Directing

The Other Place

by Sharr White

Directed by Charles Van Eman (2016)
The Firehouse Center for the Arts


Reviews

After a initial “Wow,” we waited until we were at home to marvel at the complexity of the play and how well it was done.  We could have gone to New York or London and not seen a better performance of a more brilliantly scripted play.


Clare and Bob K.

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The Other Place is a complex, thoughtful play that   reveals itself like a mobius strip: times and places bend and change throughout the piece. The acting is suburb, the set is beautiful and the lighting and visual effects enhance the story as it unfolds and the audience discovers what has been happening in Julianna’s life. Many of us left the theater in tears.

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Talk about a Tour de Force!  Both Jennifer Wilson and the play itself are a no holds barred journey through the heart of darkness.  If it weren’t for the supporting cast and excellent constructs of staging, you wouldn’t be sure redemption was even possible.  It’s rare to call theater “brave,” but The Other Place lives that out and back.


Adair R.

HIGH RISE

By Charles Van Eman and Mike Stiles
Directed by Charles Van Eman (2009)


20 episode Internet and Comcast Video on Demand drama series
Directer, Co-writer, Co-producer.


A quirky mix of Friends, Entourage, and Desperate Housewives, High Rise pulls no punches as it explores the political, romantic, economic, and racial diversity found in the vibrant city of Atlanta.


Nominated for nine  awards at the 2009 Indie Series Awards.
Winner – “Best Business Model.”

GRANDFATHER SPEAKS

By Marc Clopton
Directed by Charles Van Eman (2014)
The Actors Studio of Newburyport


Grandfather Speaks is a collection of seven interrelated stories from those who have come before.  It is a journey through time and dimensions, with a chance to view life from a new perspective.

THE CONTRACT

By Theresa Rebeck

Directed by Charles Van Eman (2017)

The Actors Studio of Newburyport





SPICE

By David Susman

Directed by Charles Van Eman (2015)

Boston Playwrights' Platform Festival


Awards -- Best Director (Runner up)

                        Best Actress