March 9 comedy monologue at People’s Improv Theater

I’ve been working on a solo show I plan to take to Edinburgh Fringe in summer 2018. While I had a rough draft written, I wanted something to help me start whipping it into performance shape. Enter Peter Michael Marino’s class Flying Solo at the PIT-NYC. Peter has a pretty amazing understanding of both solo performance and comedy – his work has included several shows he’s taken to Edinburgh and beyond, as well as a musical that opened in the West End – and it’s been a terrific experience working with him. I’ve made a living as a writer for a long time, but it always amazes me how much more I have to learn. Peter is a great teacher. My writing has changed.

Our class show is this Thursday at 8:30 (tickets available here) and I’ll be premiering my first theatrical monologue.

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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.