I also hope to avoid the negativity from my old blog, Waiting for Godot to Leave.
|Kevin O'Brien, playing the fool. With my wife Karen, who's used to it.|
And I hope to reach my new audience - Catholic young people! I have been teaching for two years now at Homeschool Connections and I'm in my second semester teaching High School Drama at St. John Paul Prep in St. Charles, Missouri. And I love doing both! My students are, as a rule, intelligent, creative, fun and serious about their faith. And they need someplace fun, challenging and intelligent to go to on the web ... so maybe this can be it.
I am a former atheist and a current devout Catholic who totally understands people's doubts and frustrations. Plus I like stupid jokes. In fact, I make my living writing stupid jokes.
Meanwhile, I'm quite busy. Last year between Upstage Productions and Theater of the Word, we had 214 performances of at least a dozen different scripts in ten or more states, which I produced and almost all of which I acted in. I taught and designed about ten different courses, I recorded six audio books and wrote several plays and my soon-to-be-published book, A Bad Actor's Guide to the Meaning of Life. So things are pretty nutty for me.
But I am called to do this, so stay tuned.