Blake Pfeil is a multidisciplinary musician, writer, and performance artist. His original theatrical work has been featured in notable stints at Joe's Pub, 54 Below, Rockwood Music Hall, Highline Ballroom, NY Live Arts, Kasteel Well (The Netherlands), Icaro Teatro (Mexico), Gyeonggi English Village (South Korea), Concordia College, Emerson College, Purchase College, and the National YoungArts Foundation, among others. As an actor, Blake has worked at the Shakespeare Theatre of NJ, Huntington Theatre Co., New Repertory Theatre, Company One, among others. He is the creator of the Joni Mitchell-inspired THE BBC, 1970 (originally commissioned by 54 Below), his debut album Wallpaper is available wherever you can find it, and he is one of the cofounders of NYC-based folk-fusion band Macabre Americana. Blake hosts "The Pfeil File" on Radio Kingston/WKNY (107.9 FM/1490 AM in the Hudson Valley) and currently serves as Operations & Programs Manager at Hudson Valley-based nonprofit storytelling organization TMI Project.
His current project is All-American Ruins, a multimedia travelogue in which he recounts his experiences exploring abandoned spaces across the United States and reimagines them via written, photographic, audio, and cinematic storytelling. Along the way, All-American Ruins asks critical questions about American history/culture, community, capitalism/economics, the environment, and mental health while encouraging folks to activate their imaginations as a tool for healing.
MA, Arts Entrepreneurship, Purchase College; BFA, Musical Theatre, Emerson College.
Blake is currently a fellow of the prestigious Audio Podcast Fellowship at SUNY Stony Brook.