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Alex Etling  Founder & Managing Director of @CaveTheatre, professional #actor, and #vegan, #photographer, amateur vegan #chef, avocado addict, & happy New Yorker!

In the room where it happens…

Got a pretty nice envelope in the mail today…@HamiltonMusical tickets! Orchestra, third row from the stage! Can't wait.

About to head to the gym for my 31st workout in the last 31 days - every day since I decided to get back in shape on the oh-so-original self-improvement date of January 1st!

Not bragging, just trying to keep myself accountable! (Although I am a bit proud that I was able to fit a workout into my schedule every day.) #CommitToSomething #Equinox @equinox

"Have you been to Alex's new place?" "No." "He's got peanuts…on tap." "Really? On TAP?" "ON TAP, Janine." "Wow. I knew he was doing well these days, but I just…I had no idea." …is what they'll say.

One of my favorite neighborhood barbershops in NYC just has a picture of Bradley Cooper on it and I think it's the best thing ever.

‪Amazing things happening here at the #WomensMarch in NYC! I'm here on Fifth Ave, marching up to Trump Tower!‬ ‪#WomensMarchNYC

Took advantage of this unreasonably unseasonably warm day with a 10K run down the West Side of Manhattan, enjoying the sun setting on the Hudson River, finishing in Battery Park with a view of the Statue of Liberty…

Just me and these two smart & awesome little humans today, exploring NYC! First stop…pottery painting in TriBeCa.

Yo there's a real braggy sink over on 77th and West End Ave, if anyone's interested.
Perfect for anyone who likes really arrogant bathroom fixtures.

Back to my Equinox club for a workout, followed by a 5K along the beautiful Hudson River at night. (I realize that starting to get back in shape on January 1st is a pretty novel concept, but I figure now is as good a time as any, since I'm finally starting to recover from the pneumonia.) #CommitToSomething

Well, 2016 may have been the year that the world lost its damn mind, but it was also the year that I came to my senses and finally asked the love of my life, Kiley Caughey, to marry me. The fact that I got to do it as a complete surprise, onstage, live, in front of friends and family, after mine and Kiley's performances in a production created by our theatre company made it all that much more perfect. So that was a bit of a highlight.
Also, Cave Theatre Co. entered its sophomore year of productions, put forth some incredible work that I'm tremendously proud of, built audience with every performance, and even got our first mention in the New York Times. I had the incredible opportunity to work on my favorite role of my career thus far in Rajiv Joseph's "Gruesome Playground Injuries". And all the while, I couldn't have asked for better artistic collaborators in my Cave Theatre co-founders.
In other 2016 activities, I developed, co-wrote and photographed a debut cookbook (vegan, of course) in conjunction with Avery, an imprint of Penguin Random House, which, in a few months, will be on the shelves at a bookstore near you, which is cool. As a professional photographer, I had my work published in a number of national magazines, USA Today, and others. I'm currently learning video production and editing, and for my newest side-endeavor, I'm embarking on a brand new travel-booking startup with a business partner and friend. Above all, I can't wait to marry my best friend and continue to create our own art and opportunities with Cave Theatre Co., all in the greatest city in the world.
Here's to 2017, and continuing to do my best to stop saying the things and just keep pushing on and doing the things.

Time to get wrapping…📦➡️🎁