Friday July 22, 2022, 7:00pm A pilot for a “Sesame Street for adults” mining New York’s great creativity and diversity to explore one word, “Father,” …using five types of segments: documentary, comedy, animation, music and Shakespeare.
One of the existential threats we all face involves us not valuing human life, or seeing folks that look or speak or love differently than we do as less than human. I see this project as using artistic tools like story, animation, music and comedy to combat that lunacy.
Friday July 22, 2022, 7:00pm
at HB Playwrights Theater
Conceived, Directed, and Created by David Deblinger
Produced by HB Studio, Ensemble Force, and, Jason Spiro
Associate Producers: Leyla Hadi, Cailin Chang, Nya Yeanafehn
Director of Photography for current footage, Jason Spiro
Director of Photography for past footage, Tomoko Miyagi
Editor Aaron Bryan
Animation Howard Better
Acting Out offers professional training, practice, and performance opportunities for the formerly incarcerated, who experienced the transformative value of a theatre program while in prison and wish to continue their training upon release. Where they may continue to access traits long ignored, mine raw talent, harness misdirected energy, and build self-esteem through exposure to the rigors and rewards of a master arts environment, and in so doing, help reintegrate into their communities.
View the event program.
August 19, 7pm
August 20, 7pm
August 21, 3pm
at HB Studio Playwrights Theatre, 124 Bank Street, New York
* appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association.
1. Paradise Lost scene is presented by special arrangement with Walt Odets.
2. Answers and Jesus Hopped the A Train scenes are presented by special arrangement with Dramatist Play Service.
3. A Hatful of Rain and A Raisin in the Sun scenes are presented by special arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.
Made possible by funding from the India Blake Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts.
These programs are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and many generous supporters.