George Watsky

George Watsky is a versatile young performer—a trained actor whose original material has taken him to concert halls, television screens and stages in thirty states. A national poetry slam champion, George was featured on Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry on HBO, the Image Awards on FOX, and has performed at the Apollo Theater, the San Francisco Opera House, and in Sydney, Australia. Robert Redford, while introducing George for a performance at the Kennedy Center concert hall, called the young artist’s performances “powerful.” Acting credits include the titular character in the Living Word Project’s adaptation of Dante’s Divine Comedythe Grass Harp (San Francisco New Convervatory Theater), Where the Magic Happens (SpeakEasy Stage), and Much Ado About Nothing(Emerson Stage). George has shared the stage with, among others, Will Smith, Sean Penn, and Beyonce.

George Watsky
georgewatsky.com

(415)722-9773/george@georgewatsky.com

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TELEVISION

Russell Simmons’ Def Poetry  Featured           HBO

NAACP Image Awards             Featured            FOX-TV

THEATRE

Where the Magic Happens    Lead                   SpeakEasy Stage, Boston

Much Ado About Nothing     Supporting       Emerson Stage, Boston

So Many Levels                         Lead                   Hip Hop Theater Fest, New York City

Dante’s Divine Comedy          Lead                   Living Word Theater, San Francisco

The Grass Harp                        Supporting       New Conservatory Theater, San Francisco

EDUCATION

B.A. Emerson College ’10

TRAINING

Acting: Robbie McCauley, Dossie Peabody, Ken Cheeseman, Richard Gilman. Movement: Sarah Hickler (Action Theater). Voice: Amelia Broome (Linklater technique). Stage combat: Ted Hewlett. Improvisation: Keith Johnstone (workshop).

RECOGNITION

Brave New Voices National Poetry Slam Champion, Youth Speaks Grand Slam Poetry Champion, Rod Parker Playwriting Fellowship (Emerson College), Robert Redford Sundance Summit Winner (Poetry)

SPECIAL SKILLS

Drum set, harmonica, conversational Spanish, salsa dance, baseball, foreign and regional accents, rapping, roller blading, ice skating, skiing

PERSONAL

Height: 5’11”; weight: 135 lbs.; hair: brown; eyes: blue/green.

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