The Last Picture Show by Larry McMurtry (Audiobook)
Confessions of a Mask by Yukio Mishima (Audiobook)
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David Beck is quickly gaining attention as an in-demand actor for screen and stage. Recently, he was involved in new project, Spring Street, a web series about a New York City piano teacher that Beck produced, directed, and starred in with the goal of breaking down the barriers of the “LGBT story.” Spring Street is now available to stream on www.springstreetseries.com. Beck also portrayed Sherlock Holmes in a reading of Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Fallen Giant with American Lyric Theater, Horatio in The Mirror Repertory’s production of Hamlet, (directed by Sabra Jones), and Michael in The Actor’s Chapel’s production of The Piano Teacher. He is founder of The Great Griffon, a not-for-profit film/theatre/new media company, whose most recent production was the critically-acclaimed New York revival of Rajiv Joseph’s playAnimals Out of Paper. For the screen, David wrote, co-produced, acted in, and composed the score to the multi-award winning short film For Francis, which is currently playing in film festivals worldwide. Significant theatre credits include Albert Innaurato’s Doubtless (59e59 Theaters, directed by Tony Award winner Jack Hofsiss), The More Loving One (LaMama & SoHo Playhouse, NY Fringe Award for Best Play), On a Bench (59e59 Theaters), and George Gibbs in Our Town (Mirror Repertory). He can be heard on seven audio book recordings and is also a professional pianist. A graduate of Marymount Manhattan College’s acting program, Beck trained with Kathleen Turner, Fay Simpson, Jenn Thompson, Ted Sluberski, and at Primary Stages.
…This is not an LGBTQ Story; this is a human story…
Spring Street –After receiving full funding from kickstarter David Beck’s newest project ‘Spring Street’ has just finished filming! Stay tuned for news about the release of this highly anticipated web series. “It’s the ultimate New York love story. The characters of ‘Spring Street’ are fully fleshed human beings going through real life experiences such as addiction, poverty, grief, having your dreams shattered, the struggle to learn something new, falling in love, starting over…. In short, the characters of ‘Spring Street’ are much more than their sexuality alone. Even though the plot is full of twists and turns, it is ultimately a character study about flawed, vulnerable people seeking physical solutions to spiritual problems…which is what addicts do.”
…The ‘Piano Teacher’ is an artistic gem…
The Piano Teacher –“The ‘Piano Teacher’ is an artistic gem…David Beck does an amazing transformation as this menacing, musically talented young man with mood swings, within seconds, from moments of gentleness to an anger of frightening fury.” –Hardwick Gazette
The Exalted, now available to watch online
The Exalted – The satiric short film, written and produced by David Beck and fashion designer Viktor Luna, is now available for the masses to view on YouTube!Click here!
For Francis Makes the Festival Circuit
For Francis – (a short film written by, produced by, and starring David Beck) was honored with the Student Voices For Peace Most Inspiring Story Award at the Peace On Earth Film Festival in Chicago, Illinois. The festival included films from around the globe that “raise awareness of peace, nonviolence, social justice, and an eco-balanced world”.
Also, For Francis won at the 11th NYC Downtown Short Film Festival qualifying it as an Official Selection of the Downtown Film Festival, was screened at the Cannes Film Festival’s Short Film Corner, Athens International Film and Video Festival, and was an Official Selection of the LGBT Connecticut Film Festival in Hartford CT. Additionally, For Francis was not only an Official Selection of the Manhattan Film Festival, but it also made the list of 2015 Award Winners!
The first episode of Beck’s original web-series Spring Street:
For Francis trailer, which just finished its festival run in the U.S. and Europe.