AUG 2022

Hello again everyone! Hope we’re all getting the most out of these last few weeks of summer.

The play I was in went really well! Although there were only 3 performances, New York Theatre Festival nominated it for best production and best director, and I was nominated for best actor!!!

The “WINNER” word is a little confusing, but yes I was nominated!

Of course, it only means so much, but especially after the last year of auditions, it feels good to get a “you’re a good actor” stamp from some kind of authority.

I waited a few weeks after August 1st to update this because I was also working on something else: a YouTube video! I entered as a content creator into 3Blue1Brown’s “Summer of Math Exposition 2”. Not only that, I collaborated with a real mathematician and helped explain an algorithm he created!

There’ll definitely be more educational math videos like this on my “Aaron Learns” YouTube channel in the future.

That’s all for now, you might catch me at stand-up open mics around NYC! I’ll keep you posted.

JAN 2022

After graduating in May from SUNY Purchase with a BFA in Acting, I’m back in NYC and breaking into the acting industry. Like so many recent graduates, I’ve been working as an extra—most notably for Showtime’s Billions. I saw Paul Giamatti at work, which made it worth the 5AM schlep!

I found a reliable artistic outlet (other than self-tapes, of course) –  TikTok!  It’s taught me a lot about directing and editing—at least with an iPhone. Lightning struck a few weeks ago when I got over 20,000 views on one of my videos. If you’re on TikTok, give me a follow!

I finished off my year participating in a cabaret performance at Don’t Tell Mama in midtown. It was the first real live performance I’d done since graduating, and I was as nervous as when I started as a freshman at LaGuardia over 8 years ago. I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t great to be back, though!

While I keep applying for opportunities on my own – I’m also working on getting an agent and/or manager. If you have any ideas, or general industry or career advice, please let me know. If you just want to grab a cup of coffee, or if you’re not in NY –a Zoom call– I would love and appreciate that!

Thanks for reading and staying in touch, see you all again in 3 months!

Always, Aaron.