Not Zumba – Zoomba!
April 30th, 2020 @ 12 noon PST
Rewatch on YouTube HERE
Don Reed will share ways he’s adapted directing for the stage onto the medium of Zoom. You can use it for performance, but it can also be utilized for meetings, storytelling to friends, grandkids, loved ones, and complete strangers.
Don Reed, (NBC/Snap Judgment/CBS) was the 2016 Theatre Bay Area – WINNER – for Outstanding Solo Production “East 14th” (extended 22 times) and most recently Co-Produced filmmaker Robert Townsend’s solo hit “Living the Shuffle” (2019/2020).
A San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Nominee, NAACP Theatre Award Triple Nominee for Best Actor & Best Playwright, Don is also a Triple Nominee for Theatre Bay Area Outstanding Solo Production across his 7 one-man shows. Reed has traveled virtually every weekend since April 2009 from LA to perform live in the San Francisco Bay Area and nationally, A full summer 2008 Off-Broadway garnered approval from The New Yorker, New York Times, and Harlem News.
He has played one of the lead roles in the Amazon Prime comedy series Bartlett which is co-financed and recurring role stars Lin Manuel Miranda creator of the Broadway smash “HAMILTON.” Don has performed, written and directed for film, television, and especially theater. A memorable performance on Robert 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. Additionally, Don wrote, directed, produced and starred in short films for HBO’s Def Jam. He has produced, written, cast, voiced, and directed hundreds of entertainment advertising spots. Everything from Saturday Night Live to Law & Order, Will & Grace to the Academy Awards. Reed was the opening act/warm-up comedian for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno live audience for over 1,000 episodes.
He shared an excerpted story from the aforementioned “East 14th” – on NPR/WYNC’s nationally touring “Snap Judgment” so compelling that it was woven into the Master of Fine Arts Creative Writing curriculum at American University in D.C.