ABOUT EAST 14th: Hot from theatres in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco, the award winning one-man play, "East 14th - True Tales of a Reluctant Player," makes its Oakland debut Friday, February 19, 2010, and runs through, Saturday, February 27th for four (4) shows at Laney College Theater.
Actor, comedian and playwright Don Reed, an Oakland native, excitedly returns to the streets that inspired his coming of age story - that became a 2008 NAACP Double Nominee for Best Actor and Best Playwright and East Bay Express' Top Ten Plays for 2009.
ABOUT DON REED:
In Los Angeles throughout the week, Reed serves as the host comedian for the new nightly Jay Leno Show before he heads to the East Bay for his weekend shows. Reed has performed, written and directed for film, television and theatre to great acclaim. He was recently seen in "Bee Movie Shorts" starring Jerry Seinfeld. Reed has performed all over the country and opened for Tony Award winner Tommy Tune, the late Luther Vandross, TV series Girlfriends and more. You may have heard his voice on "Spiderman," "The Flintstones," "Johnny Quest," "ER," "Frasier," "Golden Globes," and "Saturday Night Live." He has written/produced/directed short films for HBO/Russell Simmons/Stan Lathan/Brillstein-Grey and developed screenplays with Spike Lee's 40 Acres and Mule Filmworks and Maverick Films. He has an upcoming starring role in the independent feature, "Go West." Additionally, Reed is the CEO/President of Reediculous Media having created movie trailers, television promos, game and commercial spots for "Get Smart," "Blades of Glory," "The Illusionist," Tyler Perry's "Why Did I Get Married?," "Will & Grace," "Sex and the City," "Family Guy," "Chappelle's Show," "The Game," "Rescue Me," "The Shield" and "Law & Order."