Bob Jaffe

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Man & Coconut at IRT Theater!!

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.

at the IRT THEATER
Tuesday, April 29–Sunday, May 4
Tickets are only $13!

Click here for more information and to buy tickets!

Featuring
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

Directions:
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.

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:

http://www.imagineimbeautiful.com/Imagine_Im_Beautiful/Trailer.html

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

On Twitter:
@EstLastCall

Watch the video of me preparing:

Watch Out, Blood Feathers

I just finished performances of a new play called WATCH OUT, BLOOD FEATHERS, written and directed by Laurie Rose Savage.

Here’s a link to a teaser video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MQg6vmnCMc

Here are the details on the performances:

Watch Out, Blood Feathers

A Play About Family in Three Acts
by Laurie Rose Savage

The details of childhood can be both distinct and woefully inaccurate, and the Black family siblings don’t often agree. In this frequently funny, more often heartbreaking play, a family reunites in their beloved antique home, searching for sanctuary, salvation, and a common version of the truth. You never know who might come calling during this unorthodox stroll down memory lane… family can be tricky that way. Welcome home, kids.

featuring:

Courtney Case, Nina Salza, Joe Thanner, Diane Dreher, KJ Hippensteel*, Bob Jaffe*, Terria Joseph* and Matthew Labanca*

* These actors are appearing courtesy of the Actors Equity Association 

Celebration of Whimsy Theater
21A Clinton Street 
New York, NY 10002

Monday, February 3rd
Tuesday, February 4th
Thursday, February 6th

Showtime: 7:30 p.m.

for tickets:
http://bloodfeathers.eventbrite.com/

Sam & Dede or My Dinner with Andre the Giant

Did a reading (my second) last night at Dixon Place of Gino DiIorio’s new play SAM & DEDE or MY DINNER WITH ANDRE THE GIANT.  A great piece about the unlikely (but true) friendship between Samuel Beckett and Andre the Giant.  Despite the cold, we had an enthusiastic audience and an excellent reception to the play.

An American Family Takes A Lover opened!!!

Last night we opened Amina Henry’s brilliantly provocative play, AN AMERICAN FAMILY TAKES A LOVER, produced by the cell, a 21st century salon, and directed by the wonderful Kira Simring.

I am honored to be onstage in the company of Tiffany Nichole Green, Lila Donnolo and Daniel Lê.

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY
presents
the cell’s
production of

AN AMERICAN FAMILY TAKES A LOVER
by Amina Henry

 directed by Kira Simring

Richard David, Lady Anne and their other person, Justine, are a ‘family.’
But the arrival of a handyman, Thomas, changes everything.

 An American tale of race, sex and the Stockholm Syndrome.

featuring

Lila Donnolo*
Tiffany Nichole Greene*
Bob Jaffe*
Daniel Lê*

Theater for the New City
155 First Avenue (bet. 9th & 10th), NYC

TWO WEEKS ONLY:

 November 7, 8, 9 @ 8pm
November 10 @ 3pm

November 14, 15, 16 @ 8PM
November 17 @ 3pm

All tickets $15

The Offering

THE OFFERING 

Directed by Ryan Patch
Written by Michael Koehler
Produced by Joanna Bowzer, Ryan Patch & Michael Koehler
Director of Photography: Andrew Michael Ellis

Starring Bob Jaffe & Jared Mark Smith

Now showing on YouTube.

A father and son travel deep into the woods to make an offering to a mysterious force.
When they realize a key element is missing, they must improvise before time runs out.

Check it out:

Asking for Trouble 2013

Tomorrow is opening night of Asking for Trouble at Ensemble Studio Theatre!!  I am appearing in Series A with Michael Tisdale and Seth Kirschner.

The short play is:

“7 CHINESE BROTHERS” by Zhu Yi
Directed by Colleen Sullivan

It’s a blast – come and see it!

The Facebook page is:

https://www.facebook.com/events/513864528705387/

An American Family Takes a Lover

americanfamily

This Fall, I am in rehearsals for Amina Henry’s fantastic and important play, AN AMERICAN FAMILY TAKES A LOVER, directed by Kira Simring and produced by Nancy Manocherian, founder of the cell, a 21st Century Salon.

Place: Theater for a New City’s Cabaret Theater

Dates: November 7-10 & November 14-17, 2013

Short Summary

Richard David, his wife Lady Anne, and their “other” person Justine, are a uniquely American family. When handyman Thomas arrives to fix a mysterious hole in the wall, his presence threatens to tear the family apart. Through swimming lessons, soap operas, Truth or Dare and dusty flowers, AN AMERICAN FAMILY TAKES A LOVER explores The Stockholm Syndrome through a racial and sexual lens.