Oded Gross is hysterical. And, a really talented guy – he writes plays and songs and he acts and sings. And, he’s married, and a dad and I’ve known him for, what? 15 years now? I love him. Anyway, I’m delighted that Oded will perform for us this Sunday for THE UNKNOWN – I think he’s going to do a song? Maybe? As with nearly all the other artists and performers on Sunday, I don’t really know what he’s doing. But, you’ll enjoy it.
Here’s his bio:
Oded Gross is a playwright from Brooklyn, New York. His plays have been produced throughout the United States and abroad, most notably at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, The Great Lakes Theater, The Theatre at Boston Court and The Moscow Art Theatre in Moscow, Russia. His adaptations include Moliere’s The Imaginary Invalid, Goldoni’s The Servant of Two Masters and Gogol’s The Government Inspector (aka The Inspector General), for which he also wrote the music. His original play Heart Attack With A Knife, a murder mystery farce, was produced at Northern Kentucky University’s prestigious Y.E.S. Festival. Tragedy, a full length Commedia that satirizes Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex, played at Charleston, South Carolina’s famed Piccolo Spoleto Festival before touring at universities around the country. His latest play, Dantino’s, an original Commedia Dell’Arte that tackles the controversial issue of gay marriage was developed at Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s Black Swan Lab. His adaptations, as well as his original productions have garnered numerous Critics Picks and nominations including Best Adaptation by LA Weekly, Backstage West and LA Stage Times for The Government Inspector and LA Weekly’s Critics “Pick Of The Week” for Tragedy. He received his degree in drama from Brandeis University. He is a proud member of the Dramatist Guild and an even prouder husband and father of two beautiful children.