Front Porch Follies 2021

The 2nd Annual Front Porch Follies

Back by popular demand, and thanks entirely to BCA, my inestimable wife Gina and I got to entertain a whole crowd of our lovely neighbors!  We were overwhelmed by the love and support that they flooded us with after the show.  I still can’t believe how lucky we are to have found this community.  And for anyone who missed the show — Check It Out Here!    (1-3-2022)

A Christmas Carol

A New Take on an Old Tale

Friends!  If you’re in the area, Middlebury Acting Company is putting on a splendid adaptation of A Christmas Carol at Town Hall Theater.  You won’t want to miss me getting to play a “Portly Gentleman”.  Yeah.  I think I nail it.    (12-2-2021

Much Ado

MUCH ADO and a big Thank You!

I might have gone a little crazy.  Guided by a strange instinct and a lot of luck, I decided to adapt, produce, direct, and co-star in a version of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing.  I was SO lucky in that I found an amazing cast in this Burlington community, and I was given a purpose.  Hearing that the local highschool’s drama department was struggling financially in the wake of COVID, it was immediately clear to me that our production needed to be a fundraiser.  So it was!  We had four performances over the course of last weekend, and we raised over $2,000 for them!  I can’t express how wild and fulfilling this whole process was (especially given that we put up the show with $0 and only a month of rehearsal), and I can’t express how grateful I am to my new community.  Thank you all!    (9-30-21)

Listen Up

Listen Up!

My inestimable wife Gina and I had the opportunity yesterday to kick-off another collaboration with Burlington City Arts!  Every Monday @ 12:30pm for the rest of the summer, Burlington locals can come join us for Listen Up!, a talk-show-like series in which we interview interesting locals in a goofy, Quinn-and-Gina fashion.  It’s free!

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  For info on our next show:  https://www.burlingtoncityarts.org/events  (7-13-21)

New …. Shakespeare?

I might have gone a little crazy.  Guided by a strange instinct and a lot of luck, I decided to adapt, produce, direct, and co-star in a version of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing.  I was SO lucky in that I found an amazing cast in this Burlington community, and I was given a purpose.  Hearing that the local highschool’s drama department was struggling financially in the wake of COVID, it was immediately clear to me that our production needed to be a fundraiser.  So it was!  We had four performances over the course of last weekend, and we raised over $2,000 for them!  I can’t express how wild and fulfilling this whole process was (especially given that we put up the show with $0 and only a month of rehearsal), and I can’t express how grateful I am to my new community.  Thank you all!    (9-30-21) https://quinnrol.com/wpq/2021/07/17/new-shakespeare/

The World’s 1st Annual FRONT PORCH FOLLIES

Signal Kitchen, a phenomenal local production company, has partnered with Burlington City Arts (a department that Bernie actually started when he was Mayor in ’81!) and together they are putting on the biggest New Year’s Eve show ever.  And my wife and I are in it!  Sourcing the words of our neighbors through the Front Porch Forum, we’ve curated a goofy homage to the eclectic community we’ve come to love so much.  Part variety show, part dramatic reading, part amateur improv; we guarantee you’ll be able to laugh either with, or at us.  Join us at 4:30pmEST for the Front Porch Follies!There’s dozens and dozens of acts performing simultaneously from 1pm to 1am and you can tune in to any or all of them for one $10 ticket.  More info at https://highlight.community/  (12-22-2020)

Unmask Shakespeare!

What a lucky guy I am.  I put together a little curriculum for weekly Shakespeare workshops hoping someone might enjoy them.  What did I get?  Beautiful, brave people of all ages!  These have been some great Saturday’s, friends.  Thank you so much.  Obviously, we all have other things on our minds right now (don’t forget to VOTE!) so we’re taking a break.  But I’m working on some weekly sessions of a new kind… muahahaha… Stay tuned. (11-8-2020)

New York: It’s Not You, It’s Me

Yeah, we’ve had good times.  We’ve had great times.  You’re a great city.  I just need something different.  A city with lots of green, with friendly neighbors, and mandatory composting.  I mean, come on, I’m married now.  It just isn’t gonna work out between us, New York.
But hey, don’t worry.  I’ll visit.  Burlington, Vermont is only a couple hours away.
tl;dr:  I moved to Vermont!  (9-2-2020)

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Mask On, Voice Free

Amid the stifling sea of worries, fears, and Zoom calls that is quarantine, I’ve found a daily saving grace:  Linklater Voice work.  I learned the practice in undergrad, deepened it in grad-school, and was even lucky enough to study with Kristen Linklater herself before she moved permanently back to Scotland.  In all my life I’ve never found a practice as expressive and empowering!  And I realized that I want to work towards giving others that freedom.  So… after long deliberation, but with clear-eyed certainty, I’ve started training to become a Designated Linklater Teacher!  (6-1-2020)

“The Colony” @ Roundabout!

   As one of the winners of the Columbia at Roundabout award, Gina Stevensen got the chance to hear her genius and timely play, The Colony, read by some really big-wig actors.  And me!  A big ‘ole thanks to Nicole and the Roundabout Theatre team for a warm welcome and ample space in which to birth some art.  They are true patrons and wonderful collaborators!” (10/22/19)