Jesse Griffith

Jesse Griffith Jesse Griffith is an actor/dancer/singer/writer based in Austin, Texas. A graduate of the (former) Performing Artist's Theatre Conservatory of Dallas, Griffith has performed in over 100 plays, musicals and ballets.




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LAST 30 DAYS

BWW Review: DRACULA at Zach TheatreBWW Review: DRACULA at Zach Theatre
Posted: Oct. 1, 2019


BWW Review: THE WAVERLY GALLERY at The Alchemy TheatreBWW Review: THE WAVERLY GALLERY at The Alchemy Theatre
Posted: Sep. 24, 2019


LAST 365 DAYS

BWW Review: DRACULA at Zach TheatreBWW Review: DRACULA at Zach Theatre
Posted: Oct. 1, 2019


BWW Review: SISTER ACT at The Rollins Theatre, Austin TexasBWW Review: SISTER ACT at The Rollins Theatre, Austin Texas
Posted: Jul. 29, 2019


BWW Review: THE THREE MUSKETEERS at Mary Moody Northen TheatreBWW Review: THE THREE MUSKETEERS at Mary Moody Northen Theatre
Posted: Feb. 20, 2019


BWW Review: MARY PAGE MARLOWE at The Alchemy TheatreBWW Review: MARY PAGE MARLOWE at The Alchemy Theatre
Posted: May. 14, 2019


BWW Review: THE BOOK CLUB PLAY at Different Stages, Santa Cruz TheatreBWW Review: THE BOOK CLUB PLAY at Different Stages, Santa Cruz Theatre
Posted: Mar. 27, 2019


BWW Review: OUR TOWN at The City Theatre AustinBWW Review: OUR TOWN at The City Theatre Austin
Posted: Feb. 20, 2019


BWW Review: LOVE NEVER DIES at Broadway In AustinBWW Review: LOVE NEVER DIES at Broadway In Austin
Posted: Nov. 30, 2018


BWW Review: DRACULA at Zach Theatre
October 1, 2019

I'm a complete sucker for a good horror story so I was very excited to review DRACULA. When I learned it was a slightly different take on the original I was concerned that it might be hard to follow or too long/too short, until I saw the name Steven Dietz. An outstanding playwright, Dietz's latest incarnation of the classic Dracula character is, well, outstanding.

BWW Review: THE WAVERLY GALLERY at The Alchemy Theatre
September 24, 2019

THE WAVERLY GALLERY is nestled in front of a small hotel in Greenwich Village on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. The proprietress, Gladys Green is a sweet, immaculate lady with a dazzling smile and a sunny, infectious demeanor. Widowed, and a retired attorney with too much energy to do nothing, Gladys found this small gallery near her home and has made it her own for these past 28 years.

BWW Review: SISTER ACT at The Rollins Theatre, Austin Texas
July 29, 2019

BWW Review: SISTER ACT sings, at The Rollins Theatre, Austin Texas

BWW Review: DEATH TAX at Hyde Park Theatre
July 8, 2019

BWW Review: Hyde Park Theatre kills again with DEATH TAX

BWW Review: MISS MURDER at Blunt Force Drama
June 25, 2019

Blunt Force Drama is excited to produce the Austin premier of this play first produced by Theater Vertigo (Portland, Oregon), directed here by Jayne Furlong.

BWW Review: OUTSIDE MULLINGAR at Reverie Theatre Company
June 17, 2019

BWW Review: Irish eyes are smiling at OUTSIDE MULLINGAR

BWW Review: DRY LAND at Capital T Theatre
June 10, 2019

Amy is a pregnant teen with no one to help her. She has a BFF (Reba), and yet she seeks help from high school swim team newcomer, Ester. Amy is too scared to trust anyone else, least of all an adult, and asks Ester to help her self-abort the pregnancy. A precarious situation, does Ester help Amy with such high stakes? It's a controversial topic to say the least and all politics and viewpoints aside, it's an all-too-common predicament in twenty-first century America.

BWW Review: MARY PAGE MARLOWE at The Alchemy Theatre
May 14, 2019

Welcome to The Alchemy Theatre, a new Austin venue presenting the regional premiere of Mary Page Marlowe from playwright Tracy Letts (August: Osage County) at the Mastrogeorge Theatre. Mary Page Marlowe showcases nineteen high-caliber artists who give us eleven glimpses, (in nonlinear order) into the life of one woman, and the results could not be more compelling.

BWW Review: THE CHILDREN at Trinity Street Playhouse
April 30, 2019

Where to start when reviewing the best play in town? Start with the beginning I suppose, and The Children begins with a gorgeous set courtesy of Michael Krauss and Carlo Lorenzo Garcia. It's a small cottage on the east coast of England and it has that perfect 'lived-in look'. It would be easy to create a passable set but this one is rich with details, depth and character. Add to that a terrific lighting design from Alison Lewis and sound design from Craig Brock and you have a three-dimensional environment worthy of a play of this caliber from playwright Lucy Kirkwood.

BWW Review: THE BOOK CLUB PLAY at Different Stages, Santa Cruz Theatre
March 27, 2019

For over 30 years DIFFERENT STAGES has been entertaining Austin audiences with carefully selected seasons of the finest of plays. Not to be outdone, multiple award-winning playwright Karen Zacarias' The Book Club Play provides us with a marvelous glimpse into what goes on in a typical American book club.

BWW Review: NANA'S NAUGHTY KNICKERS at Georgetown Playhouse
February 28, 2019

Before Bridget (Pam Taylor) goes off to law school in the fall, she decides to spend the summer with her favorite Nana, Sylvia (Susan McWilliams) in her rent-controlled New York apartment. Syliva's best friend Vera (Nikki Bora) is never far away and newly-appointed beat cop Tom (Jacob Maspero) drops in often to check up on Sylvia and now to flirt a bit with Bridget and constantly with Vera.

BWW Review: OUR TOWN at The City Theatre Austin
February 20, 2019

It's a bit embarrassing to admit that a life-long theatre junkie like me had never seen OUR TOWN until last Saturday night. I have read it and loved it of course; I am familiar with the plot, characters, etc, but had never actually experienced this American treasure and I am so glad and grateful I got to see this production. Austin Theatre lovers have a special affinity for The City Theatre I think because it's a 'neighborhood' theatre. Andy Berkovsky and company treat you like family and instead of dropping in for coffee, we drop in for some quality art time.

BWW Review: THE THREE MUSKETEERS at Mary Moody Northen Theatre
February 20, 2019

The Alexandre Dumas classic The Three Musketeers has been told, retold, produced and reimagined in countless ways in its 175-year history. This production is a marvelous retelling of the story from playwright Megan Monaghan Rivas with what I would term a gender-blend cast (versus gender-blind). It is a tight, witty and thoroughly entertaining revisit of this timeless tale.

BWW Review: HEARTLAND at The Vortex Theatre
January 22, 2019

Unfolding before us in flashback mode, HEARTLAND delves into a 'West meets East meets West' tale that explores the differences and similarities between two very different cultures that fuse into one coherent story. We are reminded throughout the play of how alike human beings are and just how quickly, easily, and dangerously the simplest of misunderstandings can escalate and create dire, life-long consequences.

BWW Review: PARADISE at Austin Playhouse
January 17, 2019

Paradise perfection!Welcome to Paradise! 'A town of sinners and saints', brought to you by Austin Playhouse courtesy of Frost Entertainment. Originally produced by Ruskin Group Theatre Co of Los Angeles and now on tour, this gem is currently in Austin and what a delightful treat it is! With an incredible book, music, and lyrics from Bill Robertson, Tom Sage, and Cliff Wagner, this show has it all. Add to that a stellar cast and a terrific set and what more does one need?

BWW Review: A TUNA CHRISTMAS at The City Theatre
December 26, 2018

Welcome to Tuna, third - smallest town in the great state of Texas. I have been in love with it since my first visit in 1984 and it always feels like a return to the folks of my native Texan childhood. Never been to Tuna, Texas? Well I'm sorry and bless your heart, but fret not, even Yankees and foreigners enjoy visiting the fine residents of Tuna, Texas, especially at Christmas.

BWW Review: THE SANTALAND DIARIES at Zach Scott Theatre
December 11, 2018

I was eager to finally experience The Santaland Diaries this year at Zach Theatre's intimate Whisenhunt Theatre, a perfect venue for this classic one-man show. I had heard David Sedaris deliver the story on NPR and I've read it a time or two over the years, but somehow never caught a production until this past Saturday night.

BWW Review: LOVE NEVER DIES at Broadway In Austin
November 30, 2018

I was only vaguely aware of the plot of this sequel to the Phantom of the Opera and was a bit surprised to find no synopsis in the program. However, no synopsis was needed to follow the plot and I prefer not to know too much (or to reveal spoilers). All I knew was that some time has passed since the last story (10 years), Christine and Raoul venture to America to further her career and that the Phantom has something to do with how it all transpired.

BWW Review: CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF at Austin Shakespeare
November 22, 2018

Within the gorgeous Rollins Theatre in a 1950s plantation-bedroom set we are transported into the mind's eye of the genius that is Tennessee Williams. All of the supporting elements are here - an elaborate but not overbearing set, great lighting, sound, and props, beautiful costumes, wigs and make-up, nothing omitted, nothing overlooked.

BWW Review: DOUBT: A Parable at City Theatre Austin
November 13, 2018

It has been said many times that the difference between an adequate play and a truly great play is that great plays force one to think. They stay with you, you are compelled to discuss them with your play-going companions, you reflect upon them. While DOUBT: A Parable certainly made this reviewer think - a day later and struggling to adequately review it, it continues to haunt me.



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