Ascendants Anthology Wins Big at NYCIFF’s Fright Fest!

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From Director Don Schechter’s Twitter and Website:

Awards for The Ascendants Anthology! New York City International Film Festival’s Fright Fest: Best Director–Don Schechter, Best Actor–Johnny Lee Davenport, Best Actress–Kate Jurdi, and Best TV Series Science Fiction!

The Ascendants is a multi-platform project that includes a series of short films (The Ascendants Anthology), a series pilot script, and a novelization of that script. Episodes of The Ascendants Anthology have screened at Hollyshorts (Finalist), The Independent Television and Film Festival, The Boston International Film Festival (Winner, Best Sci-Fi), Hot Springs International Film Festival, The Philip K. Dick Film Festival, The Tri-Cities Film Festival, the Boston Sci-Fi Film Festival (Honorable Mention), and Boston Comic Con.

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Now Playing

Akeelah and the Bee
The Wheelock Family Theatre

Akeelah and the Bee Promo

Based on the screenplay by Doug Atchkison
Adapted by Cheryl L. West
Directed by Maura Tighe
Role: Dr. Larabee
October 21  – November 20, 2016

To buy tickets, click here.

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Ascendants Anthology at Boston Comic Con, 8/13

Acendants Raven Screening

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The Ascendants Anthology (Episodes 1-3) Screening at Boston Comic Con on SATURDAY AUGUST 13th at 3:45PM at the SEAPORT WORLD TRADE CENTER n the Back Bay Complex on the second level.

Buy your day passes here (film free with regular ticket).

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Closed: African Company Presents ‘Richard III,’ Death of a Salesman, Arcadia

As Papa Shakespeare with Sarah (Greta Oglesby). (PHOTO: Liz Lauren)

As Papa Shakespeare with Sarah (Greta Oglesby). (PHOTO: Liz Lauren)

As the well-meaning neighbor Charlie with the tragic Willy Loman (Brian Mani).

As the well-meaning neighbor Charlie with the tragic Willy Loman (Brian Mani). (PHOTO: Liz Lauren)

As Captain Brice (third from left), noting Lady Croom (Tracy Michelle Arnold) while Thomasina (Rebecca Hurd) is engrossed in her book.

As Captain Brice (third from left), noting Lady Croom (Tracy Michelle Arnold) while Thomasina (Rebecca Hurd) is engrossed in her book.

The African Company Presents Richard III
American Players Theatre

By Carlyle Brown
Directed by Derrick Sanders
Touchstone Theatre
5950 Golf Course Rd.
Spring Green, Wisc.
June  – mid-September, 2016

Death of a Salesman
American Players Theatre

By Arthur Miller
Directed by Kenneth Albers
Up-the-Hill Theatre
5950 Golf Course Rd.
Spring Green, Wisc.
June – September, 2016

Arcadia
American Players Theatre

By Tom Stoppard
Directed by James Bohnen
Up-the-Hill Theatre
5950 Golf Course Rd.
Spring Green, Wisc.
August – September, 2016

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Closed: Bootycandy

 Bootycandy
SpeakEasy Stage Company

Cast with Lollipops

By Robert O’Hara
Directed by Summer Williams
Stanford Calderwood Pavillion
Boston Center for the Arts
527 Tremont St.
Boston, Mass.
March 12 – April 9, 2016

To buy tickets, click here.

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Commercial for Harvard Business School

Role: CEO Ex-Football Player
HBX Disruptive Strategy / Do Remarkable Things
with Clayton Christensen

HBX Disruptive Strategy / Do Remarkable Things from HBX @ HBS on Vimeo.

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Closed: Beowulf

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Johnny will be Poet 1, which includes the epic lines of Beowulf.

Beowulf
The Poets’ Theatre

Translated by Seamus Heaney
Directed by Benjamin Evett
Multicultural Arts Center
42 Second St.
Cambridge, Mass.
December 10 – 20, 2015

For more information, click here.

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A Joy-ous Season: November – December 2015

 See Johnny in NYC, Hrothgar’s mead hall, and on screen

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as Santa Claus in Ernest Thompson’s White People Christmas
November 30 @ Cherry Lane Theatre, NYC

in Cyril Tourneur’s The Atheist’s Revenge 
December 7 @ Red Bull Theater, NYC

as Poet 1 / Beowulf in Seamus Heaney’s Beowulf
December 10  – 20 @ The Poets’ Theatre, Cambridge, Mass.

in David O. Russell’s Joy
December 25, 2015 – Oscar season @ a movie theatre near you

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Closed: Chutes&Ladders @ TheatreSquared

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See Johnny as Chutes&Ladders @ TheatreSquared

Studio Theatre at Walton Arts Center’s Nadine Baum Studios
505 West Spring St.
Fayetteville, Ark.
October 15 – November 8, 2015

For more information, click here

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September 5, Ascendants: “The Raven” Screening

Acendants Raven Screening

Ascendants: “The Raven”

Written by Don Schechter
Directed by Don Schechter

Saturday, September 5 at 6:30 p.m.
Somerville Theatre
55 Davis Square
Somerville, MA 02144

Tickets available online.
Admission: $15 and $20

 

 

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