Peter Stray, creator,writer and director, of Downstage Confessions trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London before marrying an American and moving to the States. He went to an audition for a Shakespear play in Washington. He had prepared his native British intonations, but the director wanted an American accent....
Such experiences inspired his 17-part comedy web series about the fictionalized lives of struggling stage actors in Washington DC’s regional theatre scene.
Stray’s character, Max Templeton, is a clueless actor, who, late in the series, is taken hostage by a theater groupie played by his real-life wife, Alexandra London-Thompson. Max’s roommate and halfbrother in “Downstage Confessions” is Stephen Wunder (Eric Messner).
Check out Episode 1: "Dumpage"
You can watch Downstage Confessions every Monday at noon (EST) on It’s viewable on vimeo.com and funnyordie.com. The final episode will go up July 3, at which point all installments, most of them four to seven minutes long, will be available for viewing.