- Jeffrey James Ircink
- Greendale, Wisconsin, United States
- Ex-producer of THE REALLY FUNNY HORNY GOAT INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL, playwright, actor, singer, outdoorsman, blogger, amateur photog, observer & bitcher, Beach Boys groupie, Brett Favre fanatic, lover of everything Celtic and forever a member in the Tribe of HAIR. Spent most of my life in the Village of Waterford, a small town just outside of the Milwaukee suburbs. After 12 years in North Hollywood, Bel Air and Culver City, Cali, I moved back to Wisconsin in September 2009. No regrets - of moving to LA OR moving back to WI. Have traveled to Belfast, Ireland, Dayton (OH), Manhattan, Seattle, Cedar Rapids, New York, Miami and Sydney, Australia with my plays. Moved back into the Village of Greendale where I was born. Life is good.
Thursday, April 26, 2007
Saturday, April 21, 2007
Friday, April 20, 2007
The new phone books came out here in CA and, alas, I am no longer listed as living in Bel Air. What you see is from an old phonebook. It's kinda sad - 'cause I miss my very hot 2-story guesthouse on 7 acres. It's good because I don't work "Idiot" anymore. Long story. Check my July post for more details. Let's just say that I hope "Idiot" rots in hell.
Posted by Jeffrey James Ircink at 4:59 PM
Thursday, April 12, 2007
They say you can tell a lot about a guy by what kinda car he drives, or the shoes he's wearing, or his clothes. So - you think you know what I'm all about? Watch these two videos and you will have the essence of...me.
Posted by Jeffrey James Ircink at 9:43 PM
Saturday, April 7, 2007
"Theeeeese little town blues...", or "Stan's Addiction's" Headed to Broadway, Baby (well, Off-Off B'way)!
More breaking news...I confirmed yesterday that I'll be flying out to New York in May for a private, two day reading of "Stan's Addiction" by the Bleeker Street Irregulars Theatre Company - sorta between Greenwich Village and the lower east side of Manhattan. A theater-friend of mine from Iowa, Michael Harrington (we were in A Chorus Line together) is one of the partners in this production company, along with the former president of NYU. Barring any unforeseen hitches, Bleeker Street will put up an Equity Showcase run of the play late summer. Stay tuned for more updates!
Hey - wait a second. That means - BROADWAY, BABY!!! Well...Off-Off Broadway, but hey - who's really gonna bust MY chops, right NOW? And I said I had no interest in ever visiting the Big Apple...
Posted by Jeffrey James Ircink at 5:19 PM
Friday, April 6, 2007
I received official word that "Pass the Salt, Please." - my 10-minute erotic play - won BEST OF SHOW in the inaugural juried show, UNcover: An Art Exhibition with An Erotic Vibe, which was last weekend in Cedar Rapids, IA (see below post from April 2). Wow! So-o...I'd like to thank my actors - Gary Benser and Julia Corbett (who were fantastic, by the way), Casey Kasparek, artist and organizer of the event (and those who helped him), and everyone who attended the event and voted for us. In particular, thanks to my friends who showed up. It was fun, wasn't it? It would've been a different experience without you. My mother thanks you; my father thanks you; I thank you.
If you missed UNcover, and are curious as to what all the hub-bub's about concerning "Pass the Salt, Please.", I'd be happy to email you a copy of my "dirty play" - keeping in mind plays "read" much better when seen "live". Or go to my play site: http://www.playsofjeffreyjamesircink.blogspot.com/
for a sampling of "PTSP." The website for the event is at: http://www.uncovercr.com/
It was a wonderful event and I hope Casey puts it up next year.
Posted by Jeffrey James Ircink at 1:33 PM
Thursday, April 5, 2007
The April '07 issue of American Theatre magazine features an ad for my play, Stan's Addiction - page 86, lower left corner. Pretty cool. This national publication is widely read by theater professionals across the country (or we hope it is), so - we'll see. The ad includes an excellent quote by Leslie Charipar, director of the Urban Theater Project of Iowa, which first read Stan's last year (just click on the picture and it'll open up in a bigger window). And that's Scott Humeston tak'in a drag (which is part of the cover of the play book). I met Leslie and Scott in 1994 at Theatre Cedar Rapids in Iowa while the three of us were performing in a Broadway review called, Echoes.
Posted by Jeffrey James Ircink at 10:52 AM
Wednesday, April 4, 2007
The Associated Press -- LOS ANGELES -- Film director Robert Clark, best known for the beloved holiday classic "A Christmas Story," and his son were killed (Jeff says, 'murdered') Wednesday in a car wreck, the filmmaker's assistant and police said. Clark, 67, and son Ariel Hanrath-Clark, 22, were killed ('murdered') in the accident in Pacific Palisades. The two men were in an Infiniti that collided head-on with a GMC Yukon around 2:30 a.m. PST, said Lt. Paul Vernon, a police spokesman. The driver of the other car was under the influence of alcohol and was driving without a license, Vernon said.
The driver, Hector Velazquez-Nava, 24, an illegal alien from Mexican who was living in Los Angeles, will be booked for investigation of gross vehicular manslaughter after being treated, Vernon said. The motherfucker was 3x over the legal limit. A female passenger in his car also was taken to the hospital with minor injuries, police said.
Director Bob Clark helmed the modern holiday classic A Christmas Story and was the writer-director-producer of the film, Porky's, which became the highest-grossing film of 1982 and one of the highest-grossing films ever in Canada. The director of the 1974 cult horror film Black Christmas as well as the 1980 Jack Lemmon drama Tribute (which nabbed Lemmon a Best Actor Oscar nomination). The 1983 film that would become his most memorable was based on humorist Jean Shepherd's short story collection In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash, A Christmas Story - which Clark directed, co-wrote and produced) was the nostalgic and humorous tale of a young boy named Ralphie (Peter Billingsley) growing up in the 1940s who yearned for the ultimate Christmas gift, a Red Ryder BB gun. It was a modest success in its initial box office run but gained a strong and steady following through the next two decades, becoming a TV staple during the holiday season and a consistent seller on DVD. Clark's other films included Rhinestone, Turk 182!, From the Hip, and the two Baby Geniuses movies. -- Mark Englehart, IMDb staff
Here's a recent photo - Warner Brothers held a special cast reunion screening of A Christmas Story at the Pacific Arclight theater in L.A. Left to right, here's R.D. Robb (Schwartz), Ian Petrella (Randy Parker), Peter Billingsley (Ralphie), Bob Clark (director/co-producer/co-writer), Scott Schwartz (Flick) and Zack Ward (Scut Farkus).
This hits home as A Christmas Story is one of my favorite movies (it's a family favorite of the Ircink's). I heard about this accident while driving to work this morning as drivers were being warned that some lanes were still closed on the PCH. Funny how the drunk driver/murderer always seems to live. I hope the little bastard rots in hell.
Posted by Jeffrey James Ircink at 9:33 PM
Monday, April 2, 2007
Posted by Jeffrey James Ircink at 11:21 AM