Hello again! Yes, I know it’s been less than three months, but it’s been a year since I graduated from college and made a website, which is a huge milestone!
But the REAL reason I’m writing to all of you is that a LOT has happened in the last month that I’m really excited to share…
There were long stretches of time this past year where no work came in, and at times I doubted whether I’d ever get to act again. Thankfully, the answer is yes–I landed my first theatrical role! I’ll be in a play called Roomies that follows the story of two ghosts haunting an apartment, and it’ll be at the New York Theater Festival during the following times:
- Monday, Jun 20 @9:00pm
- Wednesday, Jun 22 @9:00pm
- Saturday, Jun 25th @6:45pm
I’ll annoy everyone with more updates on tickets as we get closer to performance dates.
The second exciting piece of news is my foray into mathematics. Before this year, math had been a hobby, but it’s turned into something more. I started to combine my passion for acting with math on my TikTok, using comedy to make it interesting for a general audience. I tried out a funny video where I did “math with pronouns”, and the algorithm smiled upon it–as of right now it’s been viewed over 275,000 times.
Seeing a video get over 5 figures of views–especially one about math–felt like a sign. I realized that education can be a creative challenge, and the problem of making something like math interesting was cut-out work for an artist like me. I’ve decided to start a new YouTube channel: “Math Without Mystery where I explain math without using any math at all. I’ve already posted a video so far, give it a view–and since I’m a YouTuber now–don’t forget to like and subscribe!
I’ve also added some things to the website, including a new data science blog that I’ll post to now and then. In the first post, I imagine a hypothetical scenario involving the subways of the MTA, and do some web-scraping with python and graphs in excel. Many math and science professionals keep a blog where they post educational content or pose open problems for peers to work on, but I’m thinking of this as something a little more relaxed and just for fun.
I’m still in Queens if anyone wants to hang out! The next update will come sometime in mid-June about that performance, but happy trails until then!
Thank you for reading. Always, Aaron.