Entries by Thom

Making things Interesting – The Act Without Skills Test

“Thom, how do you make a good routine?” That’s one of the questions I’m often asked when I’m coaching at NECCA. Unfortunately for the students who ask, there’s no one clear way.  “Interesting” is a difficult — if not impossible — attribute to measure.  There are, however, different ways to look at routines and pick […]

Two Months at Sea

This July and August, I performed on board the Celebrity Solstice on the seas between Seattle and Skagway.   Most performers work on ships for a week or two at a time – it was a unique experience, tasting life at sea for two full months. The Solstice is the largest ship in Celebrity’s fleet – […]

Judging Juggling in Guadalajara

This year, the International Jugglers’ Association (IJA) invited me to officiate their regional competition in Mexico.  The IJA is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of the artform through stage competitions and a variety of other programs.  I have a history with the organization, having served on their Board of Directors, producing their annual Video […]

Two Months with the Rockettes

This March, I was lucky enough to be called by the casting director of Radio City Music Hall’s latest production, the New York Spring Spectacular. They were looking to add some flair to the show, and one of the folks they wanted was a juggler. I fit their needs, so I put some projects on […]