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I’ll be workshopping the role of Dapper in staged reading of THE ALCHEMIST:

THE ALCHEMIST
By Ben Jonson • Adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher
Directed by Jesse Berger
August 16, 17, 28, and 30, 2019 • 9:30 a.m.
Randall L. Jones Theatre

The greed and absurdity of Jonson’s Jacobean London have never shown more brilliantly than in this new adaptation. Claiming alchemical powers, con men Face and Subtle, together with the brilliantly sexy prostitute Dol Common, scam a series of chumps that they lure to a respectable Blackfriars house. Jonson’s legendary satire spared no one, and Hatcher ensures today’s audience doesn’t miss a beat, in this side-splitting update of classic comedy at its best.

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A scene from  Twelfth Night , directed by Sam White. Photo by Karl Hugh

A scene from Twelfth Night, directed by Sam White. Photo by Karl Hugh

Utah Shakespeare Festival

I’m excited to return to the Tony winning Utah Shakespeare Festival for their 2019 season. I’ll be playing Sir Andrew Aguecheek in Twelfth Night (pictured), directed by Sam White; Isaac Jaggard and Ed Knight in The Book of Will, directed by Melinda Pfundstein; and Angus in Macbeth, directed by Melissa Rain Anderson.

 

 

New York Indie Theatre Film Fest

Once again, our ensemble was named a top 10 finalist for the New York Indie Theatre Film Fest at the New Ohio Theater, for our film Next to Norma. We were lucky to have the exact same ensemble working on the film.

NY India Film Fest finalists Josh Jeffers, Brittane Rowe

NY India Film Fest finalists Josh Jeffers, Brittane Rowe

 

 

Athena Writes

Ten playwrights
Ten 10-minute excerpts from 
Ten full-length plays 
Ten actors

Athena Writes 2018 year-end Staged Reading of excerpts from all Athena Writes playwrights’ full-length plays written in residence. Athena Writes 2018 Theme: “Falling Forward.”

Directed by Chris Roe

Athena Writes 2018 Playwrights: Flo Ankah, Nora Sørena Casey, Kathryn Funkhouser, Grant MacDermott, Isaac Allen Miller, Jeremy O’Brian, Martha Pichey, Marcus Scott, Judah Skoff, Leila Teitelman, Kate Thomas

Starring: Jimmy Brooks, Joshua Gutierrez, Josh Jeffers, Camrus Johnson, Lea McKenna-Garcia, Cynthia Nesbit, Marilyn Oran, DL Sams, Sarah Shankman and Alan Simon

 

 

Utah Shakespeare Festival

I'm pleased to announce I'll be joining the 2018 acting company of the Utah Shakespeare Festival, playing Lorenzo in Merchant of Venice and Reverend David Marshall Lee in The Foreigner.  

 

 
NY India Film Fest finalists Ryan Belock, Brittane Rowe, Lucy Lavely, Josh Jeffers, Meriette Strauss

NY India Film Fest finalists Ryan Belock, Brittane Rowe, Lucy Lavely, Josh Jeffers, Meriette Strauss

New York Indie Theatre Film Festival

It was an honor to have been named a finalist for the NY Indie Theatre Film Festival at the New Ohio Theatre on February 1

 

 

Developmental workshop of May Day.

I had so much fun playing Dean (and a few other people!) in Ryan Krause's May Day, which is based on the novella of the same name by F. Scott Fitzgerald.  What an amazing team of artists!  I can't wait to see what the next chapter holds for this great play!

Cliare Fort, Illana Stein, Ryan Krause, Jessi Blue, Joe Jung, Titus Tompkins, Rin Allen, Myself, and Sean Hudock

Cliare Fort, Illana Stein, Ryan Krause, Jessi Blue, Joe Jung, Titus Tompkins, Rin Allen, Myself, and Sean Hudock

 

 

3 Week Suzuki Workshop

The P3/East training is designed by my teachers Robyn Hunt and Steve Pearson to help performers consistently act with an engaged body and imagination working as one. The practice offers: a combination and counterbalance of the physical rigor, precision, strength in power movements and “inner sensibility” of Tadashi Suzuki’s training with the delicate but still demanding requirements of balance and spaciousness in Shogo Ohta’s slow-tempo, and Hunt and Pearson’s own explorations in finding a clearer presence through breath, specificity, ki study, and silent narrative.

 

 

New York Classical Theatre's Macbeth

"All of this company’s rehearsals and outdoor performances are free and open to the public. But don’t expect to kick back in your seat: Audiences follow the action over about three city blocks during each show."

-Erik Piepenburg,  The New York Times

-Erik Piepenburg, The New York Times

 

 
Sara Krulwich for The New York Times

Sara Krulwich for The New York Times

New York Shakespeare Festival's Julius Caesar

"A clash between Trump supporters and an iconic Manhattan arts institution over what kind of art is appropriate was perhaps inevitable in this hyperpartisan age. The proudly iconoclastic Public Theater is the birthplace of “Hair” (the Vietnam-era antiwar musical) and “Hamilton” (the hip-hop musical celebrating immigrants). And Mr. Eustis, the Public’s artistic director, is an unabashedly left-leaning theatermaker who believes in the value of provocative art."   

-Michael Paulson & Sopan Deb, The New York Times