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 Comedy, the 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.
Russell Simmons’ Def Poetry Featured HBO
NAACP Image Awards Featured FOX-TV
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
B.A. Emerson College ’10
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).
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)
Drum set, harmonica, conversational Spanish, salsa dance, baseball, foreign and regional accents, rapping, roller blading, ice skating, skiing
Height: 5’11”; weight: 135 lbs.; hair: brown; eyes: blue/green.