Bob Jaffe








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William S. Yellow Robe Jr.’s new play POWWOW HIGHWAY

It is a thrill to have started rehearsals on Bill Yellow Robe’s newest play, POWWOW HIGHWAY, directed by Madeline Sayet and produced by Amerinda.

We will be performing at HERE from October 10th thru the 25th.

Here’s a link with more information:

Awards from the Planet Connections Festivity

I just won an Outstanding Solo Performance for BUT FOR THE GRACE… at the Planet Connections Festivity. I also received an award at the same festival for activism in advocating for eliminating hunger. And… WATER DOGS, won a Best Film award!!

Outstanding Solo Performance Award at Planet Connections Festivity

Outstanding Solo Performance Award at Planet Connections Festivity

BLUE SKIES at the cell

On Monday, August 4th I’ll be performing in a developmental reading of Nancy Manocherian’s wonderful play BLUE SKIES, directed by Kira Simring and featuring Charlotte Cohn, John Charles McLaughlin and Lila Donnolo (and me) – all Artists-in-Residence at the cell.


BUT FOR THE GRACE… at Planet Connections Festivity

BUT FOR THE GRACE... at Planet Connections

BUT FOR THE GRACE… at Planet Connections

Two Remaining Performances:

Tuesday, June 3rd at 6:00pm
Friday, June 6th at 2:00pm


by David Eliet

as part of the Planet Connections Festivity

When first performed in 2007,
38.5 million people
in the US lived in households
that were food insecure.
Now, that number is
49 million

Donations are collected after each performance for
Food Bank for New York City


BUT FOR THE GRACE... performance information

BUT FOR THE GRACE… performance information


Water Dogs at Berkshire International Film Festival & VOTE!

Water Dogs

Water Dogs (in which I star) is an official selection of the Berkshire International Film Festival (click to buy tickets)

Directed by Matthew Slamowitz
Produced by Joanna Bowzer & Matthew Slamowitz

On a hot summer day in New York, a discouraged homeless man wins a dollar from a scratch-off lottery ticket. He takes the winnings to a food cart, where he orders a hot dog from a middle-eastern vendor. A sudden encounter with the federal government and a case of mistaken identity sets the homeless man on a path to becoming one of the most popular street vendors in Manhattan.


Water Dogs has been nominated for an award at this festival!

The competition takes place online, with the viewing public voting for their favorite film out of the four nominees. The film with the most votes wins the award.

You can watch the film and vote at

(By voting, you also have the chance to win a free iPad)


Imagine I’m Beautiful – Awards and NY Premiere

Imagine I’m Beautiful won!!!

Best Dramatic Feature
Special Jury Prize for Best Performance for Naomi McDougall Jones
at the
2014 Arizona International Film Festival!


New York Premiere
at the

New York City International Film Festival

Friday, May 30th

To Get Your Tickets CLICK HERE

Man & Coconut at IRT Theater – Limited Run – One Week Only!!

Great new play!!

Limited run at the IRT Theater!!

Man and Coconut Image

A Man lives on a dangerous, desolate beach with his Coconut wife. When Coconut rots, the Man is discovered and pulled back to civilization. An office worker named Melissa, attracted to the Man’s raw agony, pushes both to the brink of disaster and deliverance.

Tuesday, April 29–Sunday, May 4
Tickets are only $13!

Click here for more information and to buy tickets!

Forrest Weber as Man
Claire Gresham as Coconut
Bob Jaffe* as Father
Anna Rahn* as Melissa/Authority I
Cara Moretto as Laura/Authority II
David Rysdahl as Doctor Christ
Jonathon Garrity as Man Ass/Other Customer

Artistic Team
written and co-produced by Jessica Lewis
directed by Jenny Beth Snyder
dramaturged and co-produced by Rachel Hutt
stage management by Blaze Ferrer
artwork by Michael J. Silber

154 Christopher St., Buzzer 3B
Subway: Take the 1 Train to Christopher St.

*These Actors are appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association.
Equity Approved Showcase.

Naked Radio from Naked Angels – April edition

Check out Naked Radio from Naked Angels.

I’m in the third segment:

SCRUFFY by Dan McCabe
with Stephanie Hsu, Bob Jaffe and Natalie Bialistozky
Directed by Liz Carlson
Produced by Alex Grubbs.

Imagine I’m Beautiful at RxSM in Austin

Imagine I’m Beautiful is having its first festival screening at RxSM in Austin during South by Southwest March 7th at 5:30pm.  I play Dr. Whitaker in a key scene at the end of the film.

Check out the trailer and sign up for updates:

EST Last Call has begun!

In 2011, I had the great honor of playing blues harmonica with Shawn Randall’s band at the EST Gala as part of the festivities.  Shortly before that, Ilene Kristen serenaded Denny Denniston, one of our two honorees that night.

I think that it was that night when it occurred to me that there is performing expertise that many EST Members have that is not generally seen on the EST stages.

That same night, I was blanketed with the unbridled enthusiasm of Scott Sowers, another Member who plays music.  We began to concoct an idea: what if we had a late night cabaret for EST Members to perform in ways we don’t normally have the chance to do within the context of the stage presentations at the theater?

Scott roped Brad Bellamy into the fold.  And Shawn Randall.

We began planning and talking. Talking some more….

It took a while.

About a year later (as I said, it took a while), I read the minutes of a Members Council meeting where Bobby Moreno talked about wanting to have a late night venue at EST for Members.

I emailed Bobby.

The project started becoming real.

We decided, with Billy Carden’s enthusiastic support (actually Billy pushed us to stop talking and do it) to make it happen.

What to call it?

“What’s the bookend to EST First Brew?  Of course…. EST Last Call!!”

So, it’s real.  Brad, Bobby and I have planned the premiere for February 7th from 10:30pm to midnight.  We have a line-up.  We have people who want to participate in the future.

EST Last Call.  Who knows what will happen.

Once a month at Ensemble Studio Theatre

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Watch the video of me preparing: