Performing the “Dagger speech” on Halloween with San Diego Museum of Art & SDSS

In October, I had the opportunity to be one of five actors chosen by the San Diego Shakespeare Society for this year’s Halloween-inspired Virtual SDMA+ performance, which combines art from the San Diego Museum of Art’s collection and spooky poetry and selections from William Shakespeare’s “Macbeth,” “Othello,” and “The Tempest.” My monologue begins at the 8:30 mark…

“Georges Danton Counsels the Protestors”

Here is my latest political satire poem, published on the Society for Classical Poets website. In it, the ghost of French Revolutionary icon Georges Danton comes to America and speaks to the protestors. I hope you like it.

An excerpt:

Georges Danton’s ghost arose from hell
And visited the U.S.A.
He found a group of protestors
And called to them: “One word, I pray—

“America is burning now,
But that’s how forests grow,” he said.
“Before I’d calm your righteous wrath,
I’d sooner see your nation dead.”

“They called my cause ‘the rights of man;’
Your cause is race equality.
But in the end, they’re merely means
To overthrow the polity…