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Rollin Jewett

 
Bio:
Rollin Jewett (aka Rollin Jarrett) is an American actor, screenwriter and playwright. Jewett's career began in South Florida, where he was a successful stage and commercial actor and print model. After high school, he attended Florida State University where he was a Theatre major. Classmate and ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Rollin Jewett (aka Rollin Jarrett) is an American actor, screenwriter and playwright. Jewett's career began in South Florida, where he was a successful stage and commercial actor and print model. After high school, he attended Florida State University where he was a Theatre major. Classmate and ... (read complete bio)
 

 

Rollin Jewett Biography

Rollin Jewett (aka Rollin Jarrett) is an American actor, screenwriter and playwright. Jewett's career began in South Florida, where he was a successful stage and commercial actor and print model. After high school, he attended Florida State University where he was a Theatre major. Classmate and friend Alan Ball cast Jarrett in his original play, "Dickinson Hall", which premiered at the university in 1980. After college, Jarrett returned to Miami and began auditioning for plays, films, commercials and print work.His first feature film role was in the teen comedy "Summer Job", where he played an effete hairdresser. Next came minor roles in such films as The Bodyguard with Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston as well as Miami Vice and Unsolved Mysteries. Jarrett also hosted several nationally syndicated television shows, such as "Flight," "American Automotive," and "Better Farming" for SportsChannel America, as well as an exercise video with world championship boxer Alexis Arguello called "Boxercise." In 1992, Jarrett journeyed to Los Angeles and turned his attention to screenwriting. His original screenplay Laws of Deception was made into a film in 1997 and starred C. Thomas Howell, James Russo and Brian Austin Green and was directed by Joey Travolta, brother of John Travolta. Jarrett had a small role in this film as Mr. Farina, a corrupt businessman. Another original script entitled American Vampire was produced and starred Carmen Electra, Sydney Lassick, and Adam West. It was Carmen Electra's first feature. In 2004, Jarrett was commissioned by Scott Reeves and Aaron Benward, the popular country music duo known as Blue County, to write a script in which they were to costar as brothers in a fictional place called Blue County. As the duo's music became more popular, the film was postponed and Benward and Reeves used the name for their band. In September 2015, Jarrett's comedic play "A Blind Date" was performed by Cary Playwright's Forum at SPARKcon, a yearly interdisciplinary creativity, art & design festival in downtown Raleigh, NC. In 2016, Jarrett's play "Our Little Secret" was an award winner in the Helen Jean Play Contest and a semifinalist in the LaBute New Play Festival. Later in 2016, his play "Teddy Tells All" was also an award winner in the Helen Jean Play Contest. In March 2017, his play "A Blind Date" was broadcast nationally on National Public Radio and performed by Shoestring Radio Theatre. In May 2017, his short comedy "Help Me Get Over You" was also performed on National Public Radio by Shoestring Radio Theatre. Jarrett's refugee drama "Buzzkill" was a finalist in the Birdhouse Theatre's 2017 Edgefest and first place winner in Detroit's Renegade Theatre Festival. In July 2017, his play "Help Me Get Over You" debuted at the first annual East End Fringe Festival in Riverhead, New York. In November 2017, his play "A Blind Date" premiered Off-Off Broadway at the Producer's Club, produced by Love Creek Productions. His play "Help Me Get Over You" was a finalist in the 2018 Downtown Urban Arts Festival (DUAF). In 2019, his play "Buzzkill" was runner up in the Downtown Urban Arts Festival for Best short play. His most recent play, "The Prize" debuted at the 2019 Edgefest at the Birdhouse Theatre and then went on to be produced at Sonorous Road Theatre in Raleigh, NC. Most recently, his play "Blind Date" is a Finalist in the 2020 Downtown Urban Arts Festival and his play "Our Little Secret" will be seen at The Headgate Theatre in Colchester, England in early 2020. Some of his plays are published by Lazy Bee Scripts and can also be found on The New Play Exchange.




Rollin Jewett News

DUAF Selects Playwrights For 20th Anniversary Season Photo DUAF Selects Playwrights For 20th Anniversary Season
by Stephi Wild - Mar 3, 2022

The Downtown Urban Arts Festival (DUAF) has selected the playwrights who will present their theatrical works at its 20th Anniversary season to be held in June 2022 in New York City.

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by A.A. Cristi - Sep 23, 2021

DOWNTOWN URBAN ARTS FESTIVAL is Offering Free Tickets To Vaccinated Patrons This Mont Photo DOWNTOWN URBAN ARTS FESTIVAL is Offering Free Tickets To Vaccinated Patrons This Month
by Stephi Wild - Jun 4, 2021

The Downtown Urban Arts Festival (Reg E. Gaines, artistic director; Creative Ammo Inc., producer) today announced its 19th year of new works for the stage by 16 playwrights at the Abron Arts Center (466 Grand Street, New York City) from Thursday, June 10 through Saturday, June 26, 2021. For the first time, theatre tickets will be free of charge.

Rollin Jewett's THE BIG DREAM to be Presented at The Downtown Urban Arts Festival Photo Rollin Jewett's THE BIG DREAM to be Presented at The Downtown Urban Arts Festival
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 1, 2021

The Downtown Urban Arts Festival will enter The Twilight Zone with the premiere of genre play- and screenwriter, Rollin Jewett's latest play, THE BIG DREAM, JUNE 23 @ 7:00 p.m. at the Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand St, NYC.

Downtown Urban Arts Festival Announces 19th Season Finalist Photo Downtown Urban Arts Festival Announces 19th Season Finalist
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 11, 2021

The Downtown Urban Arts Festival is planning a return to the stage in spiring/summer 2021 for its much anticipated 19th Annual season with Tony-nominee Reg E. Gaines back as its Artistic Director.

Downtown Urban Arts Festival Announces 2020 Finalists Photo Downtown Urban Arts Festival Announces 2020 Finalists
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 19, 2019

In Spring/Summer 2020, the Downtown Urban Arts Festival (DUAF) will return for its 18th annual season with Reg E. Gaines, Tony-nominated for Bring in da Noise Bring in da Funk, back as its Artistic Director. After his evaluation of scripts from a new crop of emerging playwrights from around the world, DUAF is has announced its 2020 finalists.

RIDIN' SHOTGUN Wins Top Honor At 2019 DUAF Photo RIDIN' SHOTGUN Wins Top Honor At 2019 DUAF
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 23, 2019

Ridin' Shotgun, written by Juan Ramirez, Jr., won BEST PLAY at the 17th Annual Season of THEATER at the Downtown Urban Arts Festival (DUAF).

Downtown Urban Arts Festival Announces 2019 Artist Line-Up Photo Downtown Urban Arts Festival Announces 2019 Artist Line-Up
by Julie Musbach - Mar 18, 2019

The Downtown Urban Arts Festival today announced its 2019 artist line-up for the 17th annual multi-disciplinary arts festival showcasing music, poetry, live theater and film. The five-week Downtown Urban Arts Festival performs April 11-May 18 at Joe's Pub, Nuyorican Poets Cafe, The Wild Project and Tribeca Film Center, respectively.

Downtown Urban Arts Festival Announces Finalists For 2019 Season Photo Downtown Urban Arts Festival Announces Finalists For 2019 Season
by Stephi Wild - Nov 30, 2018

In Spring 2019, the Downtown Urban Arts Festival (DUAF) will return for its much-anticipated 17th annual season. Reg E. Gaines, Tony-nominated for Bring in da Noise Bring in da Funk, is back as the Artistic Director of the festival. After his evaluation of scripts that were received from across the U.S., the following writers and their plays were selected as the finalists for the 2019 season.

BoxFest Detroit Announces 2018 Festival Schedule Photo BoxFest Detroit Announces 2018 Festival Schedule
by Julie Musbach - Aug 7, 2018

BoxFest Detroit, an annual theatre festival that showcases and creates opportunities for female-identifying directors, has announced the schedule for its 2018 festival. BoxFest Detroit 2018 runs Friday evenings and Saturday afternoons and evenings, August 17 - 25, at Planet Ant Theatre.