East 14th

“A graceful genial performer… It’s hard not to love 1970’s funk and soul and Don Reed.”
– New York Times

“Hilarious.  Energetic… Enchanting… An irresistible presence… an underground hit!”
– San Francisco Chronicle

February 21st & 22nd
Fridays @ 8pm | Saturdays @ 8:30pm

Written, Performed, Produced & Directed by Don Reed
Original Music by Don Reed & Jon Harrison Taylor
Sound/Lightboard Operator: Alexa Almira & Aaron Aguilar

95 minutes
For ages 17+

NAACP Double Nominee – Best Actor Best Playwright
2016 TBA: Theater Bay Area
Award Winner for Outstanding Solo Play

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Show Description

Back in 1970’s Oakland, his stepfather forced him to be a straight-A, God-fearing church boy – but he wanted to be just like his dear old Dad. Too bad he didn’t know dear old Dad was a pimp.

Artist Biography

Don Reed, (HBO/Snap Judgment/CBS) was the 2016 Theatre Bay Area – WINNER – for Outstanding Solo Production East 14th and is currently Co-Producing filmmaker Robert Townsend‘s solo hit Living the Shuffle. A San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Nominee and NAACP Triple Nominee for Best Actor & Best Playwright, he is presently playing one of the lead roles in the Amazon Prime comedy series Bartlett which is co-financed and stars Lin Manuel Miranda (creator of the Broadway smash HAMILTON) in a recurring role.

Don has performed, written and directed for film, television and theater. A memorable performance on Townsend’s HBO Partners and Crime Special of up-and-coming comedians years ago caught the attention of some Hollywood guns and led to many recurring and guest-starring roles. You may have heard his voice on Spiderman, Johnny Quest, SNL and most recently as the voice of the cat on 2 Broke Girls. Additionally, Don has written, directed, produced and starred in short films for HBO’s Def Jam. He has written and starred in work for Oprah Winfrey’s OWN and can be seen in the Netflix feature film Unleashed alongside stars from Showtime’s Shameless. Reed was the opening act/warm-up comedian for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno for over 1,000 episodes, and recently shared an excerpt story from the aforementioned East 14th – on NPR/WYNC’s Snap Judgment so compelling that it was woven into the graduate writing curriculum at American University in D.C.  See it here…“I Miss Toni” 

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