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I will be spending the end of June in Springfield Ohio teaching a residency for Project Jericho. I also completed the writing and casting process for an original web series based on my book, shooting in July. You can donate to the project here.
I have appeared with the Mayhem Poets on the TODAY SHOW, EYEWITNESS NEWS, PLUM TV and the “Alternate Routes” campaign for FIAT. I’ve been featured solo in commercials for AXE HAIR, SNICKERS, TIME WARNER CABLE, PINNACLE MEDICAL BILLING, SPREAD THE JAM speakers. and CW-X sports wear, a tourism video for the GREAT VALUE VACATIONS and a handful of shorts and features. Some of my favorite roles onstage have been BENEDICK in Much Ado About Nothing, SIR TOBY BELCH in Twelfth Night, GEORGE HAY in Moon Over Buffalo, SWIFT in Words, Words, Words, HENRY HARRY in Brilliant Traces, POP in Snap, Crackle Pop, 3 VERSIONs of SCOTT in Masque, IRA STONE in Laughter on the 23rd Floor, ROY in Buried and MAX in Bent. I am always looking to collaborate with other actors/directors/dancers/poets/stilt walkers/magicians and more. firstname.lastname@example.org
Current and Past Projects:
July 8-9, 2013
Shooting for Milkshakespeare Promo! Website, stills and video coming soon!
May 13-15, 2013
Performed for 10,000 ten-year olds as part of the Schuster Theater’s 10th Anniversary Celebration in Dayton Ohio.
February 20, 2013
I won the LULU Blog Valentines Day Sonnet Contest. To read the winning sonnet and other entries click and scroll down here.
February 14, 2013
Scottt Raven releases Sconnettts 50 Shakespearean Sonnets in print and as an Ebook on Amazon to some pretty good reviews. “Complex, Literary, Full of Puzzles. Four Stars.”
January 21- January 26, 2013
Myself and the Mayhem Poets served as Artists in Residence in the Caribbean. We performed and conducted workshops at the Carol Morgan School in the Dominican Republic! A wonderful experience. Read an article here in Espanol.
December 13th, 2012
Appeared in an interactive Holiday Card for the award winning agency Cohn & Wolfe. Check the video out here!
October 19-22nd, 2012
Cast in a reading of The Fifty Year Sword, directed by playwright and author Mark Z. Danielewski at the Tuohy Auditorium featuring original music composed and performed by world-renowned pianist/NPR host Christopher O’Riley. Performance on October 22nd.
October 6th, 2012
Selected to Showcase at NACA Central Showcase in Texas
September 29th, 2012
Appeared in a commercial for Spread The Jam speakers thru Paladino Casting, produced by Black Hand Cinema (pictures and video clips coming soon).
August 30th-September 26th, 2012
Mayhem Poets kicks of its tour in Indianapolis followed by a few show in Connecticut and Massachusetts
September 5th, 2012
Shakespeare classes with Ron Song Destro, part of the Oxford Shakespeare Company
June 30th, 2012
S.W.A.P. 2012 Mid Year Show, debut of Linsanity poem, Mitt Romney piece and M.I.A. NFL Halftime Show Poem
June 29th-June 30, 2012
First Annual Harlem Arts Festival workshop and performance
May 5th-25th, 2012
Great shows at BAM and NJPAC with Tap Dancer and Violinist.
Mayhem Poets tour through Northeast including Maine, Mass, CT, VT, NJ, NY
January 15-February 8th 2012
Mayhem Poets College Tour through Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, Arizona and Colorado
January 6, 2012
S.W.A.P. Encore Show as part of the Poetic License festival at the Wild Project in the lower east side.
December 15-17 2011
Appeared in three performances of S.W.A.P. the year in review from a poet’s point of view at the legendary Nuyorican Poets Cafe
November 1, 2011
Myself and the Mayhem Poets will be featured in FIAT’s “Alternate Routes” campaign on all CBS radio affiliates and http://www.facebook.com/FiatUsa.
October 28, 2011
Appearing in a piece for the new Americans Elect Campaign in an effort to “pick a president, not a party”. 1
September 17-23, 2011
Just booked an infomercial through TriStar Studios for a travelling tourism company shooting mid-September in Dublin Ireland! Very excited for this wonderful opportunity!
September 5, 2011
Just found out I will be “The Runner”, modeling the new line of CW-X sports apparel thru an awesome agency known simply as Walrus. Video clips and pics will be appearing on Runners World for the duration of October. Still photos are here.
August 30, 2011
Appeared in the new Kyle Rapps video, Universe Traveller, featuring Talib Kweli with appearances by Mason Granger, Jewel Elizabeth, Megan X, Calamity Chang and many more. Directed by Lenny Bass.
(January 2011- July 2011)
(November 2009- December 2010)
(January 2009- November 2009)
SPREAD THE JAM
FIAT ‘Alternate Routes’ w/ Mayhem Poets
COHN and WOLFE Holiday Card
CW-X Sports Wear
MTS GLOBAL PHONES (Russian)
TODAY SHOW on NBC
‘AXE’ HAIR CRISIS
PINNACLE MEDICAL BILLING
BARACKSPOLITATION on CNN
EYEWITNESS NEWS on ABC
The WHITE GUY on PLUM TV
The BEAUTIFUL LIFE
MAYHEM POETS International Tour (2003-Current)
MAYHEM POETS at the New Victory Theater in Times Square 2007-2008
BURIED at the Looking Glass Theater 2009
*Best Actor Award as Roy Barker(Looking Glass Judges)
*Favorite Actor Audience Award
NEW STREET POETS at the International Fringe Festival 2007
“New Street Poets is the rarest of rare shows. A spoken word play written and performed by six different poets who can also act, it addresses a familiar issue with amazingly new voices. The language was so alive that I clung to its every word, and a great deal of it stayed with me after the show was over. This is a play that any theatre or poetry lover should rush to see.”
“Scott Tarazevits’s Spot is slick and adorable at the same time.”
Entire Nytheater review available here
LAUGHTER on the 23rd FLOOR at the Cabaret Theater
“The individual performances also boasted some striking talent. Most notable of the bunch was Scott Tarazevits’ hyperactive hypochondriac Ira Stone, whose dynamic physicality almost stole the show. The highlight of Act One was definitely his childish but hysterical funny-name showdown of Jewish versus Irish humor with Doyle.”
From the Daily Targum Review: http://www.dailytargum.com/2.4991/he-who-laughs-last-1.1522006
MOON OVER BUFFALO with the Livingston Theater Company
NEW STREET at the Crossroads Theater 2006
“The wrecking ballpoint pen must charge at bulldozers, and assure a thinking space we all can afford.”
A line of my poetry in the NYTimes!!!
Full article: http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9C00E4D71F3FF934A35756C0A9609C8B63
TRIP A LITTLE FISH at the Cabaret Theater
MASQUE: A POETRY THEATER FUSION EXPERIENCE at the Cabaret Theater
BEYOND THERAPY with the College Avenue Players
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING with the JP Stevens Theater Company
UPDATE ON JASON