My life has taken me down many roads, including a year spent in England, another manic day-job, some time living upstate and other various adventures. Currently, I am back in Westchester (with my two beloved felines, Chester and Precious. I recently lost my little doggie brother, George. I miss him dearly.). I'm glad to be back in the NY metro area. (and plan to eventually get an apartment a bit closer to the city.) I am still writing and hope to try to return to the theatre.
This is my first venture into the world of cyber-space and website development. I am very much a novice, so any suggestions and help would be most welcome! If anyone wishes to chat, please feel free to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I guess by now, you're probably wondering why I have developed a website focusing on the work of actor, Josh Hamilton.
I have been familiar with Josh's name for many years, but only recently have had the opportunity to fully enjoy his work. In Spring, 2000, I went to see The Waverly Gallery. (Kenneth Lonergan is one of my favorite playwrights.) I enjoyed Josh's performance, but at the time, didn't have the chance to explore any of his other work. Then one day I was doing some research at the White Plains (NY) Public Library, and for some reason I decided to type Josh's name into the computer database. The videos O'Pioneer and With Honors came up as available. I decided to borrow both and view them at my leisure. Although Josh's characters in these films were supporting, I enjoyed his performances, thus piquing my curiousity. So I rented The House of Yes. Based on the Wendy Macleod stage play, this dark comedy very much cemented my belief that Josh is a very talented actor. Since then, thanks to Half.com, a few on-line auctions and my local video shop, I've had the chance to further experience Josh's film and television work. Some of my favorites include, Drive, She Said, Alive (I've never feared airplane travel, until witnessing that crash scene!), The Lawrenceville Stories (I loved the prank in part two involving the skeleton! I thought Josh was very funny and hope to see him in some comedic roles in the future.), Kicking And Screaming (great Prague monologue), The 60s (I was born in the 60s, so I don't remember much about that decade, but I do have two older brothers who have "educated" me!), Freak Talks About Sex and Urbania.
Whenever I visit a website, I'm always curious about the who and why factor. So I thought I would provide some background information.
I'm simply just another writer, with some spare time and access to free webspace! I'm a born and raised New Yorker, who moved to the suburbs (Westchester, to be exact) in the 80s.
I've been writing since childhood and never thought I'd still be at it, so many years later. As a young adult, I was alittle doubtful about my abilities. After high school, I decided to study business and hated it. So after a few dreadful jobs, I went back to college, where I studied Journalism and Media. Upon graduation, I joined VISTA, Volunteers In Service To America. VISTA is the domestic version of Peace Corps. I served for almost two years, working with Big Brothers-Big Sisters of America, an agency which serves children from single-parent homes and pregnant/parenting teenagers. I assisted with fund-raising and wrote lots of press materials, newsletters and feature articles for the local newspapers. It was a challenging experience, which I will never forget. If you are wondering about what to do after college, I would recommend VISTA.
Upon finishing my VISTA service, like many writers, I found myself unemployed. I eventually landed a job at a local newspaper, filled with slightly eccentric people. Despite the interesting "characters", I still felt unfulfilled. One day, my dad brought me home a copy of Backstage. He knew that I always loved the theatre and I guess wanted to encourage me to spread my wings a bit. I answered an ad for a small theatre company. Since then I've had the opportunity to work on many productions. Mostly assisting with publicity, tech and stage management. You name it and I've probably done it!
I think what I admire most about Josh is the fact that he works both on stage and screen. I love having the opportunity to see him perform live. I also admire the fact that he seems to stay away from the more commercial aspects of the business, working instead in the independent film world and Off Broadway. A decision which I highly respect. In regards to his acting, Josh is subtle, yet powerful. He has the ability to hold back, yet still be noticed. He is very real, which I think is rare.
Now, why the website...because after spending time searching for information, I only seemed to find a bunch of reviews (I rarely read them, even though I did write several for my college's newspaper and a few other publications!) and a few entertainment sites, which sparsely covered Josh's career. I thought he deserved more visibility and recognition. So I decided to create a place where one may conveniently find information about his career without the frustration I experienced. I also thought that it might be a fun challenge, since I am very much a computer beginner. Up until a few years ago, I was actually quite afraid of these fascinating machines. I do hope that whoever choses to visit this site enjoys the content, as much as I enjoyed creating it. If anyone has any comments, questions or corrections, please feel free to contact me. My e-mail address is above.
I am looking forward to Josh's future projects and will be continuing to update this site, as information becomes available, so please return and don't forget to sign the guestbook located on the main page.