My name is Kevin Ashworth, and I live in Los Angeles. Member of SAG-AFTRA and AEA.
The kind of doctor I play on TV: tall, dark and handsy!
My show at the Colony Theatre in Burbank, Breath and Imagination, proved to be very special, with an electric response from our audiences, unlike anything else I’ve ever been a part of.
There are many good reviews to share:
“Kevin Ashworth outdoes himself.” — StageSceneLA
“Elijah Rock’s singing is a joy.” — LA Stage Times
“Kendrick is a rock.” — Grigware [Critic’s Pick]
“Nothing will prepare you for what you’re about to see.” — myBurbank
“Ashworth is a wonder.” — BroadwayWorld
“Not to be missed.” — WillCall
“Ashworth’s facility in these roles, as well as on the keyboard, is impressive.” — LA Stage Times
“The production’s striking emotional resonance and the beauty of its vocal performances.” — Burbank Leader
“Inspiring.” — LA Times
“100% Sweet” — Bitter Lemons
Pleased that I’m going to be in a show at the Colony Theatre in Burbank!
Breath and Imagination is the story of Roland Hayes. True to life, but stylized, it’s an inspirational story about becoming an artist. There’s a lot of music, mostly spirituals and art songs. I play, and I play 7 characters, male and female, white and black.
I spent the last day of June in June.
June Lake is a small community not too far from Mammoth. The drive was long and hot, but up at elevations of 7,000 – 8,000 ft, the weather was lovely, the views inspiring, and the night sky stunning.
I was working on a film called Lay in Wait, and I have to say it was 48 hours of “living the dream.” Thanks to director Jonathan Ade, scene partner Elizabeth Olin, cinematographer Alex Paul, all the good, fun crew — not to mention the good material, and the lovely location — it all added up to a perfect shoot. Now, it might be a while before this short film screens anywhere, but I’ll be sure to mention it when it does!
I play a cynical philandering art history professor (shocking, I know) in a reading April 1st. A Point of Order is a fun piece about a small town that’s organizing a parade for the native son that nobody can quite seem to remember. It’s free, and writer Ed Simpson will be joining us, so come on down!
The episode “Here Comes Honey Bye Bye” was inspired by Toddlers & Tiaras. Sweet! Also noteworthy is that it’s Liz Sczudlo’s first produced TV episode as writer — congrats, Liz!
In the closing act, I’m a Beverly Hills lawyer who brings bad news to Silver, played by the formidable Jessica Stroup. It was a good shoot. Hope you enjoy!
I start rehearsals in two days for Chapter Two at the Laguna Playhouse.
Rehearsals over the holidays are part of what it takes for the show to open in January, so 2013 will start with a bang! I’ll send out more info about the performances to my email list, and tweet and blog about it.
Chapter Two’s a Neil Simon play about a couple of brothers and their forays into dating and/or affairs. Do I play the widower or the philanderer? Yup, you got it. Looking forward to working with Andy and the rest of the cast and crew. Gonna be a blast!
This is the trailer for my new web series Cost of Capital. Looking forward to the launch party next week (free open invite), and the series will go online after that. This was a big, fun role for me, so stay tuned!
(And big congratulations to castmate Sharon Gardner on winning the YouTube Thumbnail Lotto.)
Tonight is the opening performance of Good People at the Geffen Playhouse. This is the west-coast premiere of the new play by David Lindsey-Abaire that ran on Broadway last year. The play is set in Boston (!) and deals insightfully with what’s ‘good’ or ‘nice,’ and what isn’t, and it sets your mind and heart awhirl with ideas about what part of your life is due to luck or hard work or what. Great writing, great direction, great design, great acting. See it if you can!
I’m very glad to be part of this lovely and moving production, understudying the role of Mike (Jon Tenney) and voicing the off-stage role of Priest.