Eric Bermudez reads Ecdysiast, by Scott Kaiser. Eric shares his response to the story and source material. Then, Scott and Olena discuss the inspiration behind the story, and the play on which it's based. Please note, this episode contains explicit content.
Tales from the Vomitorium: 38 Short Stories by Scott Kaiser is sponsored in part by Whidbey Telecom, the Goosefoot Community Fund, and The Goose Community Grocer.
Eric Bermudez (he/him; Reader: Ecdysiast) is a New York based actor with a BFA in Acting from Marymount Manhattan College. Past credits: Cyrano in Cyrano de Bergerac (Valley Shakespeare Festival), Oliver in Quandary in Verse (The LIC One Act Festival, New Thrills Theatre Festival), Proteus/Silvia and others in The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Valley Shakespeare Festival), Pasquale in Even If It Gets Us Nowhere (Access Theatre), Tybalt in Starcrossed (FringeNYC, Capital Fringe), Captain Hook in shadowplay: An Immersive Experience (Access Theater).
Scott Kaiser (he/him; Author) is a nationally recognized master teacher of acting and voice, as well as a director, playwright, and author. For 28 seasons, Scott served as a member of the artistic staff at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, where he directed, adapted, coached, or performed in all 38 of Shakespeare’s plays. Scott is the author of four books on Shakespeare: Have Shakespeare, Will Travel; The Tao of Shakespeare; Shakespeare’s Wordcraft; and Mastering Shakespeare. He has also penned several original plays, including Falstaff in Love, Love’s Labor’s Won, Now This, Splittin’ the Raft, and Shakespeare’s Other Women: A New Anthology of Monologues. Scott has directed at numerous theatre training programs around the country, including Carnegie-Mellon University, The University of Washington, Duke University, Seattle University, Santa Clara University, the University of Oregon, and Southern Oregon University. Scott holds an ADVS from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London, an MFA from the University of Washington Professional Actor Training Program in Seattle, and a BA from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.★ Support this podcast ★
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