A Comedic Summer Lineup
Filip is pleased to announce his spring/summer season! First he will play Willmore in The Rover with the Role Players Ensemble up in Danville, which opens on April 13th. Then, he'll switch over to Silicon Valley Shakespeare, appearing as Orlando in As You Like It, opening Jun 8th, and Guy of Gisborne in Robin of the Hood, opening July 27th. It's going to be an exciting and fun summer filled with Shakespeare and laughter!
1984 Stunning Audiences
1984 is smashing attendance records and reviews! Our attendance rate has been close to eighty percent so far, and reviews have had nothing but praise. Grab a ticket at the box office or Los Altos Stage Company website before they're sold out!
1984 at the Los Altos Stage Company
1984 will be premiering on January 25th, 2018, with the run ending on Feburary 18th! Get your tickets from the Los Altos Stage company website now!
<algo_rhythm> Wins the Durr 2017 Challenge
<algo-rhythm>, the short film I worked on back in September, has taken first place at the 2017 Durr Challenge! A huge congratulations to Miriam Steckl, Larissa Konzi, René Blocher, Nicolas Ehret, and Peter Rieck! It was an absolute pleasure to work with all of you.
Click here to view on YouTube.
Evernote Business Commercial Released
In September, I was hired to work on an Evernote commecial. Today, that commercial has been released on Evernote's YouTube page! A massive thanks to the entire team, it was great working with all of you.
Click here to view.
Monday Night PlayGround
I will be performing in a staged reading at the Berkeley Rep Theater as part of the PlayGround SF Monday Night series! The show is on Monday, October 11th at 8 pm. Tickets and more information can be found here: playground-sf.org/monday
<algo_rhythm> - Durr Challenge 2017
I will be acting in a short film, titled <algo_rhythm>, which is being shot for the 2017 Durr Challenge! A team of German students are flying to the US to shoot a short film in the heart of Silicon Valley, competing against other teams sent to London and Tokyo. This culminates in a November screening of all three films, with the winner selected by a panel of judges from Durr.
"1984" at Los Altos Stage Company
I am proud to announce that I've been cast in the upcoming production of 1984 at the Los Altos Stage Company! The show will start its run on January 25th, and more details will come as they are finalized.
Evernote Promotional Video
I'm excited to announce that I'm taking part in an upcoming shoot for an Evernote promotional video. More details and final video to come!
LibriVox Audiobook Narrator
I am excited to announce that I've joined the LibriVox community! LibriVox is a group dedicated to creating free audiobooks of public domain texts. If you would like to learn more or help out, visit www.librivox.org. There will be some changes made to the website in the coming days to reorganize content and showcase the audiobooks I'll be working on.
Tassajara Monastery Retreat
I will be enjoying a month-long Work Period stay at Tassajara Monastery, mastering meditation and the art of zen, while leaving behind modern technology. Please use the contact form to leave any messages during this period.
To the Bay!
I am moving up to the Bay Area in January, and look forward to the unique opportunities awaiting me!
God's Waiting Room Reviews
Reviews of God's Waiting Room are trickling in! They'll be posted here as they pop up.
"God’s Waiting Room does exactly what it wants to do. It speaks to the audience that it is intended for and even some open minded patrons that it is not intended for. The play is simple, succinct, and truthful. This play places a mirror in front of its audience and demands it choose a side."- Bitter Lemons Review
"The play held my attention, brought tears to my eyes, and brought back many memories – both heart warming and gut wrenching." - Stan Bartosiak
"Extraordinary, totally unexpected for a Fringe Production. I felt I was sitting at an off Broadway play." - Audience Review
"From the moment the first spotlight comes on until the last fade, the audience is captivated by a story that is bittersweet and unforgiving. I laughed, I cried, I trembled. It’s one of those rare occasions in the theatre where the acting and writing gel to evoke emotion from the audience. Filip Hofman carries a range of emotion in his performance as Billy. Denise Carole is magnificent. This will not be the last of “God’s Waiting Room”. This show will go on to greater things. Brilliant cast, brilliant writing." - Audience Review
"Compelling and well-thought material that should provoke conversation from folks on either side of the LGBTQ discussion. Will be going back, and bringing friends to another performance!" - Audience Review
"This is theatre at its best." - Audience Review
"Robert Rossi’s beautiful and troubling script sung beautifully from this well-chosen cast. GO SEE THIS SHOW!" - Audience Review
“God's Waiting Room is quite simply…impactful.
I am still reeling over the personal emotion that was invoked in me after experiencing this powerful story!" - Audience Review
Robert Austin Rossi presents - God's Waiting Room
I am extremely excited to be playing Billy in the upcoming world premiere of God's Waiting Room, written and directed by Robert Austin Rossi! The play will be performed on June 4th, 11th, 12th, 17th, and 26th at the Let Live Theater (916 N. Formosa Ave). For tickets, reviews, and more information, go to the play's Hollywood Fringe website.
Lois McIntyre and her husband Stephen arrive at the Palm Springs Hospital where her brother, Billy, is dying.She is an east coast conservative whose lean on life borders on bigotry. Refusing to go to his bedside, Lois bemoans her life with and without her brother. Affronted by Billy’s lifestyle as a gay man, she renounces him, his partner, and people like them as deviants who don’t deserve salvation on earth or beyond. When her prejudices collide with her past, Lois is confronted by what they have cost her.
I will be acting in a NYFA short film shooting at the CBS lots in Studio City! More details to come when the film is released.
Kickstarter Promo for 3D Technology
I will be filming a promo for a Kickstarter campaign involving breathtaking 3D technology! More details to come.
Music Video Desert Shoot
I will be shooting in the LA desert for a Liz Brennan music video in Febuary!
I will be going through the UCB improv track classes at UCB Sunset. Here's to amazing improv!
CSC presents The Winter's Tale
I will be playing Polixenes in the California Shakespeare Company's production of the Winter's Tale, opening on September 19th. Performances are on Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 4pm from September 19th to October 11th. Tickets can be bought at HillcrestArts.com.
An Object at Rest Wins Student Oscar
An Object at Rest, an animated film by Seth Boyden which Filip Hofman provided voiceover work for, has won a Student Oscar in the Animation catagory! The ceremony will take place in September. A massive congrats to Seth!
An Object at Rest Nominated for Student Oscar
An Object at Rest, a film by Seth Boyden that I provided voiceover work for, has been nominated for the Student Oscar Awards in the Animation category! A huge congratulations to Seth Boyden for his amazing animation work! All fingers crossed!
One x One an Afternoon of One Person Acts
On April 25th at 1 pm, I will be performing in One x One, a compilation of solo pieces directed by Roger Guenever Smith and performed by CalArts graduating actors at The Bootleg Theater in LA. Visit Eventbrite to reserve tickets. Seating is limited!
CalArts Graduating Actor Showcase - LA
On Monday, April 27th, I will be performing in the CalArts Graduating Actor showcase at the Falcon Theatre in LA. Click here to RSVP, see show times and the venue address.
Rachel Schull Presents - The Bear
Opening on March 13th, I will be playing Grigory Smirnov in an adaptation of Anton Chekhov's The Bear. The venue will be BB2 at the California Institute of the Arts, and admission is free.
CalArts Graduating Actor Showcase - New York
On Thursday, March 19th, I will be performing in the CalArts Graduating Actor showcase at the 52nd Street Project in New York City. Click here to RSVP and see show times and the venue address.
CalArts Presents - The Misanthrope
Opening on October 28th, I will be playing John in Martin Crimp's adaptation of Moliere's The Misanthrope, directed by Diane Rodriguez, at the California Institute of the Arts.Performances are on the 28th, 29th, and 30th in the Coffeehouse at CalArts. Tickets may be purchased online at Eventbrite or bought directly from the box office.
Edinburgh Fringe Festival Update
This August, I am performing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Kaspar, the workshop production that premiered at CalArts. Kaspar will be performed from August 2 - 23, excluding Mondays, at Venue 13 in Edinburgh. Click here for times, locations, and online ticket orders.
Reviews: Identity, reality, and possibility unravel in this very intense production. The actors expertly explore the heap of fears that lie beneath all our lives. This performance rewards the audience immensely.
KCHUNG Radio Broadcast
On Saturday, May 24th, my first radio piece, LiveTime, will be broadcast on KCHUNG radio, live in LA and on the web. The broadcast time slot will be from 2 - 3 pm and include many other works by CalArts students.
Edinburgh Fringe Festival
This summer, I will be traveling to Edinburgh, Scotland, to participate in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. I will be performing in Kaspar, which was originally a workshop production at the California Institute of the Arts. Performances will take place at Venue 13. For more information about the Fringe Festival, click here.
The Kaspar Cast Presents - Kaspar Fringe
Back for three special performances, I will once again be performing in Kaspar, an hour long deconstruction of language within Kaspar Hauser's story.Performances are May 7th, 8th, and 9th at 8pm in the Light Lab at the California Institute of the Arts.
CalArts Presents - The Merchant of Venice
Opening on March 13th, I will be playing Tubal in The Merchant of Venice, directed by Mary Lou Rosato, at the California Institute of the Arts in E407.Preview is on March 12th, performance dates are March 13th - 17th.
Chaos & Cosmos: A Whole Whose Multiplicity Is Not That Of Disorder - An Art Exhibition Inspired by Borges
On Thursday, Janurary 30th at 8pm, I will perform in a one act play, inspired by The Garden of Forking Paths by Borges, written and directed by Morgan Booker, at Chaos & Cosmos, an art exhibit taking place in the Butler Cube (#4) at the California Institute of the Arts. The exhibit will be open from 7pm, and admission is free.
CalArts Presents - Kaspar
Opening on December 6, I will be a part of Kaspar, an hour long workshop show about Kaspar Hauser, a boy who showed up one day in a German village with a sign: "I want to be someone like somebody else was once."Performances are on Dec. 6 at 8 pm, Dec. 7 at 2 pm and 8 pm, and Dec. 9 at 8 pm. The performances take place in Butler Building 2, at the California Institute of the Arts.