Dear Republicans, Your Boyfriend’s a Jerk (from JTMblog)

Dear Republicans,

I really hate to tell you this but your boyfriend, Donald Trump, is a jerk, and you need to break up with him. I know he seemingly showed up out of nowhere riding a white escalator, telling you everything you want to hear, promising to take you away from all your troubles. I know he’s rich and has a sweet ride. But here’s the truth. He’s not a very good boyfriend…

More at JTMblog

A Mass Email to College Theatre Departments

HI

My name is Jason Thomas Mayfield. I’m a comedian, actor, and writer living in New York City, and I regularly teach and perform all over the US.

Right now I’m working on a book based off a very popular acting master class I’ve been teaching for the past 5 years called “Your [Naked] Body as Costume.” Mostly I’ve been teaching through the Educational Theatre Association (www.SchoolTheatre.org) as a guest artist at their many state thespian festivals, including the International Thespian Festival, and their National Conference for teacher training.

“Jason is one of our most requested guest artists”
-Dianne Carr, Director of Chapters and Communities
Educational Theatre Association

I’m writing because this school year the EdTA has me flying out to a city near your campus, and I would love to bring “Your [Naked] Body as a Costume” as an acting master class to your department. I understand budgets can be tight, which is why I bring this up, but since I’ll already be in the area you won’t have to worry about travel costs.

“Jason was a great hit with his workshops and wonderful to work with. I’m hoping to bring him back this year”
-Martha Louden, West Virginia Thespians Chapter Director

 

ABOUT THE MASTER CLASS

Your [Naked] Body as a Costume” is a hands on, highly interactive workshop about the powerful and intimate link between our physicality and our emotions. Why do we drop our heads when we’re depressed? How did the iconic “model walk” come about, and why does it look so damn confident? Why is it that we can recognize a friend from a distance just by the way they walk before they’re even close enough to see their face? Part acting class, part psychology experiment, we play with manipulating emotions with just our physicality and vice versa, all the while learning how each character we play on stage and each person we encounter in real life walks, stands, gestures, and carries themselves differently, and what that says about who they are as an individual.

 

ABOUT JASON THOMAS MAYFIELD

Jason Thomas Mayfield is a comedian, actor, and storyteller living in Brooklyn. “Your [Naked] Body as a Costume” is a culmination of all he’s learned from separate degrees from different colleges in Theatre and Modern Dance, and his long and varied performance career including musical theatre in Dallas, TX; modern dance in Prague, Cz; Children’s Theatre in Charlotte, NC; working with a magician in Baltimore, MD; a residency in Nagaoka, Jp; and a nation-wide tour with his hilarious and moving one-man-show “Everybody Lied to Me.” He performs and teaches all over the country. For more visit www.JasonThomasMayfield.com. Jason was also vice president of his high school thespian troupe.

Below are the dates and cities I’ll be in over this academic year. I’m am of course available and interested in any and all dates you’d like to bring me out, but the closer to one of these weekends I’ll already be in your area, the more of a discount I’ll be able to offer.

 

Phoenix, AZ- Nov 18-19

Dallas, TX- Dec 1-3

St. Louis, MO- Jan 12-14

Birmingham, AL- Jan 20-21

Blacksburg, VA- Feb 3-5

Columbus, GA- Feb 9-11

Salem, OR- April 6-8

 

“I took the ‘Naked Body’ workshop at the International Thespian Festival last year, and it was an amazing experience!”
-John Bryant
Student, Western Oregon University

“It helped me as a person and an aspiring actress.”
-Alexis McCourt
Student, Troy Buchannan High School; Troy, MO

I look forward to hearing from you and coming out to your campus soon!

-Jason-

about Doctor Spectacular LIVE!

The Modern Adventures of Doctor Spectacular
A LIVE Radio Play

Coming Soon to The Annoyance Theatre!

I’m super stoked about this.  Doctor Spectacular is a project I started many years ago, long before the days of Doormen. The Award Winning Webseries.. It went through several versions in its inception. Originally I wanted it to be a webseries, but I loved the characters too much to limit them to an <5min format.  So we wrote what we wanted to decided to figure out the next step later.  The result was something amazing, but entirely unproducable.  We have 10, 10min episodes that tell the story of Doctor Spectacular.  Both as stand alone episodes, but also they tell the greater story of their relationship throughout the 10 episodes.  And then we were stuck.  It was too big and too expensive to film on my own.  We thought about animating it. And while I have a couple friends in the animation world, it was too still too big/ and too expensive to have done as a favor.  So we were stuck.  We had this great work, but without some generous backer there was no way it was going to be produced.

Enter the Radio Play.

Imagine a live production of a radio show, on stage with 6 actors voicing over 70+ bizarre characters in a superhero/villain filled universe, a live foley artist creating all the sounds, and a sarcastic narrator, who’s a little over the whole thing.

Of course I’m hoping some big shot producer (IFC, SyFy, Cartoon Neworkork, I’m looking at you guys) finds themselves in the audience and wants to make this happen for real, but until then we’ll have fun being idiots on stage!

The Modern Adventures of Doctor Spectacular: A LIVE Radio Play!
Doctor Spectacular is an evil supervillain, but due to a downturn in the economy the bank foreclosed on his underground volcano lair, and he was forced to take a temp job in an office mailroom in order to get by. Join Doctor Spectacular, Andrew the Zookeeper, and a cast of over 70+ characters in a live Radio Play as Spectacular faces his great nemesis yet… real life…

Previews on Sunday March 6th and March 13th at The Annoyance Theatre as a part of their Triple Feature
$5

More Details on the Preview on facebook here: FACEBOOK

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