How much does a man live, after all? Does he live a thousand days, or one only?
I must confess, I was born at a very early age. ~Groucho Marx
a solo performance by Geoff Shields
Geoff had built a comfortable and very tidy life. Nice house, check. Fulfilling job, Check. Artistic status, check. Happy kids, check. But middle-age, egotism, and debilitating surgery send him sprawling back to Colts Neck, NJ, cross-eyed, senseless and alone.
Armed with only a pile of notebooks and a fistful of #2 pencils, Geoff journeys back to his childhood home where he confronts the chaos and finds himself hidden in the family cabinetry. Junk Drawer: a show that celebrates life's mess.
Coming October 2018!
Geoff Shields has been involved in performance and theater for forty years. In his late teens and early twenties he was deeply involved in the New York music scene, working as a roadie for The Ramones and Blondie, and as road manager for the band Shrapnel. After leaving NYC, he went on to graduate from San Francisco State University with a degree in theater. In San Francisco he co-founded Reflex Action Theater, and performed regularly in the Bay Area at theaters including Berkeley Repertory Theater, (Prelude to a Kiss, View from a Bridge, The Misanthrope, and Serious Money); Marin Theater Company, (Modigliani); and The Magic Theater, (The House of Yes, Fat Men in Skirts, Temptation.) After ten years in San Francisco, Geoff moved to France to raise his young family, which included a daughter, Zoe’, and triplet sons, Jeremy, Trevor and Dylan. Upon returning to the U.S., received his M.A. in Speech Communication. Geoff also served as actor/producer at Holmdel Theater Company in Holmdel NJ. Productions included; Arcadia, Dancing at Lughnasa, Inherit the Wind, Noises Off, Story Theater, Our Town, Bullshot Crummond, The Imaginary Invalid and The Foreigner, among others. Currently, Geoff writes, performs and teaches in NJ.