Social Media writing

The following is a small collection of posts that I’ve been hired to create for the social media pages of various companies and organizations. Zackees (2014-2015) Property Connect (2014) 24/7 Inktoner (2015-2016) I also ghost-wrote 24/7 Inktoner’s tech-related blog (under the alias of webmaster “Steven Leigh”) from 2015-2016. The blog can be found here. More samples available upon request. Advertisements Continue reading Social Media writing

In For a Penny: Only if You Mean It

Originally posted on San Francisco Theater Pub:
Charles Lewis III checks in one last time. My first time at the ‘Pub, Feb. 2010 “Livin’ here in this brand new world might be a fantasy But its taught me to love So it’s real to me And I’ve learned that we must look inside our hearts to find A world full of love Like yours, like mine, like…” – “Home” from The Wiz, Charlie Smalls, et al. I’ve been drafting this final dispatch from the magical ‘Pub HQ since mid-September. I assumed it would be my final entry in December. Then… Continue reading In For a Penny: Only if You Mean It

In For a Penny: What’s in a Name?

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“Well, that was bloody Shakespearean! D’ya know who Shakespeare is? He wrote the King James Bible!” – Gangs of New York, screenplay by Jay Cocks, Steven Zaillian, Kenneth Lonergan It’s a bit empty ‘round the ‘Pub offices these days. Yes, there are Theater Pub offices. They’re located within a classified, heavily-guarded location that may or may not resemble the ThunderCats’ Lair. Within the great hall – which bears a strong resemblance to the Childlike Empress’ throne room in The NeverEnding Story – we ‘Pubbers gather to feast on divine ambrosia, sip unicorn tears… Continue reading In For a Penny: What’s in a Name?

In For a Penny: Bum-rush the Show!

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“A wise man told me ‘Don’t argue with fools ‘Cause people from a distance can’t tell who is who’ ” —Jay Z, “The Takeover”, The Blueprint This past week I went to the Berkeley Rep to catch a preview performance of Jeff Augustin’s Last Tiger in Haiti. The story revolves around a group of “restaveks” (child slaves) and the stories they tell themselves to cope with the horrors of their daily lives. The first act takes place 15 years in the past, the second in present day, with the shadow of the 2010… Continue reading In For a Penny: Bum-rush the Show!

In For a Penny: I Die a little Inside

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Charles Lewis III, waiting to be picked. “The problem is that those of us who are lucky enough to do work that we love are sometimes cursed with too damn much of it.” ― Terry Gross, All I Did Was Ask: Conversations with Writers, Actors, Musicians, and Artists You ever get the feeling that you’re the one kid on the playground not picked to play kickball? Never mind the fact that they actually need you in order to have an even number of players on both teams; or that you’ve been practicing by… Continue reading In For a Penny: I Die a little Inside

In For a Penny: The Numbers Game

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Charles Lewis III, ranking it up. We’ve all done it. It should come as no surprise that as much as I detest reductive labelling in this business we call “play-acting”, I’m not above sharing in some backstage gossip during my off hours. I’m only human. I find it both a great bonding experience with theatre colleagues as well as an incredibly cathartic way for us to air all of our frustrations. And as we snipe and snark in private, away from the sensitive ears of those who’d recoil in terror if we said… Continue reading In For a Penny: The Numbers Game

In For A Penny: Accepting New Membership

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Charles Lewis III, on long term goals and short term contributions. “What is true of creed is no less true of nationality. There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism.” – Theodore Roosevelt, Address to the Knights of Columbus (1915) Now that the cat’s outta the bag, I thought about following up Meg, Tonya, & Stuart’s recent entry with my own reminiscence about what the ‘Pub has meant to me and what I think will happen when it’s gone. I’m going to hold off on that for three specific reasons: 1… Continue reading In For A Penny: Accepting New Membership