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October, 2016 T.G.I.M. celebrity judge, Florida Rep actor Jason Parrish


jason-parrish-01Joining “Diva Diaries” Stephanie Davis and filmmaker John Scoular as a judge at next Monday’s T.G.I.M. screenings will be professional actor, director, singer and arts administrator Jason Parrish.

Now in his 12th season as an ensemble member and resident artist with Florida Repertory Theatre, jason-parrish-02Jason Parrish is and serves as the company’s Associate Director. With Florida Rep, Parrish was seen most recently in the regional theatre premiere of Mark Shanahan’s adaptation of Georges Feydeau’s The Dingdong. Other acting credits include Twelve Angry Men, Dividing the Estate, Around the World in 80 Days, Clybourne Park, The Hound of the Baskervilles, 2014’s jason-parrish-05nationally acclaimed production of Arsenic and Old Lace, Miracle on South Division Street, Ken Ludwig’s Lend Me a Tenor, Noises Off, The Big Bang, and David Sedaris’ The Santaland Diaries for six consecutive seasons. A member of Actors’ Equity Association, Parrish also serves at the literary manager and artistic director of Florida Rep’s annual PlayLab Festival of new works and emerging voices.

jason-parrish-03With Florida Rep, Parrish’s directing credits include A Christmas Story, The Fantasticks, Tru, [title of show] and The Shape of Things, as well as the world premiere of Journey to Oz, A Year with Frog and Toad, How I Became a Pirate, Schoolhouse Rock Live!, The Mischief Makers and The New Kid with Florida Rep’s Children’s Theatre jason-parrish-06Series. Other directing credits include Avenue Q with Ocean State Theatre Company, It Runs in the Family with the Strauss Theatre on Sanibel Island and the regional premiere of Forbidden Broadway with Prather Entertainment. His acting work with other theatres includes West Virginia’s Greenbrier Valley Theatre (Lucky Stiff), Miami’s Actors’ Playhouse (Married Alive), Riverside Theatre in jason-parrish-04Vero Beach (Greetings!) and Rhode Island’s Theatre by the Sea (The 39 Steps), as well as two special engagements with the New York Philharmonic’s Young People’s Concert Series at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall.

The next T.G.I.M. event will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, October 3 at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. Doors open at 6:30. Al Holland will be the musical guest.

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