Presently...

January 2018 - Present

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“I started producing on January 1, 2018 and in June 2018 my team presented a month-long festival of performing arts, Daniel’s Art Party. It consisted of seven, unique offerings that engaged many organizations and individuals in the community. Shakespeare and Company, Moving Arts Exchange, Berkshire Fire Departments, Cantilena Chamber Choir, Great Barrington Girl Scouts, Gould Farm, Moon in the Pond Farm, Sheffield Fair and many others played a role in this inaugural festival. It was a great success, garnering praise and attention for Daniel’s Art Party, while creating awareness of the Daniel Arts Center, as well as cultivating a new understanding of what’s possible in the practice of artistic community-engagement.

Since June, we’ve created storytelling workshops with Gould Farm, Berkshire South Regional Community Center, Berkshire Montessori School. I directed a spoken-word concert with Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, with another OLLI collaboration in the works.
We produced Red Room Radio Redux’s radio drama version of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, in collaboration with WBCR-lp radio. And, then hosted a fabulous ballroom dance party with USA Dance, Berkshires.

Now, for 2019, Daniel’s Art Party is creating a series of multimedia offerings that will again involve many Berkshire arts professionals and community member. For example, we’re currently in the process of creating a radio show for WBCR, Berkshire Bedtime Stories, which will feature Berkshire residents reading bedtime stories… to be broadcast at bedtime.  Also, we’re collaborating with Berkshire Humane Society’s Catwalk Boutique, cable station CTSB, the First Congregational Church of Stockbridge, Berkshire Boxing, the Kilpatrick Athletic Center and others on a public art installation project, Moving Portraits. For it, we’re converting Great Barrington’s Town Hall into a gallery for slow-motion video portraits.

The community-engagement process of creating progressive multimedia is deeply satisfying and has been profoundly educational as I look to future creative challenges. Keep checking in to danielsartparty.org for updates.”







CENTER THEATER GROUP
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has commissioned us to create a 99c Holiday Show for 2017.
Our first workshop will be at the end of this year!















IN DEVELOPMENT...


SKIN FLICKS takes the form of a film retrospective,
 celebrating and analyzing the work of Hal and Dee Dee Davis, 
sibling erotica-musical filmmakers 
who started as teeneagers in their garage, making Cocteau-inspired erotica. 
Their journey from there is demonstrated through the projected fragments of films 
and through their accompanying annecdotes. This retropsective is also a reunion, 
as Hal and Dee Dee had a falling out several years ago 
and are using this event to come back together. 




Distributing
PERFECT COWBOY
an Alternative Family Film


Select screenings around the country

A musical family, headed by two gay fathers, struggle 
to raise their country singing son in a rural community.


The Hollywood Reporter says: 
The horse ranches and honky-tonks of California’s Central Valley 
might seem an unlikely setting for a movie about 
a long-term gay relationship, but that’s one of the key points of Perfect Cowboy 
which locates uncharted territory in familiar terrain.   
-Sheri Linden




Developing...
Big Night for Nutter
This family musical loosely follows the story of the Nutcracker Ballet, adding lyrics to Tchaikovsky's score. 
The project was originally commissioned by Center Theater Group. They awarded it a two week workshop.
Click Here to Listen to Tracks
Click Here to Watch Workshop Sample
Click Here to Visit Site





Orange Star Dinner Show
Is being developed by 
3-Legged Dog, Art + Technology Center 
NYC in September '15
The Los Angeles Times says: 
Critics Choice 
By whipping the surefire ingredients of this annual festival of budget-savvy bedazzlement into dinner theater action and peanut gallery voyeurism, subversive magus Ken Roht and a fabulous service crew dish up a sublime franchise benchmark.
- David C. Nichols
Click Here to Watch Sizzle Reel
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Click Here to Listen to Tracks






THE BLOODY INDULGENT
a Raunchy Vampire Musical
Feature Film
Starring Kevin Richardson of The Backstreet Boys





MISS JULIE(N)
a Dance Theater adaptation of the Strindberg classic
Adapted by Ken Roht and Erik Patterson
Originally produced at MorYork Gallery