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Falls for Jodie by Eric Micha Holmes
Directed by Bill Burford and featuring Trevor Vaughn and Michael Paul.
Inspired by the months before John Hinckley’s attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan, “Falls for Jodie” is an imagined account of Hinckley’s strange partnership with a concierge at a hotel next to the Yale campus, who tries to help Hinckley win the affections of his child-star crush.
Actor, singer/songwriter Trevor Vaughn is thrilled to be back haunting the boards of the John Drew Theater with his partner Vanessa Walters, as well as his great partners n' spook-Josh & Kate! Last Fall you might have seen him casting spells as a sinister Preacher in The Neo Political Cowgirls' Histeria. In 2018, Trevor played Eddie in Guild Halls' intimate production of Falls For Jodie by Eric Micha Holmes, directed by Bill Burford. Other work at GH includes J. Stephen Brantley’s Swan Song with Toyah Feldshuh, and also performing with his rock band Reserved For Rondee. Locally, Trevor is a proud collaborator with the Neo Political Cowgirls, portraying Perseus in Kate Mueth’s Andromeda, as well as life coaching with Kate in her anti-bully workshop Project Hero for EH middle schoolers. TV/Film: The Amy Sedaris Show, Big Dogs. Musically, Trevor’s band Reserved For Rondee has headlined for NY venues like Bowery Ballroom, Gramercy Theater, and Music Hall of Williamsburg. Trevor is also the lead singer of Lost Dog Constellation, and Sunday Sessions with Omar Zubair and Vanessa Walters out of his recording studio in DUMBO, called The Brooklyn Pearl. Training: BFA in acting from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts
Michael PaulMichael is grateful to be making his Guildhall debut, working on piece with his old pal Trevor Vaughn.
At the Strand Street Theater in Galveston’s historic district, Bill produced and directed new plays, classics, musical plays, reviews, concerts, and dance performances, developed a creativity program for kids, and curated an art film series. In Sag Harbor, NY he served as general manager with the Bay Street Theater, a company producing shows with leading West End and Broadway artists. He wrote and directed Jean LaFitte of the Maison Rouge and The Mitchell Express. His Better than a Feral Cat appeared in The Southampton Review. He produced and directed Peter Weiss’ rarely seen Night with Guests at the New York International Fringe Festival, and directed Je Christine (www.jechristine.com), a touring show adapted by Suzanne Savoy from the works of poet, writer, and women’s advocate Christine de Pizan (1364-1429). He taught playwriting with Stony Brook University’s Creative Writing MFA program in Southampton and Manhattan, for the Southampton Writers Conference, for SBU’s Young Artists and Writers Project, and for the Bay Street Theater. He's taught acting, directing, and production for colleges and theaters in New York, Texas, and California. At Brooklyn Pearl he co-directed The Shake-Up, a podcast series re-imagining mortality and the supernatural in Shakespeare’s plays. A member of the national Society for Directors and Choreographers, Bill most recently directed Eric Micha Holme’s new play Falls for Jodie, a study of John Hinckley, Jr., for the John Drew Theater at Guild Hall in East Hampton, NY.
Eric Micha HolmesA playwright and audio dramatist whose work has been heard on BBC Radio (Care Inc.) He's a Dramatist Guild Fellow and Audible Playwrights Commission recipient. In February of 2019 Holmes' play Mondo Tragic, will be presented at The National Black Theater in Harlem, New York.