Photo Flash: First Look at Oded Yosef Kassirer in THE BOOK OF ODED: CHAPTER 2
Alef Productions is thrilled to present a Workshop production of a World Premiere play, THE BOOK OF ODED: CHAPTER 2, written and performed by Oded Yosef Kassirer and directed by Sammie Wayne, IV. THE BOOK OF ODED: CHAPTER 2 will workshop for six performances only - tomorrow, Friday, May 16; Saturday, May 17; Friday May 23; Saturday, May 24; Friday, May 30 and Saturday, May 31 at 8pm at the Two Roads Theatre, 4348 Tujunga Blvd. Avenue in Studio City. Below, BroadwayWorld has a first look at Kassirer in action!
In this inspiring true story, Oded Yosef Kassirer journeys from the deserts of Israel and the Israeli military to the tree-lined suburbs of Los Angeles. On his way, he deals with coming out, relationships, his family and friends, his inner-demons, and finding love in the most unlikely of places. Join us on this journey as Oded faces love, mortality and acceptance, just like the rest of us, in a tour-de-force performance that is both riveting and emotionally-charged. Because no matter who you are, or where you come from, we all deserve a Chapter 2.
ODED KASSIRER (Playwright/Performer) was born and raised in Tel Aviv, Israel. After graduating from Art College where he mastered in video production and editing, he moved to Los Angeles to start a 16 year career as an animator. In the last 6 years he worked with Image Movers Digital, owned by Robert Zemeckis, on motion-capture movies such as "Polar Express" and "Beowulf". 2010 was the year of the "Change" when the pursuit of creativity led Oded, at first, to Second City and from there to LifeBook acting academy. In the short time he has been acting Oded has appeared in many roles in movies, music videos, national commercials, stage plays, as well as appearances on Jimmy Kimmel Live and the Eric Andre Show.
SAMMIE WAYNE, 1V (Director) is an award winning Actor and Lighting Designer. He is also a Stage Manager and Director. Since 2010, he has garnered five NAACP Theatre Awards, two for acting and three for lighting design. In 2009, he received Best Supporting Actor for "One Woman Two Lives", directed by Denise Dowse. In 2013, he received his second Best Supporting Actor for Ana Lucasta, directed by Ben Guillory. He received Best Lighting Design for Loretta Devine's "Pieces of Me", Vicki Lynn Reynolds, "Hattie:What I Need You To Know" and Celeste Bedford Walker's "Camp Logan in 2011,2012,2013, respectively. He directed several episodes of America's Next Top Model Cycle 20. He has a B.S in Computer Science, from DePaul University. Before his career in entertainment, Sammie was a Computer Programmer and Software Engineer for General Motors and Northrop Grumman.
THE BOOK OF ODED: CHAPTER 2 will workshop for six performances only - Friday, May 16; Saturday, May 17;Friday May 23; Saturday, May 24; Friday, May 30 and Saturday, May 31 at 8pm at the Two Roads Theatre, 4348 Tujunga Blvd. Avenue in Studio City. For tickets, visit www.thebookofoded.com or call 323-743-8877. Ticket prices are $10 for all performances.