Entries in David E. Tolchinsky (14)


Introducing James Dean Palmer

Introducing James Dean Palmer, who will be the assistant director for the NY production of my play, An Attempt to Heal in the Contemporary World. Tickets on sale starting September 1.  Dan SilversteinJessy LynnKelley SenerGreg Peace http://davidetolchinsky.com/an-attempt-to-heal/. #fringenyc 

James is a New York based director and educator. In 2010 he was awarded a Joseph Jefferson award for Best Direction of The Love of the Nightingale. He has worked with Steppenwolf Theatre, Roundabout Theatre, The Goodman Theatre, Victory Gardens Theatre, American Theater Company, The Texas Shakespeare Festival, Asolo Rep, NYU, Fordham, Chautauqua Theatre, and Chicago Dramatists, among others. For nine seasons he served as the Artistic Director of Chicago’s Red Tape Theatre. He was the assistant to the Artistic Director at Steppenwolf Theatre and served on the Board of Directors at the League of Chicago Theaters. James has recieved fellowships from the Drama League, SDCF, Chautauqua Theatre Company and is a Peter Kaplan Fellow. He holds an MFA in Directing from Brown University and is a full member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers union. James teaches Acting and Voice and Speech at the Professional Performing Arts School in midtown Manhattan. He has taught directing at Playwrights Horizons and acting at Trinity Repertory Company's Young Adult Summer Institute as well as teaching Viewpoints and Suzuki at Red Tape Theatre in Chicago.



Great Production of my play Where's the Rest of Me?

at the Road Theatre as part of The Road's Summer Playwrights Festival.  Here's a picture of me, the director, and my cast and the director of the festival after the performance. Thanks to Tim Craig for the picture. #spf9

More info about the play:  http://davidetolchinsky.com/wheres-the-rest-of-me/


Introducing the Cast of Where's The Rest of Me? 

Now fully cast -- August 4, 2018, The Road Theatre, Los Angeles, as part of The Road Theatre's Summer Playwrights Festival 9. Written by Dave TolchinskyWhere's The Rest of Me? will be directed by Ryan McRee, with Robert Beddall as Dave, John Gowans as Marshall, Albie Selznick as Spalding, and Emily Jerez as all other characters. More info at http://www.roadtheatre.org. #spf9

 the logline:

A screenwriter wrestles with his relationship to Spalding Gray, his psychiatrist father and the classic movie, King’s Row.  A dark and funny journey through movies, monologues and mental illness. 

Here’s more info/history about the play –  



Pics at the Reception for the 2018 Graduating MFAs

With playwrights Thomas Bradshaw and Brett Neveu. Pics by Joe Mazza/bravelux.com




Talk at Claremont-McKenna April 2

on "The Politics of Movie/TV Endings"-- fun to do, well attended, and great questions from the audience.