GEORGE R CARR

writer/producer/director
Theatre, Cinema, Fashion







Jamie...another side of Dean

..the story of a man's search for the answer to "to be or not to be"...

Drawing & Photographs: Bobby Kelly, Richard Hand Creative Services

PMT House of Dance, New York, NY: World Premier 2007
Cast: Mark M. Thomas, Natalia Klimas, Derrick Korn, Courtney Allen, Denise K. Fiore, Jonathan Holtzman
Understudies: Steven Capo, Nailah Daaj, Kelly Betts, Peter Donato, Olivia Julien, David Chase
Mistress of Ceremonies: Elaine Shipman
Choreographer: Ned Williams
Stage Managers: David Chase, Connie Xanthopoulos
Art Direction: Keith Carroll
Photographer: Bobby Kelly, Richard Hand Creative Services
Publicity/​Advertising: Lanie Zipoy, Avec Productions
Director: George R Carr

James Byron Dean was born in Marion, Indiana February 8, 1931. After moving to Santa Monica, California in 1935, his mother Mildred Dean died from cancer in 1940. His father Winton Dean sent him back to Fairmount, Indiana to be raised by his paternal aunt and uncle on their farm…

In the early 1950s, James Dean came to New York City to pursue a career in acting and took African dance classes at The Katherine Dunham Dance Studio. Miss Dunham was the matriarch of African American dance and a voodoo priestess. Dean’s teacher was Eartha Kitt. She called him Jamie…

On September 30, 1955, after completing the movies East of Eden, Rebel Without a Cause, and Giant, James Dean died at 24 years old in a car crash near Los Angeles, California…

It is September 30, 1956. New York City is unusually silent. Chaotic clouds are moving in from the West. A brooding, Byron-esque full white moon rises privately in the East behind dark black skies as night begins to bloom. At 69 W 14th Street below a building holding a billboard with a giant pair of glasses staring down, a lone stray dog sees a figure pacing atop the roof. The dog starts to bark but remains silent. A woman in a dark trench coat passes the dog as she walks. She and the dog look into each other’s eyes. The dog sits and waits. The woman continues on and joins a girl, a guy, and a man reading a letter. Suddenly, a gust of wind blows his letter skyward. The man shivers. At 9 PM, they enter Studio A of The Dunham Dance Studio in hopes of one last meeting with their beloved Jamie from another side…

Jamie…another side of Dean portrays the Dante-esque journey for love, truth, and faith of the American icon James Dean. On the first anniversay of his untimely death, James Dean appears to his dance teacher and mentor Eartha Kitt and beseeches her to release him from his purgatorial existence and take him to another side. This six character one-act surrealistic drama powerfully blends elements of the Quaker faith, in which Dean was raised; African dance and voodoo; and Brechtian constructs into a dreamlike theatrical experience. According to playwright George R. Carr, “This rebel definitely has a cause.”

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1. Art & Design Book
Zack Carr
ZACK CARR: an intimate portrait of an American fashion designer... “Noteworthy”
--New York Times
2. Theatrical Drama
Whole
"Whole is an intensely moving play that pushes the boundaries of human intimacy right before your eyes."Expanded Arts Theatre Company
3. Theatrical Drama
Jamie...another side of Dean
"Jamie…another side of Dean is a series of dances...performed in a dance studio...a fantasy imagining of dialogue tied to real events and exact dates." Backstage
4. Poetry Play/Short Film
A Body Without A Head
"A Body Without a Head, inspired by an ancient story, is a collection of poems adapted for the stage. The performance is a beautiful piece of expressionism dedicated to anyone who has ever lost their head to love." New Theater Corps
6. Short Film
Silent Voice
When Dite cheats on her beloved Pollo and his world collapses, the answers to his questions about love and life are not in his thoughts, mind, or body. No, all he has to do is stop andlook into his mirror and see beyond the waves of his soul & listen to his silent voice...
5. Children's Story
believe
believe: a story for children of any age who have lost anyone anytime anywhere and still remember and still believe...
7. Theatrical Drama
Avis Pero
Avis Pero shoots an arrow to the heart of a diseased family and when the father is sacrificed, all are healed. This timely play heals a family, a culture, and prepares a future evolution."Moving, shocking, and healing..."I. Livingston
8. Theatre of the Absurd
S&M&B
Consciously or unconsciously, Carr redefines the moral and sexual bases of our own time in a new language that goes out (beyond oneself) to go in. What we witness in the scenes of S&M&B are a kind of waking dream that should lead us inward towards our own journey.
9. Romantic Feature Film
Empty Kisses
EMPTY KISSES is the dramatic love story of Gwen Breyer, a self -destructive actress, and Chris Phillips, a wounded, isolating writer, as they transform their souls amidst the glitter and gold of Hollywood.

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