Don Reed digs deeper into the details of his process

Hilarious and heartfelt answers to audience questions. Don touches on being vulnerable, his current projects, and trusting your story.

About the speaker

Don Reed (NBC, NPR, CBS) was the 2016 Snap Judgment Performer of the Year for trans-tale “I Miss Toni” and winner of the 2016 TBA: Theater Bay Area Award for Outstanding Solo Play. He has one of the lead roles in a workplace comedy co-financed by and guest recurring Lin Manuel Miranda of HAMILTON

A San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Nominee and NAACP Triple Nominee for Best Actor & Best Playwright, Don has performed, written and directed for film, television and theater. His work on an HBO Robert Townsend Partners and Crime Special of up-and-coming comedians years ago caught the attention of some major Hollywood players and led to many recurring and guest starring roles on television. You may have heard his voice on: Spiderman, Johnny Quest, Bob’s Burgers produced Huck, Etc, The Voice, Law & Order, Saturday Night Live or most recently on CBS 2 Broke Girls as Nancy the Cat giving birth and having catgasms. Don has written, directed, produced and starred in the HBO Short Films – Lucky: The Irish Pimp and Pookie Watson: Hood Detective. He has written and starred in work for Oprah Winfrey’s OWN and developed screenplays for Spike Lee’s 40 Acres and a Mule. Reed was the opening act/warm-up comedian for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno for over 1,000 episodes.” He is a board member of the thriving 51Oakland foundation keeping music and the arts alive in Oakland Public Schools.

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