The art of temporary expertise

In my other life as a creative director (link to my other life») I often have to become a temporary expert in someone else’s field, their nonprofit, their business. I’ve delved into an enormous array of subjects, ranging from writing simplified explanations of ETFs for Morgan Stanley (so their customers can understand what the heck they are) to writing playful descriptions of spa treatments for Marlene Weber in Poughkeepsie, NY.

Sometimes you do that as an actor also. Industrials. So yes, today I am a renowned expert on web conference set up, management, and etiquette. At least until we wrap.

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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.