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ARCHIVES - Projects In Descending Order...

  • December 9-23, 2016 - my short play CRANDALL ON PLANET X-16 is included in a collection of holiday one-act plays called A Very Nouveau Holiday. Mine is directed by Chris McCreary. With Maggie Smith, Carson Wright and Andra Hunter. At the Margo Jones Theatre, Dallas TX. Produced by Nouveau 47 Theatre.
  • November 20, 2016 - I host the Autumn 2016 Audacity Solo Salon at the Margo Jones Theatre, Dallas. Solo performers working on excerpts of their plays include Mikey Abrams, Stefany Cambra and Isaac Young.
  • November 1 - December 7, 2016 - Was official participant in Will Power's Dallas Playwrights Workshop at SMU.
  • October 29-November 19, 2016 - I perform the role of George Westinghouse in Kevin Grammer's DREAMING ELECTRIC at the Orchre House Theatre, Dallas.
  • September 9-October 2, 2016 - My short play LIZARD BOY EATS A DORITO is performed by Robert Linder as part of Sundown Collaborative Theatre's WE ALL (STILL) MAKE MISTAKES, THE B SIDES: A DRUNKEN MIXTAPE
    SUNDOWN’S 5TH ANNUAL(ISH) SHORT WORKS FESTIVAL, Green Space Arts Collective, Denton, TX.
  • August 20-22, 2016 - In Portland, OR with ole Grant Knutson. Wrote first draft of 10-minute play CRANDALL ON PLANET X-16 one afternoon in a coffeeshop. Ate and drank well, saw old friends, made new ones.
  • August 12-19, 2016 - First ever writer-in-residence at the Kathy George Indie Artist Residency in Ashford, WA. Sponsored by Minion Productions. Worked on a first draft of a full-length play over the week.
  • June 2-12, 2016 - Produce the 3rd Annual Dallas Solo Fest. Features solo shows from David Mogolov, Brigham Mosley, Erin Singleton, Ryan Adam Wells, Diana Shortes, Eileen Tull, Vincent Mraz and Maggie Gallant.
  • May 16, 2016 - I am interviewed on the Big Little Scene Podcast about small, indie theatre and the Dallas Solo Fest. Thanks to co-hosts Kelsey Ervi and Jeremy Dumount
  • March 7, 2016 - I perform a 20 minute snippet of CYRANO A-GO-GO at a Solo Salon presented by The Tribe. At Deep Vellum Books in Deep Ellum.
  • March 6, 2016 - DINOSAUR AND ROBOT STOP A TRAIN is published as a Kindle ebook, available on Amazon.com
  • February 13, 2016 - THE SECRET ISLAND, my first comics-inspired kids book, is published as a Kindle ebook, available on Amazon.com
  • January 21-31, 2016 - I co-wrote (with jeff Hernandez), directed and designed NIGHT OF THE TARANTUBEARS. Playing at the Margo Jones Theatre, produced by Audacity Theatre Lab. Featuring Miller Pyke, Kasey Tackett, Brian Witkowwicz, Whitney Holotik and Dani Martin.
  • December 10-28, 2015 - My play THE YETI AT THE AIRPORT LOUNGE is included in Nouveau 47 Theatre's A Very Nouveau Holiday. Directed by Jim Kuenzer. Featuring DeWayne Blundell and Andra Laine Hunter.
  • November 12-22, 2015 - DINOSAUR AND ROBOT STOP A TRAIN co-production between Audacity Theatre Lab and Sundown Collaborative Theatre. I direct. Plays in Dallas, TX at the Margo Jones Theatre at Fair Park. Sparsely attended.
  • November 9, 2015 - I BROUGHT HOME A CHUPACABRA is published as a Kindle ebook, available on Amazon.com
  • October 30 - November 8, 2015 - DINOSAUR AND ROBOT STOP A TRAIN co-production between Audacity Theatre Lab and Sundown Collaborative Theatre. I direct. Plays in Denton, TX at the Point Bank Black Box space. Sparsely attended.
  • October 3 & 4, 2015 - ROBERT'S ETERNAL GOLDFISH plays the Scanton Fringe Festival, Forage Space, Scranton, Pennsylvania.
  • September 23, 2015 - Sample class at S.T.A.G.E. I'm covering a bit of improv and a bit of career design.
  • September 6, 2015 - Teaching a Youth Improv workshop at S.T.A.G.E., Dallas TX.
  • September 2, 2015 - Informal reading of my new play PRODOVILLE, a coproduction between Audacity Theatre Lab and Sundown Collaborative Theatre.
  • August 31, 2015 - Begin the fall 2015 semester teaching theatre and film at Tarrant County College.
  • August 27-29, 2015 - Seattle to Fresno Mini-Fringe sponsored by Minion Productions and the Rogue Fringe. CYRANO A-GO-GO plays at the Mia Cuppa Cafe, Fresno, California.
  • August 13-23, 2015 - CYRANO A-GO-GO at the Nanaimo Fringe Festival, British Columbia, Canada. Operating under the Minion Productions banner instead of Audacity. Shows at the Harbour City Theatre.
  • August 8-10, 2015 - Two of my one-minute-long plays appear in the 2nd Annual Dallas One Minute Play Festival sponsored by Kitchen Dog Theater. Shows are held at Southern Methodist University.
  • August 2, 2015 - I curate and host an Audacity Solo Salon at the Margo Jones Theatre. With pieces by Jeff HernandezErin Singleton and Jeffrey Colangelo.
  • August 1, 2015 - Episode 004 of the Rumbleshanks Tapes podcast is released.
  • July 28, 2015 - On drive back from California stop in Santa Fe, New Mexico and show Ruth around my old college.
  • July 23-26, 2015 - Attend VidCon at the Anaheim Convention Center in California. With Jeff Hernandez and Ruth. Eye-opening trip. Meet Casey Neistat.
  • July 8-15, 2015 - Family trip to Orlando, Florida. Visit Walt Disney World Resort to celebrate my niece's tenth birthday.
  • June 4-14, 2015 - I produce the 2nd Annual Dallas Solo Fest at the Margo Jones Theatre in Dallas' Fair Park. Eight performers present solo shows including Bremner Duthie, Brigham Mosley, Jill Vice, Carla Cackowski, Jeff Swearingen, Van Quattro, Kris Noteboom and Lesley Tsina.
  • May 16, 2015 - The third episode of the Rumbleshanks Tapes podcast is released.
  • May 1, 2015 - Cake and Prose. An evening of readings and music to celebrate the book release of David Hopkins' collection of short stories WE MISS ALL THE GREAT PARTIES. I read "Shappoing Mall at the End of the World" At the Margo Jones Theatre, Dallas.
  • April 9, 2015 - Second episode of the Rumbleshanks Tapes podcast is released on the arts and pop culture website Sensational Adventure Club.
  • April 5, 2015 - Offer free workshop for adult, emerging actors at S.T.A.G.E. Called "The Actor as a Freakin' Entrepreneur"
  • March 29, 2015 - Curating the spring 2015 Audacity Solo Salon. With John S. Davies, Lindsay Hayward and Kevin Fuld.
  • March 25-27, 2015 - CHOP plays at the southeast campus of Tarrant County Colllege, Arlington TX.
  • March 21, 2015 - Teach Playwriting Workshop for high school students. Sponsored by Junior Players. At Lakewood Public Library, Dallas TX.
  • March 17, 2015 - Participate in a staged reading of Zoe Kazan's play WE ARE HERE for Echo Theatre. At Bath House Cultural Center, Dallas TX.
  • March 9, 2015 - Line-up for the 2015 Dallas Solo Fest announced!
  • March 7-15, 2015 - CYRANO A-GO-GO plays at the 2015 Out of the Loop Fringe Festival. Wins a Best of Fest award.
  • January 29 - February 7, 2015 - CHOP plays at the Margo Jones Theatre in Dallas' Fair Park.
  • January 24, 2015 - first of The Rumbleshanks Tapes podcast comes out of Sensational Adventure Club website.
  • December 12, 2014 - The fall semester ends at Tarrant County College. I turn in grades and collapse in exhaustion.
  • December 11-21, 2014 - My one-act CORNER OFFICE SKYE is included in the collection of holiday-themed short plays called A VERY NOUVEAU HOLIDAY. Presented by Nouveau 47 Theatre. My play is directed by Becki McDonald.
  • December 8, 2014 - Presenting an excerpt of CYRANO A-GO-GO at the Audacity Solo Salon, Margo Jones Theatre, Fair Park, Dallas.
  • November 20 & 21, 2014 - Taught a series of workshops called "Making Your Characters Awesome Through Improv" at the 2014 Texas Thespians Festival. It was held at the Omni Hotel in Downtown Dallas and there were thousands of high school students attending all sorts of workshops. One of my workshops had 85 participants. They filled a ballroom. 85 is the most I have taught in a single class to date. It was awesome.
  • November 12-16, 2014 - I help Brandon Potter present his solo show SEX, DEATH AND LIGHT SWITCHES at the Margo Jones Theatre.
  • October 2-5, 2014 - Ruth and I take off to NYC to see Peter Brook's The Valley of Astonishment at Theatre for a New Audience. Also to see friends and eat meatballs.
  • August 28 & September 4, 2014 - I teach improv for adults workshops at S.T.A.G.E.
  • August 25, 2014 - The TCCD fall semester begins. As an adjunct I'm teaching Intro to Theatre and Intro to Cinema this semester.
  • August 25, 2014 - I curate the first Audacity Solo Salon. Three performers: Beth Bontley, Van Quattro and Steven Young try out exceprt from one-person plays. At the Margo jones Theatre.
  • August 20-22, 2014 - I emcee a fund-raiser for m friend and colleague Matt Tomlanovich called Helping Hands and Hyena Haikus: A Benefit for Matthew Tomlanovich. He was felled by MRSA last spring and the fund-raiser was to help out with the medical and hospital bills. At the Margo Jones Theatre.
  • August 15-17, 2014 - Robert Linder performs my short piece LIZARD BOY EATS A DORITO as part of  "A Mix Tape: We've Done It Again" series of short works by Sundown Collaborative Theatre. Plays at Margo jones Theatre in Dallas.
  • August 11-13, 2014 - Robert Linder performs my short piece LIZARD BOY EATS A DORITO as part of  "A Mix Tape: We've Done It Again" series of short works by Sundown Collaborative Theatre. Plays at Green Space Studio in Denton.
  • July 12, 2014 - I am performing a Dribble Funk Solo Improv at the Big Sexy Weekend of Improv. At the 7 PM slot with the troupes RAM (Dallas) and Shades of Brown (Austin, TX).
  • July 12, 2014 - I am teaching a workshop called "But I Suck at the Administrative Stuff" as part of the Big Sexy Weekend of Improv. AT the Margo jones Theatre, Fair Park, Dallas. Info HERE.
  • July 11, 2014 - I will be hosting the Monologue Jam at the 9 PM slot at the 6th Annual Big Sexy Weekend of Improv at the Margo Jones Theatre in Fair Park.
  • July 10, 2014 - FUN GRIP plays at the Margo Jones Theatre as part of the Big Sexy Weekend of Improv.
  • July 10-13, 2014 - Co-producing, via Audacity Theatre Lab and the Alternative Comedy Theater, the 6th Annual Dallas Big Sexy Weekend of Improv.
  • July 7-19, 2014 - Teaching Summer Drama Camp for Junior Players. Assigned to McKinney Recreation Center.
  • June 16-28, 2014 - Teaching Summer Drama Camp for Junior Players. Assigned to Fretz Recreation Center in Dallas. My niece is in my class.
  • June 14, 2014 - Spent all week directing student playwright Tom Mizell's play THE HOLDING FIX with a group of student actors. For Kitchen Dog Theater and Junior Player's PUPFest 2014. Staged Readings at the MAC at 1 pm and 4 pm. Admission free.
  • May 31, 2014 - My play ARSENIC AND ROSES was selected to be used in a workshop on Staged Readings at the Denton Community Theatre's Method and Madness Playwriting Festival and Competition. Conducted by Mandy Rausch and Tashina Richardson.
  • May 31, 2014 - I am participating in a panel discussion on being an independent playwright as part of Denton Community Theatre's Method and Madness Playwriting Festival and Competition. At the Point Bank Black Box in Denton. 10am -noon. Free.
  • May 27, 2014 - Began my first stint of summer school classes at Tarrant County College. Am teaching "Intro to Theatre" four days a week from 9:40-11:40 am until July 3.
  • May 15-25, 2014 - I am producing the first ever Dallas Solo Fest, bringing in solo performers from around the nation to raise awareness of and celebrate the solo show format for audiences in Dallas. It is the largest event I have produced to date... a national arts festival. Inaugural year includes Alexandra Tatarsky, Elaine Liner, John Michael, Danny O'Connor, Veronica Russell, Zeb L. West, Deanna Fleysher and David Mogolov.
  • March 16, 2014 - ROBERTS' ETERNAL GOLDFISH is selected as a 'Best of the Fest' at Out of the Loop. Invited to give an encore performance.
  • March 7-9, 2014 - My solo piece ROBERTS' ETERNAL GOLDFISH debuts at the 2014 Out of the Loop Fringe Festival at the Water Tower Theatre in Addison, TX.
  • March 1 & 2, 2014 - I'll be tabling at the 2014 Staple! Expo of Independent Media in Austin, Texas. Debut of my new comic "My Secret Island"
  • March 1, 2014 - I'm teaching a playwriting workshop for high schools at the Central branch of the Dallas Public Library. In conjunction with PUPFest, sponsored by Junior Players and Kitchen Dog Theater.
  • January 31 & February 1, 2014 - FUN GRIP plays at the Comedy Parlor in Tulsa OK. Also taught a workshop with Jeff. We did NOT impress. Ruth and I trapped in ice storm on drive back to Texas.
  • January 23 & 24, 2014 - My short solo piece I BROUGHT HOME A CHUPACABRA plays as part of the YOLO Solo fest. Directed by Ruth Engel-McEntire and featuring Lauren Moore.
  • January 21-26, 2014 - My theatre Audacity hosts the YOLO Solo Fest of one-person one-acts. Curated by journalist/solo performer Elaine Liner with pieces by me, Andi Allen, Bruce Coleman, Ben Scroth, Kate Lowry, Danny O'Connor, Kennedy Waterman and Natalie Gaupp.
  • January 14-26, 2014 - I direct Andy Eninger's THE LAST CASTRATO for Audacity at the Margo Jones Theatre in Dallas. Features Jeff Swearingen.
  • December 19-28, 2013 - My play RUDNICK THE CANDLE-HEADED BOY is included in a collection of ten one-acts called "A Very Nouveau Holiday." Ruth directs mine and a few others. Produced at the Margo Jones Theatre by Nouveau 47 Theatre.
  • November 16-December 7, 2013 - RASPBERRY FIZZ plays Saturdays at 2 PM at the Margo Jones Theatre in Fair Park. With curtain-opener performance of AV Phibes' GRADING ON  A CURVE. Both directed by me.
  • November 8-10, 2013 - CHOP plays SoloMania Fest in New Orleans. At the Shadow Box Theatre on St. Claude Avenue.
  • October 25, 2013 - I read audio fiction by David Hopkins. The story is called SIX SECONDS LEFT and is a co-production of Audacity Theatre Lab and Space-Gun Studios. Released on the Space-Gun website.
  • October 4-6, 2013 - RASPBERRY FIZZ plays at Bohemeo's in Houston, Texas as part of the 2013 Houston Fringe Festival.
  • September 1, 2013 - DRIBBLE FUNK 380. I perform solo improv for over 6 hours. Margo Jones Theatre in Fair Park, Dallas.
  • August 16-18, 2013 - Attending the Weapons of Mass Creation design conference in Cleveland, OH.
  • July 13, 2013 - FUN GRIP plays at the Improv Festival of Oklahoma (IFO).
  • July 1, 2013 -  FUN GRIP performs alongside The Band Wreckers at the Margo Jones Theatre in Fair Park. It is the inaugural 1st Monday Comedy Nite.
  • June 29, 2013 - I help Rhianna Mack with her day of spoken word poetry, music, shadow puppetry and visual art called 6IX CONFESSIONS at the Bath House Cultural Center. A co-production between Audacity Theatre Lab and True Artist Brand.
  • June 28 & 29, 2013 - I teach two week summer theatre camps at two different recreation centers for Junior Players. These camps culminate in performances of plays by the kids. Timberglen and Fretz Rec Centers were where I was assigned from June 17-28 this year.
  • June 15, 2013 - Directed BACON IS NOT KOSHER by student playwright Naomi Cohen at Kitchen Dog Theater and Junior Player's PUPFest 2013.
  • June 7-22, 2013 - My play DINOSAUR AND ROBOT STOP A TRAIN debuts at the 15th Annual Festival of Independent Theatres in Dallas TX. Performed by me and Jeff Swearingen.
  • April 20, 2013 - Participated in One Day Only! XX, the 20th 24-hour theatre event of the series. Produced by Rover Dramawerks. Started by me back in May of 2000. Went back to see how it had developed. Glad I did not continue doing them. Did manage to come out with new one-act called SHARK BITES AND SIDE EFFECTS.
  • April 12, 2013 - FUN GRIP plays at the 3rd Annual Improvised Play Festival at the Hideout Theatre in Austin TX. 
  • April 11-27, 2013 - My play CARTER STUBBS TAKES FLIGHT plays at the Green Space in Denton, TX. Written on commission for and produced by the Sundown Collaborative Theatre. Plays final weekend at Nouveau 47 Theatre in Dallas.
  • April 8, 2013 - Direct a reading Matt Lyle's play CAMP GIRLS AND THE GHOST MONK at Nouveau 47 Theatre in Dallas TX. For Audacity Theatre Lab.
  • March 9, 2013 - I'm leading a playwriting workshop for high schoolers at the Lakewood Branch Library in Dallas, TX. Sponsored by Junior Players and Kitchen Dog Theater's PUP Fest. 2- 4PM.
  • March 2 & 3, 2013 - I'll be at the STAPLE! Independent Media Expo in Austin selling art and books. Stop by my table.
  • March 1, 2013 - Attended No Shame at the Salvage Vanguard Theatre in Austin. Expected just to watch, but had a chance to read a piece. Pulled up BURDEN OF A LIGHT BLUE SHIRT on my phone.
  • February 20, 2013 - Teaching a workshop for Alternative Comedy Theatre entitled Creativity and the Improviser.
  • February 13-16, 2013 - Directing and designing short play by student playwright entitled IT'S A GAMER'S LIFE by Benjamin Murphy, at Tarrant County College, Arlington TX.
  • January 18, 2013 - PrintBombed the big Dallas Half Price Books with ten "Anything Is Possible" prints.
  • January 14, 2013 - the spring semester starts at Tarrant County College. I'm teaching film and theatre classes again (though one less than last semester... sigh).
  • January 12, 2013 - Hosted the 3rd Annual Winter Monologue Jam at Cafe Bohemia, Plano TX. Sponsored by the Alternative Comedy Theatre.
  • November 25, 2012 - FUN GRIP played Dyer Street Bar in an evening put together by the Alternative Comedy theatre. The Dyer is closing, so...
  • November 16, 2012 - A small indie movie that I'm in, VAMPS, BLOOD AND SMOKING GUNS gets a world premiere screening. I'm out of town and unable to attend.
  • November 16, 2012 - FUN GRIP plays at the Hideout in Austin. We are on a bill with the house troupe, Parallelagramaphonograph.
  • October 18, 2012 - Major redesign of the Audacity Theatre Lab website.
  • September 20-23, 2012 -  Perform CHOP at the Seattle Fringe Festival, Odd Duck Theatre.
  • September 6-8, 2012 -  CYRANO A-GO-GO plays at the Houston Fringe Festival. Also conduct a workshop at Frenetic Theatre called "Considerations For the Solo Performer."
  • August 15, 2012 - Sit in with ARTPROV at The Tank, NYC. Do the rare short-form set and first time doing musical improv in front of an audience.
  • August 14-25, 2012 - In NYC to present CHOP at the 2012 New York International Fringe Festival.
  • August 8-11, 2012 - In Vegas. My parents celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary.
  • July 27 & 28, 2012 - CHOP plays a three show engagement at the Magnolia Lounge (the Margo Jones Building) at Fair Park, Dallas. Co-sponsored by Audacity Theatre Lab and Nouveau 47 Theatre.
  • July 14, 2012 - Improv Benefit for CHOP at Cafe Bohemia, Plano TX. 9:30 PM. Sponsored by the Alternative Comedy Theatre. I perform an excerpt of CHOP.
  • June 18, 2012 - EYE IN THE SKY CD Release Party hosted by Audacity Theatre Lab and Nouveau 47 Theatre. I read Jeff Swearingen's piece I HATE ALTITUDE live.
  • June 2, 2012 - FUN GRIP performs at the Dyer Street Bar as part of Dallas' Big Sexy Weekend of Improv. 7 PM.
  • June 2, 2012 - Am an actor in a staged reading of Lauren Yee's play A MAN, HIS WIFE AND HIS HAT at Kitchen Dog Theater. Reading directed by John Flores.
  • June 1, 2012 - I host and curate a Monologue Jam at the Big Sexy Weekend of Improv, Dallas TX. 9 PM
  • June 1, 2012 - Noon-2PM. Dribble Funk Solo Improv Workshop at the Alternative Comedy Theatre, Dallas.
  • May 26, 2012 - I directed Staged Reading of W. T. White High School 11th grader Laney Morgan's play THE SCENT OF DESTINY at Junior Players/ Kitchen Dog Theater's PUP Fest. All high school student cast. Performed at 1PM and 4 PM. 
  • May 16, 2012 - My webcomic Donnie Rocket Toaster-Face turns 2 years old.
  • May 11, 2012 - FUN GRIP plays at the Hideout, Austin TX. On bill with the P-graphs. 10PM.
  • April 20 & 21, 2012 - CHOP plays the 10:30 PM late-night slot at the Overtime Theatre in San Antonio, TX.
  • April 13-May 12, 2012 - My play FOR THE LOVE OF AN ANESTHESIOLOGIST plays at the Overtime Theatre, San Antonio TX. Directed by Bryan Ortiz. 
  • March 20, 2012 - Release my collection of comics DONNIE ROCKET TOASTER-FACE, Vol. 1, available on Amazon.com
  • March 18-May 21, 2012 - teach Mondays after school at Dealey Montessori, Dallas TX. Theatre classes through Junior Players.
  • March 11-17, 2012 - Honeymoon cruise on Norwiegen Spirit, out of New Orleans. travel around western Caribbean.
  • March 3-10, 2012 - My play RASPBERRY FIZZ debuts at Addison Water Tower Theatre's 2012 Out of the Loop Fringe Festival.  Directed by Andy Baldwin. Featuring Jeff Swearingen, Natalie Young and Shane Beeson. Good reviews.
  • February 25, 2012 - I marry the wonderful Ruth Engel.
  • January 18, 2012 - Teach Dribble Funk Solo Improv workshop at Alternative Comedy Theatre. 
  • January 16, 2012 -  Begin teaching a new semester of Film Appreciation classes at Tarrant College Southeast Campus.
  • January 14, 2012 - 2nd Annual Monologue Jam at Cafe Bohemia, Plano TX, sponsored by Alternative Comedy theatre. I perform in a set with Jeff Swearingen and John Rawley. 
  • December 26, 2011 - FUN GRIP plays the Boxing Day Bash Improv Jam at the Dyer Street Bar, Dallas TX. Sponsored by the Alternative Comedy Theatre.
  • December 19-29, 2011 - Teach a youth drama class for Junior Players at Walnut Hill recreation center, Dallas TX.
  • December 15, 2011 - News that my new short play RASPBERRY FIZZ is accepted into the 2012 Out of the Loop Fringe Festival at Addison, Texas' Water Tower Theatre. In March TBA.
  • December 12, 2011 - My first and second graders perform their original play Orphans, Robots and Scientists at Dealey Montessori. This is the end of an eight week class.
  • December 10, 2011 - FUN GRIP plays with The Victims and Ron Reno at Pocket Sandwich Theatre, Dallas, TX.
  • December 8-31, 2011 - My play RUDNICK: THE CANDLE-HEADED BOY plays as part of Naked Holidays by EndTime Productions, New York City. Sells out opening weekend.
  • November 20, 2011 - Record Episodes 5 and 6 of the EYE IN THE SKY PROJECT for Audacity Theatre Lab. I perform and direct.
  • November 13, 2011 - shoot a small role in Alex Garcia Topete's independent film VAMPS, BLOOD & SMOKING GUNS.
  • November 6, 2011 - Guest Instructor workshopping with the all-girl longform improv group The Bandwreckers.
  • October 7-9, 2011 - Perform 13 hours of improv (in a 30 hour span) for Jeff Swearingen's fund-raising stunt Whole Whole Lotta Improv
  • August 11-13, 2011 - CHOP goes on at the Houston Fringe Festival. Awarded a "Producer's Pick."
  • July 31, 2011 - Solo Improv workshop with the fantastic Jill Bernard.
  • July 30, 2011 - FUN GRIP performs at the Improv Festival of Oklahoma.
  • July 22, 2011 - FUN GRIP performs a set for kids, outside, at Holy Nativity Episcopal Church in Plano. It is difficult and chaotic, but pays well.
  • July 16, 2011 - Swearingen and I perform an epic set of FUN GRIP at Pocket Sandwich Theater.
  • July 15, 2011 - I perform DRIBBLE FUNK SOLO IMPROV (long set) at Pocket Sandwich Theater, Dallas.
  • June 18, 2011 - My "oration" CYRANO A-GO-GO premiere's at the Green Zone Theatre, Dallas. 
  • June 11, 2011 - DRIBBLE FUNK SOLO IMPROV at Cafe Bohemia in Plano, TX.
  • June 11, 2011 - Direct Haleyna Kociuk's play HELL FREEZING OVER at Kitchen Dog Theatre for their PUPFEST Student Works Festival. 
  • June 4, 2011 - FUN GRIP plays the 3rd Annual Big Sexy Weekend of Improv. 
  • May 14, 2011 - FUN GRIP plays at Cafe Bohemia in Plano, TX. 
  • May 6 & 12, 2011 - I perform in the collaborative play I helped devise for Cara Mia Theatre Company back in 2005. The play is called the SIX FLAGS OF TEXAS, a bilingual time-travel epic. 
  • May 3, 2011 -  I'm in a commercial for First Choice Power.
  • April 15-17 - In Washington DC to see Peter Brook's FRAGMENTS at the Kennedy Center. Yoshi Oida is awesome!
  • April 9, 2011 - FUN GRIP plays "2 x 4" at Austin's Hideout Theatre. 
  • March 20-22, 2011 - In Seattle. Stay with my second cousin Richard and his partner Curt. Eat really well. 
  • March 20, 2011 - Conduct workshop called "Improv for the Solo Performer" at FUSE Theatre, Portland, OR.  
  • March 17-19 - Ruth and I venture to the Pacific Northwest. CHOP plays at the Portland Mini-Fringe. At the Fuse Theatre, 3430 SE Belmont Ave., Portland OR 97202.
  • March 8, 2011 - Invited in as Guest Speaker at Collin County College to talk to Theatre classes. Tell about my life and career and do short demo of a Dribble Funk Solo Improv. 
  • March 6-12, 2011 - World Premiere of my play I HAVE ANGERED A GREAT GOD at the Water Tower Theatre's Out of the Loop Fringe Festival, Addison TX. Cast includes myself, Jeff Hernandez, Angela Parsons, Oscar Contreras and Jeremy Whiteker.
  • March 3, 2011 - My short monologue piece "Ejecting A Cow" is published on BartonBooth.com 
  • February 12, 2011 - World Premiere of new format called MONOLOGUE JAM. Performed by myself, John Rawley and Jeff Swearingen at Cafe Bohemia Coffeehouse in Plano.  
  • January 17, 2011 - Begin teaching Film Appreciation at Tarrant County College SE Campus. Class doesn't make, so I sub randomly during the semester.
  • January 8, 2011 - Dribble Funk Solo Improv at Cafe Bohemia in Plano, TX at 9:30 PM. Sponsored by Alternative Comedy Theatre.
  • January 7, 2011 - Begin an eight week, Friday afternoon class. Teaching playwriting to youth at the McKinney Community Center. Through Junior Players.
  • December 30, 2010-January 3, 2011 - End the year in Las Vegas. Propose to the beautiful Ruth Engel on New Year's Eve. She says yes.
  • December 28, 2010 - FUN GRIP performs at the Dyer Street Bar, Dallas TX.
  • November 30, 2010 - My essay "The WHY Behind CHOP" is reprinted on the StageDirectionsBlog.com. It was originally posted in the Audacity Theatre Lab blog, Notes From The Lab. The piece begins a month of coverage about CHOP and my experience taking it to the New Orleans Fringe Festival.
  • December 13, 2010 - Staged Readings of my plays I HAVE ANGERED A GREAT GOD and THE DOLPHINS OF MARS at the historic Magnolia Lounge in Fair Park, Dallas TX. Sponsored by Audacity Theatre Lab and Nouveau 47 Theatre.
  • November 16-21, 2010 - Perform CHOP at the New Orleans Fringe Festival.
  • November 13-15, 2010 - New York. Rehearsed CHOP with Andy Merkel. Stayed with A.V. Phibes. Coffee with playwrights Erin Courtney and Ben Sampson. Saw Grant's Tomb and the Broadway show BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON. 
  • November 10-12, 2010 - In Philadelphia, staying with Playwright Greg Romero. Went to see Dan Hoyle's solo show THE REAL AMERICANS.
  • November 5, 2010 - Tell anecdotal stories about life in the theatre arts for Career Day at Shepard Junior High in Plano, Texas. Thanks to Fran for having me out.
  • November 3, 2010 - CHOP: Dallas benefit performance (free) November 3rd at 7:30 PM, The Continental Lofts, 3311 Elm Street, Dallas, TX 75226 (Between Trunk & 2nd Ave. in Deep Ellum). To raise awareness, donations and get "sea legs" back before heading off to New Orleans.
  • October 17, 2010 - EYE IN THE SKY episode 3 is posted on the Audacity Theatre Lab website. I acted in as well as directed and curated this project.
  • October 2, 2010 - Perform Fun Grip in Oklahoma City with Red Dirt Improv. IAO Gallery, 9 PM.
  • September 24, 2010 - Perform Dribble Funk Solo set at Pocket Sandwich Theatre, Dallas TX. On bill with The Hindenbergs and The Victims
  • September 16, 2010 - Conduct a Dribble Funk Solo Improv workshop, Texas Woman's University Theatre Department.
  • September 8, 2010 - Hatch idea for TheSoloPerformer.com blog.
  • August 29, 2010 - Record EYE IN THE SKY Episode 3 for Audacity Theatre Lab.
  • August 28, 2010 - Am guest monologuist for an Armando set perfomed by The Victims. I sit in and jam the second set with them.
  • August 27, 2010 - Perform DRIBBLE FUNK solo set at Pocket Sandwich Theatre, Dallas TX. On bill with The Hindenbergs and The Victims.
  • July 30, 2010 - FUN GRIP plays The Spectacle at Austin's The Hideout (7th and Congress). Performing with Parallelogramophonograph. 10 PM.
  • July 23, 2010 - FUN GRIP plays the Big Sexy Improv Weekend at Addison Water Tower Theatre's Stone Cottage. 8:15 PM. Performing with Gangs of Recess and Cold Towne Tourco.
  • June 25, 2010 - My friend and colleague Jeff Swearingen is set to perform a project he calls Jeff Swearingen Reads the Shittiest Play Ever Written and I am asked to write a "review from the future." Apparently it went over very well.
  • June 27, 2010 - My article about tracking down and seeing Peter Brook's ELEVEN AND TWELVE is posted on TheaterJones.com
  • June 1-10, 2010 - Trip to Sydney, Australia to see Peter Brook's ELEVEN AND TWELVE at Sydney Theatre Company and feed koalas.
  • May 29, 2010 - Sit in with The Victims as a guest performer for some long-form Armando at Pocket Sandwich Theatre. 11:15 PM.
  • May 28, 2010 - Perform Dribble Funk Solo Improv. Pocket Sandwich Theatre, 5400 E. Mockingbird (one block east of 75-Central across from Mockingbird Station) Dallas, TX 75206. $10 at the door. Also playing that night The Victims and The Hindenbergs.
  • April 8-11, 2010 - CHOP plays in Arizona at the 2nd Annual Phoenix Fringe Festival.
  • April 6, 2010 - CHOP plays at the College of Santa Fe's Weckesser Studio Theatre, 3 PM. Roughly 25 students and faculty members in attendence.
  • March 11-27, 2010 - I design and co-produce VOLUME Of SMOKE for Audacity. The lovely Ruth Engel directs.
  • March 4-13, 2010 - World Premiere my one-man show CHOP at Addison Water Tower Theatre's Out of the Loop Fringe Festival.
  • February 23-March 2, 2010 - Off to NYC to work with director Andy Merkel on CHOP.
  • February 5, 2010 - Design, direct a workshop of my own play I HAVE ANGERED A GREAT GOD at FronteraFest at Austin's Hyde Park Theatre.
  • January 29, 2010 - FUN GRIP headlines the Double Barrel at the Hide Out, Austin TX.
  • January 16, 2010 - Begin teaching acting and production classes at Plano Childrens Theatre. It takes up an enormous amount of time.
  • January 13-23, 2010 - I direct and produce the remount of Matt Lyle's HELLO HUMAN FEMALE for Audacity Theatre Lab. Plays at the Teatro Dallas Space.
  • December 19-22, 2009 - Vegas, baby, Vegas!
  • Demcember 5 & 12, 2009 - My puppet play ANGEL IN THE BARN plays at the GreenZone as a collaboration between Project X and Audacity Theatre Lab. Ruth Engel directs. Presented free of charge as a gift to the Metroplex for the holidays.
  • December 3-5 & 11-12, 2009 - Perform as "Dasher" in THE EIGHT, a monologue play about tramatized reindeers for Tumorboy Productions.
  • December 2-20, 2009 - My short play RUDNICK THE CANDLE-HEADED BOY plays as part of EndTime Production's Naked Holidays 2009 in NYC.
  • November 11-21, 2009 - Design, produce and direct Greg Romero's THE MILKY WAY CABARET for Audacity Theatre Lab. Plays at the Teatro Dallas Space. Jaymes Gregory does the lighting. Greg Romero's in town opening weekend.
  • November 8, 2009 - Start playing indoor soccer with a team called the Role Models. Games every Sunday until the end of the year.
  • September 4-6, 2009 - Participated as a performer in Hip Pocket Theatre's fifth annual Cowton Puppetry Festival. This year the pagent is called CRUDE RELIC, SPENT PASTURE and was created and coordinated by puppet designers Chris Green, Erin Orr and Lake Simmons. I was the "head" of a dancing oil slick.
  • August 25-30, 2009 - In NYC to support THE BOXER at FringeNYC. My first-time attending the Fringe as a civilian. Also drank and visited with some fine folks, toured New Dramatists, made some new friends and started the ball rolling on some future projects. Good trip to New York.
  • July 27-August 2, 2009 - Attend Chicago Directors Lab as official participant. Saw Lookingglass Theatre's ARABIAN NIGHTS twice in one week.
  • July17-August 8, 2009 - My early play ARSENIC & ROSES gets a reboot and finally shows in Dallas as part of the 2009 Festival of Independent Theatres. Jeff Hernandez directs. Features Jeff Swearingen and Teresa Valenza. 
  • June 26, 2009 - Tumorboy Productions does fund-raiser for Gilda's Club of Dallas. Several of my monologues are presented. 
  • June 25-27, 2009 - Dallas re-mount of THE LAST CASTRATO. Plays at Teatro Dallas. I again produce, design and direct. 
  • May 23, 2009 - Participate in the Dallas Video Association's 24 Hour Video Race. Work with Palatia Motion Picture Group out of Melissa, Texas. Fun process. 5 minute musical comes out cute. 
  • May 17, 2009 - Informal reading of my play ARSENIC & ROSES in preparation for inclusion in the summer's Festival of Independent Theatres. 
  • May 14, 2009 - Attend the Undermain Theatre's 25th Anniversary Party on Lower Greenville. 
  • May 9, 2009 - Teach a combo art/acting class for kids at the Courthouse Arts Center in McKinney, Texas. For McKinney Youth Theatre.
  • April 2-5, 2009 - THE LAST CASTRATO plays at Soul Invictus Gallery at Phoenix Fringe Festival. I again direct, produce, design, board op and the like.
  • March 27 & 28, 2009 - FUN GRIP performs for family audiences at PCT as part of World Theatre Day events.
  • March 25, 2009 - Teaching playwriting and acting classes - free admission - at PCT as part of World Theatre Day week of events.
  • March 17, 2009 - St. Patrick's Day in NYC. Visit the Player's Club at Gramercy Park during the day and see Edwin Booth's quarters.
  • March 16, 2009 - My original play CHOP recieves a staged reading by NYC's developmental workshop group Cry Havoc. Will Harper acts and Andy Merkel directs the reading. Good feedback.
  • March 19, 2009 - A TALL TALE OF TEXAS opens at Plano Childrens Theatre. Plays throughout the Spring 2009. Original script written and directed by me about the history of Texas.
  • Febuary 18 - March 7, 2009 - Matt Lyle's HELLO HUMAN FEMALE plays at the Ochre House, Dallas TX. Presented by Audacity Theatre Lab. I direct, produce and design.
  • January 16, 2009 - PENS & STRINGS, a one-act I co-wrote with playwright Jeff Hernandez premieres at the Frontera Fest at Austin's Hyde Park Theatre. Produced by Audacity Theatre Lab and directed by Ruth Engel.
  • January 16, 2009 - Acted as Farmer Hogget in BABE THE SHEEP PIG at Plano Childrens Theatre. Production plays off-and-on throughout January, February and March.
  • December 22, 2008 - Perform my solo improv format Dribble Funk at Ozona in Dallas as part of the Big Sexy Rock & Roll and Improv Show. Performed alongside groups from LA and NYC. Very loud audience in a big hollow room. Chained to chorded mic for the set. Became much more storytelling/narrative-based show. 
  • December 5-14, 2008 - My original puppet play ANGEL IN THE BARN, commissioned for Plano Childrens Theatre plays for free. Donations collected for Douglass Comunity Center in Plano TX.
  • December 4-22, 2008 - I direct my own original adaptation of THE VELVETEEN RABBIT for Plano Childrens Theatre's Professional Touring Series. Plays about half a doen times over most of the month.
  • November 29, 2008 - FUN GRIP plays Cold Towne Comedy Theatre, Austin TX.
  • November 28, 2008 - FUN GRIP plays the Threefer at The Hideout, Austin TX. Sponsored by Austin Improv Collective.
  • November 21-22, 2008 - Audacity Theatre Lab goes to Phoenix AZ to attend Theatre In My Basement's Teatro Caliente. We are taking my original lesbian/death/love triangle puppet piece ROSELITA'S DEADMAN.
  • November 14-16, 2008 -Audacity Theatre Lab's production of Andy Eninger's THE LAST CASTRATO plays at the New Orleans Fringe Festival. I'm back on as director and producer.
  • October 23-26, 2008 - FUN GRIP at the New Orleans Improv Festival.
  • October 19, 2008 - in Seattle, WA the Outsider's Inn Collective reads excerpt of CHOP as part of Live Theatre Week 2008 at the Seattle Center. Great response. Outsider's Inn decides to prodiuce the piece sometime in 2009 (?).
  • October 18-19, 2008 - Engel and I take two day bike tour from Austin, TX to Lockhart to San Marcos. Also get in some Kayaking lessons on the San Marcos River.
  • October 10, 2008 - FUN GRIP at the Hideout Theatre, Austin TX.
  • September 19-21, 2008 - Participate in two seperate projects in Hip Pocket Theatre's 4th Annual Cowtown Puppet Festival. Lake Simmon and Erin Orr's pageant piece "Strings and Consequences" and Chris Green's drive-in size shadow puppet experiment "Truffaut Vs. Harryhausen."
  • September 18, 2008 - Plano Childrens Theatre's SCHOOL HOUSE ROCK LIVE opens. I'm performing. It will play off and on for months.
  • September 5, 2008 - Perform Dribble Funk at the Hideout in Austin, TX. 
  • September 4, 2008 - Attending the opening of "Beneath the Surface: 25 Years of Design at the Undermain Theatre" at the Central Dallas Public Library dowtown.
  • August 15-24, 2008 - I direct PETER PAN. The show features a youthful cast ranging in age from 6 to 16. For McKinney Youth Theatre.
  • August 4, 2008 - Plano Childrens Theatre's production of THE TOBY SHOW opens. Plays 19 times over the next three weeks. I play Toby, the loveable hick character.
  • July 23-26, 2008 - In NYC to visit my good friend and excellent actor Will Harper (and his lovely GF Brooke), eat pizza, shop at Drama Bookshop and see Undermain's GREENDALE playing at the Ohio as part of Soho Think Tank's Ice Factory Festival.
  • July 22, 2008 - My first published collection of plays comes out: Two Plays by Brad McEntire.
  • July 17, 2008 - The Festival of Independent Theatres at the Bath House Cultural Center begins. I'm performing in the Drama Club's masked old west version of Strindberg's GHOST SONATA. Jeff Schmidt directs. Lydia Mackay produces. The show plays until early August. 
  • July 9, 2008 - Plano Childrens Theatre's production of the FROG PRINCE opens and plays throughout July. I serve as director and play a small role in the piece. 
  • July 4-7, 2008 - Off to Chicago. Stay with Matt and Kim Lyle of Bootstraps Comedy Theatre. Take a Solo Improv Intensive lead by Andy Eninger at Second City. 
  • June 27 & 28, 2008 - Perform improv at PST with The Victims. There is an army of nine on stage.
  • June 22, 2008 - Commissioned to create a marionette Christmas show for Plano Childrens Theatre. This is in addition to an earlier commission to create a short educational bio-play about Ben Franklin. I start to work on an original fable called THE ANGEL IN THE BARN.
  • June 18 - July 9, 2008 - Every Wednesday for four weeks I set up a table reading series of new plays at Undermain Theatre (where I'm Literary Manager). Attempted to introduce the company to a new, pretty unknown writer. Mixed results.
  • June 14, 2008 - After a week of rehearsals, I direct the student play RONAN by Ms. Shaun Kitchens at Kichen Dog Theater & Junior Players annual PUP Fest. 
  • May 30 & 31, 2008 - FUN GRIP plays at Pocket Sandwich Theatre in Dallas. Great show on the 30th! 
  • May 7-17, 2008 - I direct, design and co-produce Greg Romero's THE MOST BEAUTIFUL LULLABY YOU'VE EVER HEARD for Audacty Theatre Lab. It plays at the Risk Theatre Space down on Ross Avenue in Dallas.
  • April 17, 29 & 30 - I perform in the touring production of Plano Childrens Theatre's WIND IN THE WILLOWS. I play Mr. Mole.
  • April 13, 2008 - Jeff Swearingen and I decide to change the name of our comedy duo from FUN DIP to FUN GRIP to avoid any future legal hassles.
  • April 12, 2008 - The Victims improv plays at Cold Towne Theatre in Austin. Good show.
  • April 11, 2008 - The Victims improv troupe play at Austin's The Hideout.
  • April 10, 2008 - I register and begin to create the Audacity Theatre Lab website.
  • March 21 & 22, 2008 - Jeff Swearingen (acting) and I (directing) put back together THE LAST CASTRATO. This time at Plano Community Theatre. Presented as a fund-raiser for ATL.
  • March 14, 2008 - FUN DIP attempts to perform fund-raiser for Audacity Theatre Lab. Cancelled due to low attendance.
  • March 8, 13, 15, 2008 - The Victims improv group plays Addison, Texas Out of the Loop Festival. The show on the 15th is horrible. 
  • February 29 & March 1, 2008 - The Victims improv group plays at the Pocket Sandwich Theatre in Dallas, Texas. 
  • February 29, 2008 - Finish first complete draft of CHOP, an original full-length solo theatre piece.
  • February 21- March 27, 2008 - I teach a once a week puppet/mask workshop for the Boys & Girls Club at the Douglass Community Centre in Plano, Texas.
  • February 17, 2008 - FUN DIP comes outta hiatus to do free show at Undermain Theatre for loyal friends. Show taped for archives.
  • February 8-16, 2008 - I direct a youth cast in WEST SIDE STORY for Plano Community Theatre. Plays at the Courtyard Theatre.
  • February 4, 2008 - My original play A TALL TALE OF TEXAS opens, Directed and designed by yours truly for the Plano Childrens Theatre's Professional Touring Series. Plays throughout February, April and May 2008. I learn PCT is not a good place to "develop" new plays.
  • February 1-3, 2008 - In NYC to drink with the Harper and see Greg Romero's epic work-in-progress RADIO GHOSTS.
  • January 31, 2008 - Produce one-night-only production of A.V. Phibes' GRADING ON A CURVE for new Audacity Theatre Lab. At Austin's FronteraFest at the Hyde Park Theatre. Ruth Engel directs. Jamie Marchi reprises her role as the narrator. 
  • December 18-21, 2007 - In NYC to see Kevin Kline in CYRANO DE BERGERAC on Broadway. Staying with the Phibes.
  • December 16 & 17, 2007 - The world premiere/workshop version of ROSALITA'S DEAD MAN at Bobbindoctrin's 4th Annual Puppetry Festival, Houston TX. This is a work-in-progress excerpt of a larger puppet/mask work called THE LUNATIST [AND RELATED TALES OF WOE].
  • December 14-23, 2007 - Directed and designed SCROOGE for Plano Community Theatre. Challenging foray into community theatre, but audeinces seemed to love it. Box office sells really well. 
  • December 7-18, 2007 - Directed and designed Plano Childrens Theatre's WINNIE-THE-POOH HOLIDAY TAIL which plays for young audiences.
  • October 29-November 4, 2007 - I'm in the ensemble of Plano Children's Theatre's touring production of SCHOOL HOUSE ROCK! It plays this week at the Plano Courtyard Theatre. 
  • October 26 & 27, 2007 - The Victims perform at the Pocket Sandwich Theatre. 
  • October 15-21, 2007 - I play various parts in various parts of Susan-Lori Park's deal "365 Plays/365 Days" at the Dallas Theatre Center. 
  • September 29, 2007 - The Victims perform a split bill with NYC's Pembroke & Lu at the Pocket Sandwich Theatre, Dallas.
  • September 29, 2007 - A reprise of Hip Pocket Theatre's "The Lost Garden Party" Puppet Pageant on the lawn of the Kimball Art Museum, Ft. Worth. Again, I played the thunder cloud, Cumulus.
  • September 28, 2007 - The Victims perform improv at the Pocket Sandwich Theatre, Dallas. 
  • September 22, 2007 - Fun Dip performs a split bill with the home group of Austin's ColdTowne Comedy Theatre in Austin.
  • September 14-16, 2007 - after a week-long workshop working with New York puppeteers Erin Orr and Chris Green, I participate in Hip Pocket Theatre's Cowtown Puppety Festival. I play Cumulus the Thunder Cloud antagonist in "The Lost Garden Party" pageant play.
  • August 30, 2007 - Brad joins Dallas-based improv group The Victims and performs in Austin, Texas at the Out of Bounds Improv Festival and Miniature Golf Tournament.
  • August 24, 2007 - Guest performer in improv show for youth audiences with The Victims at Plano Childrens Theatre. 
  • August 18, 2007 - Perform with The Victims at the Undermain Theatre, Dallas. We are the first comedy troupe to perform in this theatre in its 25 year history.
  • August 10, 2007 - Fun Dip performs alongside the lovely ladies of The Pyrate Sisters All-Girl Sideshow at Mo Pitkin's House of Satisfaction in NYC. 
  • August 6-11, 2007 - Participating in clown workshop with NY Goofs in NYC. Instructors include Larry Pisoni of the Pickle Family Circus, Barry "Mr. Grandma" Lubin and John "Mr. Fish" Lepiarz of the Big Apple Circus.
  • August 3, 2007 - Fly to New York City to visit A.V. Phibes.
  • July 31, 2007 - Fly to Dublin, Ireland.
  • July 28, 2007 - Off to Paris, France to visit Peter Brook's International Center for Theatre Creations (C.I.C.T.) at the Bouffes du Nord Theatre. It is closed, but I do make a pilgrimage to Oscar Wilde's tomb while in town.
  • July 26, 2007 - Seeing Andrew Kim's VERTIGO OF SHEEP at the Buxton Puppet Festival, UK. 
  • July 16, 2007 - Leaving Hong Kong. Off to visit puppeteer Jen Pearcy in London.
  • July 2-14, 2007 - Participating in a clown workshop conducted by Spanish clown Andreu Segura. In Hong Kong.
  • June 23, 2007 - Mask workshop with All Theatre Company's Hoi Chiu at the Fringe Club, Hong Kong.
  • June 13-18,2007 - I am the MC, meaning I rap and beat box throughout the play, for 11 VARIATIONS OF FRIAR JOHN'S FAILURE for Phoenixation Productions, Fringe Club, Hong Kong.
  • June 11, 2007 - I'm giving a free workshop on Dribble Funk Solo Improvisation at the DE Studio Theatre, Hong Kong, 6PM. Emphasis on story structure.
  • June 8 & 9, 2007 - Perform several solo theatre pieces as part of LATE NIGHT SHOTS: AN EVENING OF INTOXICATING SOLO WORKS. My performances include a short DRIBBLE FUNK improv and a clown/puppet piece called MR. FRUMP'S FLIGHT AT NIGHT. Actress Jenna Verdicchio performs my piece FIRST VIBRATOR and Louisa Caraffi performs WAR & PEACE. At Le Rideau Theatre Cafe, Hong Kong.
  • June 6, 2007 - I'm featured, along with director Ruth Engel, on RTHK Radio's "Morning Brew with Phil Whelan" talking about solo improv and LATE NIGHT SHOTS. Click here to listen (I'm in the third segement around 7 minutes and 30 seconds into it)
  • May 14-18, 2007 - I play the small part of a Russian pimp in THE REAL SUSIE: SEX WORKERS IN HONG KONG, Directed by Kat Cooper for Red Room Arts, at the Fringe Club Theatre.
  • April 18-21, 2007 - My early one-act ARSENIC & ROSES plays in Hong Kong, Directed by Ruth Engel, for DEER Theatre. 
  • April 7, 8, 9 & 15, 2007 - RAPUNZEL plays at the Peak Galleria, Victoria Peak, Hong Kong. 
  • April 6 & 7, 2007 - Fun Dip plays Hong Kong. Two nights of long-form at Le Rideau Theatre Cafe. Kicked ass all around! Even played our first encore!
  • April 5, 2007 - Fun Dip featured on Hong Kong television, to promote our HK shows. Live broadcast of interview with Brian Hodgson on Hong Kong's cable channel 27. The show is called "What's Up After 8?"
  • February 25, 2007 - A few of my plays are listed on the Small-Cast One-Act Guide Online 
  • February 23 & 24, 2007 - My painting "Should I or Shouldn't I?" will show at the Karin Weber Gallery in SoHo, Central, Hong Kong. I've donated it as part of a series called Women in Conflict for the V-Day (Vagina Monologues) Silent Auction. 
  • February 14-23, 2007 - Trekking in Nepal.
  • February 9 & 10, 2007 - THE LAST CASTRATO, directed by yours truly and featuring Swearingen goes up in Austin, Texas at the Blue Theatre. Co-production from Audacity and RedHouse Arts. 
  • October 22-29, 2006 - Production of my original shadow-puppet musical adaptation of RAPUNZEL plays in Hong Kong.
  • September 16, 2006 - McEntire is added to Doollee.com
  • July 6, 2006 - Heading off to Hong Kong for a year.
  • July 2, 2006 - Staged Reading of my play SEVEN PIECES OF A TANGRAM.
  • June 23 & 24, 2006 - Fun Dip performs last show of 2006 at the Pocket Sandwich. 
  • June 19, 2006 - Get eye surgery which hurts. Doing AMELIA BEDELIA (I play the Mayor) at Plano Childrens Theatre during the mornings for travel cash. 
  • June 16, 2006 - Made an officially ordained minister of the Universal Life Church. Now called Reverend Brad McEntire. 
  • June 10, 2006 - McEntire invited to be a participant in Dancing Tongue Cabaret's Dada evening. Perform "Lizard Boy" amongst other things nonsensical.
  • May 27, 2006 - Dribble Funk at Tulsa, Okalhoma's Nightingale Theatre. Show cancelled at last minute because of low attendence.
  • May 19, 2006 - Fun Dip plays at Austin's XL Funnywriter Festival, doing old-school sketch. Goes pretty well despite the fact I have food poisoning.
  • March 28, 2006 - Fun Dip plays at Mo Pitkins' House of Satisfaction in NYC with sketch group Rash Behavior. Fun Dip kicks royal amounts of ass!
  • March 25, 2006 - Dribble Funk Street Squad members Ruth Engel and Cassidy Crown help McEntire represent the D'Funk in the Undermain Theatre's 2006 World Theatre Day Parade in Dallas' Deep Ellum District.
  • February 18, 2006 - Dribble Funk show at West End Comedy Theatre cancelled due to bad weather. But Fun Dip performs at the Pocket Sandwich Theatre later that night and kicks ass!
  • February 9, 2006 - Andrea Grimes of the Dallas Observer writes a nice little blurb on Dribble Funk. Thanks, Andrea.
  • January 11, 2006 - Special thanks to Street Squad member Cassidy Crown for posting Dribble Funk project info on her website.
  • December 1, 2005 - Our Endeavors Theatre Collective closes shop. I am sad. 
  • December 1, 2005 - Jeff Swearingen and I perform long-form improvisation with the French Club Dropouts at the West End Comedy Theatre. There are only three audience members. We are saddened by this. We hatch idea of doing a new long-form show. Two-person improv. We will call it Fun Dip. We will mount it after the New Year... 
  • November 11 & 18, 2005 - Mr. Jaymes Gregory (the guitarist) and I premiered the newest version of the Dribble Funk at the Avenue Arts Venue in Dallas. Over the two night run, the format really started to come together. Mr. Gregory and I decide to continue performing, developing and touring the show.
  • October 29, 2005 - Performed with French Club Dropouts at the West End Comedy Theatre.
  • October 27, 2005 - French Club Dropouts at the West End Comedy Theatre.
  • October 9, 2005 - Just finished performing in THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER as part of my Grad studies at TWU. Show sold well and was okay. Mostly just a good group of people goofing around and calling it education...
  • September 8,2005 - I've just returned from the 2005 Out of Bounds Improv Festival and Mini-Golf Tournament in Austin, TX where I performed the last ever Mild Dementia show, and the first ever out-of-town performance for French Club Dropouts.
  • August 28, 2005 - Have returned from NYC where I directed and produced THE LAST CASTRATO for Audacity Productions. Jeff Swearingen was the actor in this devilish little one-man show about a man born without a penis and his tragic love affair with a woman who was born with her skin is inside out. Drank a lot, networked, and recharged the creative engines...
  • August 9, 2005 - I've been invited to be an ensemble member of the Our Endeavors Theater Collective. Really a great, innovative, hard-working group. I, of course, said yes. Hazzah! 
  • August 6, 2005 - The FIT (Festival of Independent Theatres) here in Dallas just ended. Produced for Audacity the show GOSPEL OF THE JUNKYARD. Jaymes Gregory wrote and directed and, man, he and his cast and crew really kicked ass. Great press and equally great audience and colleague response. Mild Dementia performed, too. Both shows were great! 
  • July 31, 2005 - Just wrapped up the First Annual Dallas Comedy Festival. I served as a sort of a co-producer/coordinator. French Club Dropouts performed (twice!) as well as Mild Dementia (don't ask... highly unsatisfied with this show!)
  • March 8, 2005 - Perform first ever Dribble Funk Solo Improv at the West End Comedy Theatre, Dallas TX.

GIGS PRIOR TO 2005
  • October 16, 2004 - Mild Dementia plays the West End Comedy Theatre, 8 PM, 603 Munger, Suite 100B, Dallas Alley.
  • August 14, 2004 - Present NOTES FROM  A PODIUM for WordSpace at Undermain Theatre. Evening called "Texas Unbound 3: Indigenous Dallas."
  • March 11 - April 4, 2004 - My very short play UNICORNS plays as part of the Buffalo Quickies Short Play Fest at the Alleyway, Theatre in Buffalo, NY.
  • January 23, 2004 - Premiered my solo performance piece THE SMARTEST MAN IN THE WHOLE DAMN WORLD at Austin's FronteraFest at the Hyde Park Theatre. Directed and co-developed by Wes Copeland. Written by Chris Alonzo, Cindy Brown-Melton, Josh Nanninga, Jason T. Rice & Tim Shane.
  • November 6, 2003 - Mild Dementia plays Ozona Bar & Theatre in Dallas, TX.
  • October 23, 2003 - Mild Dementia plays Ozona Bar & Theatre in Dallas, TX.
  • September 11-28, 2003 - I'm playing Conrade in Classical Acting Company's production of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, directed by Chris Pickles.
  • December 18, 2002 - Mild Dementia plays Dusty's Bar in Denton, TX.
  • October 14, 2002 - Mild dementia plays Ozona Bar & Theatre, Dallas TX.
  • September 20 - October 13, 2002 - Adapt and direct William Shakespeare's MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING at the Carrollton Amphitheatre, 2035 E. Jackson Road, Carrollton, TX 75006. Featuring Vikas Adam, Brendan Ahern, Karyn Lush, Jimmi Wright, Jamey Jamison, Christie Beckham, Valerie Hauss-Smith and Tim Shane.
  • August 7, 2002 - Mild Dementia plays Ozona Bar and Theatre, Dallas TX.
  • Summer 2002 - Performed as Capitano in ANDROCLES & THE LION by Audrey Harris. Directoed by Noelia Sanez. For Plano Rep. At the Children’s Series / Plano Heritage Farmstead.
  • March 16, 2002 - Mild Dementia plays at the Water Tower Theatre's Out of the Loop Festival, Addison, TX. We're in the main space.
  • March 14-23, 2002 -  I direct and perform the role of Dr. Faustus in Mickle Maher's AN APOLOGY FOR THE COURSE AND OUTCOME OF CERTAIN EVENTS DELIVERED BY DOCTOR JOHN FAUSTUS ON THIS HIS FINAL EVENING at the Bath House Cultural Center in Dallas, TX.
  • March 8 & 9, 2002 -  I direct and perform the role of Dr. Faustus in Mickle Maher's AN APOLOGY FOR THE COURSE AND OUTCOME OF CERTAIN EVENTS DELIVERED BY DOCTOR JOHN FAUSTUS ON THIS HIS FINAL EVENING at the Out of the Loop Festival at Addison's Water Tower Theatre.
  • January 15-26, 2002 - Two Rooms and a Big Place, a collection of three plays: Jason Stuart's ELEPHANT ROOM, Steve Spehar's THE FRONTIER, Michael Allegra's COFFEE ROOM. Put on at the Bath House Cultural Center by Audacity Productions. I produced the whole collection, acted (in COFFEE ROOM) and directed (THE FRONTIER).
  • December 5, 2001 - Mild Dementia plays a Starbucks in Plano, TX.
  • December 1, 2001 - Staged Reading of plays by me and Michael Allegra at the Carrollton Public Library, Frankford Village Branch.
  • November 3, 2001 - Presented Betsy's Monologue about Disney from RED PAJAMA BLUES at No Shame, a performance open mic event, in Austin, TX. At the Hideout Theatre.
  • October 5 & 6, 2001 - My sketch show MORE THAN FRIENDS plays at the Mind Over Money Theatrical Festival in Austin, TX. We're at the Hideout theatre. Produced by Audacity Theatre Lab. We are the closing show of the festival.
  • August 19-25, 2001 - My play RED PAJAMA BLUES plays the New York International Fringe Festival. At the Paradise Theatre, 64 East 4th Street, Lower East Side, New York City. Produced by Audacity Productions.
  • May 17-19, 2001 - Direct Jason Stuart's play TANGRAM at Quad C Theatre's Alt Lab Studio Collin County Community College. Produced by Audacity Productions.
  • March 29 - April 14, 2001 - I perform in ProgreXsive Arts production of THE L PLAY by Beth Henley, directed by Vikas Adam. Bath House Cultural Center, Dallas TX.
  • March 2001 - Write for and direct group of R. L. Turner high school kids in THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF THE GREAT STATE OF TEXAS FROM THE VERY MOST BEGINNING OF TIME, ABRIDGED. Performed at the Farmers Branch Historical Park.
  • December 2000 - Comedy Troupe Mild Dementia performs The HO! Show. Produced by Audacity Productions and PXArts.
  • August 19-25, 2000 - I produce Lief Wood's play SLICK KADMON V. GOD at the New York International Fringe Festival. A co-production between Audacity Productions and Pop Culture Poets.
  • June 2,3,9,10, 2000 - Direct and act in (as Estragon) a production of Samuel Beckett's WAITING FOR GODOT at the Carrollton Amphitheatre. For Audacity Productions.
  • May 20, 2000 - Produce ONE DAY ONLY! a 24-hour play festival. Plays include THE BEST IS YET TO COME by Brad McEntire (me), Directed by Carol Rice, MORNING by Donald Barbee, Directed by Vikas Adam, THE ELEPHANT ROOM by Jason Stuart, Directed by Mitch Carr, THE DERELTH MYTHOS (right) by Phil Gonzales, Directed by Jen Pearcy, INVISIBLE TICKET by Lief Woods, Directed by Jason T. Rice. First production of Audacity Productions at the Black Box Studio at Quad C Theatre, Plano, Texas.
  • May 5, 2000 - Final show of Mac Wellman's CLEVELAND at R. L. Turner High School. My students did not advance in UIL, so we did a public showing. FEatured student actors Matt Brundige, Mari Burke, Josh Campbell, Stephanie Jakob, Maggie Le, Dana Maracine, niki Markle, Patrick Parker, Carrie Sumner and Sam Thach.
  • April 15, 2000 - Reading of my play ARSENIC & ROSES in Borders Books Cafe, Lewisville, TX. With Jason Stuart and Brynne Shipman.
  • March 17 - April 9, 2000 - Performed as Joe Gargery in Plano Rep's production of GREAT EXPECTATIONS.
  • March 10, 2000 - First play reading of Audacity Productions at Art Centre of Plano. Read my play RED PAJAMA BLUES and Michael Allegra's COFFEE ROOM. With Hilary Brawner, Dan McDonald, Denise Castillo, Josh Campbell and Tiffany Kellerman.
  • October 23 & 24 1999 - Directed Samuel Wallin's 10-minute play BOOGIE MAN at Theater-Studio, Inc. NYC with kate Benson, Kyle Knauf, Jamie Bonelli and Eric Doss.
  • October 14-16, 1999 - Co-directed (with Joe Stillman) Betsy Barber's play THROUGH THE WINDOW at Expanded Arts, 85 Ludlow Street, NYC
  • October 10 & 11, 1999 - performed in a short film for New York Film Academy. Riel Aaron's BOOKMARK.
  • Summer 1999 - Perform at various venues in NYC including the Telephone Bar with sketch comedy group Molotov Cockroach. With Lydia Ogden, Jacqueline Kabat, Kenny Marshall and Erin Scott.
  • July 1999 - My play RED PAJAMA BLUES plays at Expanded Arts. I direct. With Rick and Lisa Trader, Jackie Kabat, Jenn and Todd. With Sean Boat stage managing.
  • April 29-May 2, 1999 - Perform in A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Jan Hus Theatre (in a church basement), NYC. For Foolish Mortals Productions.
  • February 1999 - Board Op for Reverie Productions' DREAM OF HEAVEN AND HELL by Courtney Baron, directed by Carl Forsman. At Walker Space, Tribeca, NYC.
  • February 1999 - Staged Reading of my play RED PAJAMA BLUES at Walker Space, Tribeca NYC. Produced by Reverie Productions and directed by Kyle Knauf.
  • November 1998 - Play an "Attendant" and understudy for Van Helsing at Plano Rep in DRACULA by Steven Dietz. Directed by Terry Martin.
  • September 1998 - Played Sebastian in THE TEMPEST by Willliam Shakespeare at Plano Rep. Director: Mark D. Fleischer.
  • May 16, 1998 - Graduate with a BFA in Theatre from College of Santa Fe.
  • April 1997 - perform in Joseph "Chip" Loser's video project Apocaplyse Eve at the College of Santa Fe.
  • February 22-24, 1997 - Perform Lewis Hale in TRIFLES by Susan Glaspell. Weckesser Studio, College of Santa Fe.
  • July 1996 - Perform one-man clown show as Frump at Carrollton Public Library, Franford Village Branch.
  • October 1996 - Perform Old Mahon at the College of Santa Fe in PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD. Directed by Wendy Chapin.
  • September 1994 - Performed Det. Mike Dixon in ESCAPE FROM HAPPINESS, Greer Garson Theatre, College of Santa Fe. Directed by Phil Chapman.
  • August 6, 1994 - Perform one-man clown show as Frump at Carrollton Public Library, Franford Village Branch.