Rehearsals are underway for this show and let me tell you… it’s going to be a good one! I’m playing a dream role - the brilliant and volatile Charles Babbage, a mathematician who created the first computing machine and worked closely with Ada Lovelace, daughter of Lord Byron and a brilliant visionary in her own right. Lauren Gunderson’s script is brimming with juicy language, love triangles, and battles of wits. It feels like Jane Austen mixed with Aaron Sorkin’s “Steve Jobs.” Ada and the Engine is produced by the wonderful folks at Theatre Unleashed and it runs March 21-31 at studio/stage.
I had the great pleasure of working with the Geffen Playhouse on a workshop of their upcoming production, Mysterious Circumstances, written by one of my favorite playwrights, Michael Mitnick. I absolutely LOVE being in the room while new plays are being developed and nurtured. And this was an especially exciting room, filled with some incredibly talented actors and artists, including director (and Geffen Artistic Director) Matt Shakman.
Happy New Year, folks!
Recently, I had the distinct pleasure of returning to the Santa Monica studio of Kat Tuohy Photography for another round of headshots. I’d been letting my hair and beard grow, and it was time to document it and see how the new “look” fared with casting. To view the best shots from my session, check out the gallery. And actors, if you’re looking for an amazingly talented and fun headshot photographer, look no further. Kat and her team make the entire headshot experience a total breeze (with a little help from the nearby seashore).
I absolutely loved narrating the audiobook for Judy K. Walker’s “Founder.” It made my day to read this glowing review of my work! The audiobook is the lead-off for Findaway Voice’s Summer 2018 list of “Favorite Audiobooks.” You can check out the original post, but here’s my favorite part:
“The host of complex characters and compelling plot lines are exquisitely portrayed by dark, gripping narration that Alex Knox delivers. His portrayal of Adam is edgy and provoking, evoking his internal and external struggles beautifully. His performance perfectly mirrors the ever increasing suspense of the story.”
Hey folks! With the completion of Angel Flights by Baer Charlton, I’m proud to say that I have just finished production on my 10th audiobook title. In addition to researching and performing these books, I do all the editing and post-production myself. It’s a lot of hours, but I love telling these stories and collaborating with these amazing authors. In celebration of this milestone, here are some stats:
Longest Title: Founder by Judy K. Walker (11 hours, 26 minutes)
Shortest Title: It Gets Easier by Justine Avery (19 minutes)
Average Length: 6.8 hours
Most Characters: Stoneheart by Baer Charlton (around 25-30 distinct voices)
Most Chapters: Threatened Waters by Kevin Land Patrick (82 chapters)
In other news, I just took a class with VO Legend Bill Ratner, a fellow solo-show alum of the Hollywood Fringe Festival.
AND: I shot 2 short films with talented actor-writer Scotty Shoemaker. We are currently in post-production. Can’t wait to share these with you!