Show Creator, Jeffrey Jackson Appears for Q&A Following FRANKENSTEIN - A NEW MUSICAL in Hollywood
In this stage adaptation of Frankenstein, authors Mark Baron, Jeffrey Jackson, and Gary P. Cohen have sought to create a work that was uniquely faithful to Shelley's original novel while offering a bold, new experience for modern theater audiences. To do so, they have broken with many of the conventions of musical theater to re-imagine the classic allegory as a "memory play" in which time and space are fluid, and in which people and places come instantly alive in the mind of the story's protagonist, Victor Frankenstein--and vanish just as quickly. The result is a thrilling "mindscape" that brings the timeless myth of Frankenstein to life as never before.
Jeffrey Jackson, librettist and writer, will be in the audience for the Saturday, October 15th, 8 pm performance and the audience that night will be invited to stay after the show for a special stage-talk with the author and cast.
Frankenstein - A New Musical is presented by Art-In-Relation, a member of the LA Stage Alliance, from October 7th to the 30th for 19 performances at the Flight Theater (Hollywood Complex) 6476 Santa Monica Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90038. Tickets can be purchased from 323-320-2898.
Capturing the loneliness of the monster, the battle between father and son. and the ethos of Gothic Romanticism. A musical. An exploration of desire, obsession and ambition run rampant, Frankenstein, A New Musical makes its Los Angeles debut at the Flight Theater at the Complex.
"There is love in me the likes of which you've never seen. There is rage in me the likes of which should never escape. If I am not satisfied int he one, I will indulge the other." --Shelley
Jeffrey Jackson is an artist whose talents and achievements traverse a wide spectrum of the arts. He began his professional career at a very young age in the world of advertising, where he founded his own agency and went on to write and direct award-winning television commercials and video programs for nationally-known clients such as Sony, Western Union, and Merck. He successfully parlayed that experience into the world of the performing arts-first in film and then in the theater. He wrote, directed, and performed in an acclaimed short film, Our First Fight, which has toured film festivals around the world. His feature-length screenplay, White Collared, won the Best Screenplay award at the Santa Barbara Film Festival and was acquired by a Sundance-winning film producer. He is currently in post-production on a hybrid movie/online game experience entitled Daemon 9, which he wrote and recently directed in Los Angeles.
For the stage, his first work was creating book and lyrics for a faithful musical adaptation of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, which ran off-Broadway in late 2007 and starred Tony nominee Hunter Foster. The Associate Press praised it for "bringing the classic tale thrillingly to life." Gannett Newspapers called it "Dark but consistently engaging," and Bloomberg radio hailed it as "Riveting!" and "Totally exciting!" The original cast album was released on Ghostlight Records and the play has been published by Playscripts through which it is currently enjoying ongoing stock and amateur-licensed productions around the world. His second play, Two Point Oh made its off-Broadway New York debut in late 2013 at 59E59 Theaters, where the New York Times made it a "Critic's Pick" while lauding it as "smart, provocative and funny." The play was a finalist for the coveted Stanley Drama Award, winner of the Wilde Award for Best New Play and was listed by Culturequake as one of the year's 10 best off-Broadway plays.
Jeff is a member of both Actors Equity and the Dramatists Guild of America.
You can meet Jeff at Frankenstein - A New Musical in Hollywood on October 15th! Learn more at http://artinrelation.com