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.