News from 2012

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South Coast Rep’s production of Bill Cain’s play HOW TO WRITE A NEW BOOK FOR THE BIBLE, directed by Kent Nicholson. October 19 – November 18, 2012

“Priest/playwright Bill Cain puts together fragments of his family history in this exquisite play about the beauty of a simple life and dignified death… The acting throughout is superb.” – Tom Provenzano, LA Weekly

“Joined by the excellent Jeff Biehl as the ebullient, slightly remote dad (and numerous other characters of various ages and genders).” - Bob Verini, Variety

Cast:
BookforBible5x7titleLinda Gehringer
Tyler Pierce
Aaron Blakely
Jeff Biehl

Scenic Design by Scott Bradley
Costume Design by Callie Floor
Lighting Design by Alexander V. Nichols
Sound Design by Matt Starritt
Stage Manager by Kathryn Davies

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Reading of HONEYDROP, by Erin Courtney at the Matrix Theater, directed by Jessica Kubzanksy. (8/15/12)

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Jeff is in a new web series, SQUAD 85, on Justin Lin’s YOMYOMF Network. Coming this fall.

“In 1985, The LAPD experimented with a secret Time-Travel Division, catapulting 4 of LA’s finest 25 years into the future… That future is now. SQUAD 85!!!”

SQUAD 85 was written and directed by Gregory Bonsignore. (8/6/12-8/11/12)

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Readings of 11 great new plays in 5 days at the Partial Comfort Productions retreat in beautiful Chester, CT.

The playwrights included: Sam Marks, Rob Askins, Anna Ziegler, Jon Caren, Jen Silverman, Ivy Elrod, Kim Davies, Cori Thomas, Chad Beckim, Delaney Britt Brewer and Chris VanDijk.

The readings were directed by Alice Reagan, Pirrone Yousefzadeh, Kareem Fahmy, Tamara Fisch, Erica Gould and Mia Rovegno. (6/20/12-6/24/12)

 

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Reading for LCT3 of AN EVENING WITH CLARENCE THOMAS, by Thomas Bradshaw, directed by Leah Gardiner. (5/1/12)

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Reading of a new musical version of LOVE’S LABOURS LOST by Alex Timbers and Michael Friedman for The Public Theater. (4/26/12-4/27/12)

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Reading for Partial Comfort Productions “Welcome Mat” series of TREVOR, by Nick Jones, directed  by Lila Neugebauer. (4/16/12)

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Workshop of a new play by Nick Jones called MATTERHORN with Lesser America, directed by Lila Neugebauer. (4/11/12-4/13/12)

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Reading for The New Group of ELSEWHERE, by Robert Tenges, directed by Ian Morgan. (4/12/12)

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A Master Builder” -Academy Award winning director Jonathan Demme (Rachel Getting Married, Silence of the Lambs) directed Jeff in the film of Andre Gregory and Wallace Shawn’s THE MASTER BUILDER. Jeff plays Ragnar Brovik, the young architect.

Here’s a great link to a very nice article about it in The New York Times.

The cast includes: Andrew Gregory, Wallace Shawn, Julie Hagerty, Larry Pine, Lisa Joyce and Emily McDonnell. (3/12/12-4/6/12)

 

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Reading at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco of Sam Shepard’s play TRUE WEST with Andy Polk. (2/24/12)

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Closed reading of a new screenplay, SWIMMING POOL,  by Jessica Goldberg and Alexia Landeau. With Rosemary DeWitt, Stephen Belber and Sam Trammell. (2/15/12)

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Short film written and directed by Gregory Bonsignore called OR DIE. Starring many actors from the NBC comedy, OUTSOURCED: Parvesh Cheena, Rizwan Manji, Guru Singh, Bryan Callen, Timothy Simons, Sonal Shah, Sarayu Rao and Bryan Coffee. (2/13/12)

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Watch Lucy Liu give Jeff a traffic ticket on TNT’s SOUTHLAND. The episode is #4.7 “Fallout.” It was written by Etan Frankel and directed by Allison Anders. Check out the clip below. (1/13/12)