A thank you note from a mother for Here Lies Joe

As a performing artist your greatest hope is that you will reach your audience in a meaningful way, sharing something with them about what it’s like to be human and trying to find our way through life. This note was passed along to Here Lies Joe’s director Mark Battle at the Draft Film Festival last week. As Mark said, “This is better than any award could ever be.”

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Voice of Authority delivers a good helping of comedy and masterful solo performance. An entertaining and thought-provoking show. – Fringe Review UK

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About Dean

Dean is an actor, writer, and creative director based in NYC and the Hudson Valley. His solo show, Voice of Authority, will be at the Phoenicia Playhouse, July 5, at 59E59 Theaters, July 17-21, and at Edinburgh Fringe, Aug 2-24, in 2019.

He has appeared on the stage at Carnegie Hall (Mr. Richard in Fannie Lou the Musical), as well as designed installations there for VDAY through his company, Drake Creative Collaborative.

He also serves as board president for The Art Effect, a nonprofit where youth learn to explore, experience, and excel in the arts and arts-related fields.