Jack Stehlin Screenplay Contest Judge / Producer
In Weeds, Showtime’s hit comedy series about a single mother who makes ends meet by selling marijuana in the fictional suburb of Agrestic, California, veteran actor JACK STEHLIN co-stars alongside Mary Louise Parker, Elizabeth Perkins and Kevin Nealon as “Captain Roy Till” of the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). STEHLIN shared a 2009 Screen Actor’s Guild (SAG) nomination with his fellow Weeds cast members for “Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series”
A descendent of circus trapeze artists, jugglers, and acrobats on one side of his family, and coal miners and minor league ball players on the other side, STEHLIN began his career at New York’s prestigious Juilliard School, landing a role in Henry VI, Part I with fellow alums Kevin Spacey, Val Kilmer and Mandy Patinkin. After graduation, he joined the New York Shakespeare Festival, acting in dozens of plays including, Richard II,Henry V, Casanova, Julius Caesar, Timon of Athens, Don Juan and Romeo and Juliet, among others.
Inheriting the circus performer work ethic, Jack founded his theatre company Circus Theatricals in 1983. The company’s first performance was Chekov’s Uncle Vanya in which he starred opposite Kevin Spacey and Tom Hewitt. Now based out of Los Angeles, Circus Theatricals continues to thrive today, producing classic and new plays to critical acclaim. Jack runs the company with his wife and partner Jeannine, an actress/producer he met in 1995. Together, they have produced more than 50 plays in NYC and Los Angeles, including Harm 's Way, The Misanthrope, Macbeth, Hamlet, Richard III, Tartuffe, True West, The Cheats of Scapin, The Circle, and The Job.
Jumping effortlessly from stage to screen, Jack's film credits range from the Weinstein Company’s wildly popular cult sensation, Boston Strangler: The Untold Story to the thriller tale Blackout Effect alongside Eric Stoltz. Jack collaborated with film legend Al Pacino in an unraveling interpretation of Oscar Wilde's once banned and most controversial work in the upcoming release, Salomaybe? Written and Directed by Pacino, Salomaybe? is a scintillating tale of lust, greed and one woman's scorn. In October 2009, Jack created the role of Marshall Jones in the film Chicago 8, written and directed by Pinchas Perry.
Constantly lighting up the small screen, Jack has guest-starred on countless hit TV series such as Without a Trace, Monk, NCIS., ER, and NYPD Blue He has also had memorable recurring roles in fan favorites: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, JAG and The Practice. You can read more about Jack Stehlin at jackstehlin.com
Jeannine Wisnosky Stehlin Screenplay Contest staff/Executive producer
As Managing Director of Circus Theatricals Foundation, Jeannine divides her time between running the day-to-day administrative functions, producing plays, organizing and producing the annual Circus Theatricals Festival of New One Act plays, serves as the interactive producer for the Circus Theatricals website, and runs all marketing programs (Traditional/Email/Social marketing).
Prior to Circus Theatricals, Jeannine served as marketing and interactive director for a Business Reengineering and Special Education software company. Additionally, she serves as an interactive producer for advertising agencies in the for-profit and non-profit sectors.
As a producer for Circus Theatricals, Jeannine has produced over 50 plays, including the critically-acclaimed world premiere plays "Harm's Way and " "Man.gov" by playwright Shem Bitterman (both in LA and Off-Broadway), and the LA Times critic's choice hit "Safe" by Chuck Rose.
Also an actress, stage acting credits include: The Heiress, Macbeth, Twelfth Night, The Job, Peer Gynt, Tartuffe, The Misanthrope, Hippolytus, The Stronger, The Art of Success, Women and Wallace and the films, “Watch It,” and “ Rancho Cucamonga." Jeannine made her TV debut as a child on the popular children's program, "Romper Room."
Jeannine earned a B.S. in Advertising from the University of Illinois, and an M.B.A. in Marketing from the Illinois Institute of Technology.
Jonathan Doone Screenplay contest staff
Jonathan Doone has had a diverse career beginning with his success as a Ballroom dancer where he was noticed and asked to join a TV production called 3 Men and a Baby Grand with his first acting credit. He retired from competitive Ballroom dancing at the age of 20, by then he was 14 times Australian Champion, a world representative for Australia competing around the globe with a Young Australian Of The Year award. He then joined Universal Studios project Burn the Floor (currently on Broadway again) where he was a lead performer for 5 years before doing Dancing with the Stars in Australia.
In a recent move to Los Angeles he proudly joined Circus Theatricals and with them performed in two plays, LA8AM and Macbeth. Recent TV and Film credits include Young and The Restless. He Co – Executive Produced "Boston Girls", a film with Danny Trejo and Renee Taylor.
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