Posts by Stephen Tobolowsky

Stories for Theatre 40! (Sunday, June 18th)

[Photos: (clockwise from upper left) Stephen Tobolowsky, David Cheaney, Allison Braitkrus Wood, Jennifer Parsons in Theatre 40’s 2004 production of Holy Days by Sally Nemeth, directed by Ann Hearn.] I wrote a story a few weeks ago for The Tobolowsky Files about holy places. For me that is usually a theater. There is something special…

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The Los Angeles Story Tour

(Photo above by Jenine Baker, from Live Wire Radio.) In the next few weeks, I will be performing  at several Los Angeles venues. I’ll be telling stories from the new book, My Adventures with God, taking questions, and providing an opportunity to purchase signed books. June 8th, At the Skirball Center, I’ll read my stories “Eye the…

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A Memory of Jonathan

We lost a great talent in the film business a few weeks ago. Jonathan Demme. Jonathan had a big influence on me when he was on the verge of breaking out. He had pushed past his early Roger Corman years. When we met, Melvin and Howard had just been released and was considered a gem.…

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EG Conference April 13-15, 2017

There was a wonderland where we all spent time when we were little. We pretended we were great scientists, soldiers, doctors, monsters, and adventurers. I forgot about that place until I went to my first E.G. Conference five years ago. Michael Hawley created this wonderland for real. I have met heroes and heroines of our…

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An Interview with Sara Greenberg in Dallas, Part 2

I am performing April 18 in Dallas, Texas at the Dallas Museum of Art in the Horchow Auditorium (which is beautiful) Here is the link. Below is the second part of the interview with Sara Greenberg, who asked me a series of questions to promote the event. I found them very entertaining. I thought I would…

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An Interview with Sara Greenberg in Dallas, Part 1

I am performing April 18 in Dallas, Texas at the Dallas Museum of Art in the Horchow Auditorium (which is beautiful) Here is the link. Sara Greenberg asked me a series of questions to promote the event. I found them very entertaining. I thought I would share our exchange. Her questions go to the heart…

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The Reunion

This last weekend was the reunion of my college theater department. SMU. Dallas, Texas. Reunions are wonderful and dangerous. They are as close as we can come to taking a ride in a time machine. They become epic dramas of survival and apology—fueled by chardonnay. You may think the lanyard they loop around your neck…

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The Primary Instinct — Released!

David Chen here: About 18 months after I first launched my movie Kickstarter, THE PRIMARY INSTINCT (my first film with Stephen Tobolowsky) is now available for purchase across all VOD platforms. In fact, we’re on the front page of iTunes Movies right now! I hope you’ll consider checking out the film and, if you like it,…

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Feelings Are Not Your Friend

Originally published backstage.com Nov. 28, 2014, advice for actors series. I was working on a production of “The Glass Menagerie” many years ago in upstate New York. We were rehearsing Tom’s “drunk scene.” The director called up to the stage, “What are you two doing up there?” I shouted back, “Acting!” He said, “I know…

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