Archive | January, 2012

Artist O’ the Week: David Matranga!

27 Jan
David Matranga in 'Mistakes Were Made'

David Matranga plays theatre producer Felix Artifex in 'Mistakes Were Made'

Actor David Matranga is opening a show tonight, and having a show on a Friday night is pretty standard for this fellow. Houston audiences are fans of David, of course, and between commercial work, television, voiceovers, David has had a busy schedule of rehearsal and performances on the Houston Stage. It seems perfect character study for his current role in Mistakes Were Made, Craig Wright’s one-man comedy about a high-octane theatre producer who has to juggle a lot of balls at once (David can really juggle, by the way, like real balls and things).

Craig’s work might be best known to the lay-person as a television writer on shows like Six Feet Under, Lost, Brothers & Sisters, and Dirty Sexy Money. Stages has a history with the playwright’s work, and MISTAKES WERE MADE is the perfect culmination of one man’s career, having a toe in all waters, keeping all people on-the-line, and the ultimate struggle of maintaining authentic, lasting relationships at the end of the 80+ hour work week.

That’s definitely something everyone of us can relate to (theatre biz aside!). We celebrate the opening of this 90 minute power-house comedy with David as AotW! (Artist o’ the Week, for those “in-the-know”)

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