amoralists’ sprawling, knockabout style, the news is good. Nobody else weds old-fashioned realist structure to working-class-hero lunacy quite this way, and no other acting collective seems so raw, so heartfelt, so exuberantly extreme onstage and off."
|At Graduation Dinner: SARDIS|
|Happy In The Poorhouse: All the gang is back together but on the big off white way|
|St. Marks Theatre: HAPPY IN THE POORHOUSE by Derek Ahonen|
|My gut is that part of the future of American theatre rests with these guys and artists like them, which is why I keep coming back to see what they're cooking up.- Martin Denton, NYTheatre.com|