Dr. Keeling’s Curve was originally developed by playwright George Shea, actor, Mike Farrell, and director, Kirsten Sanderson in a workshop production at The Blank Theatre in Hollywood where it was originally produced by Ed Murphy.
About the Star Mike Farrell
Mike Farrell is an actor, director, writer and producer best known for his role as B.J. Hunnicutt in the iconic TV series, M*A*S*H. As partner in Farrell/Minoff Productions, he produced a number of films for television as well as the features “Dominick and Eugene” and “Patch Adams.” He later starred in NBC-TV’s “Providence” and currently appears in the Sundance Channel’s “The Red Road.”
“Dr. Keeling’s Curve” is his third one-man show, following “JFK, A One-Man Show” for PBS and a national tour of David W. Rintels’ “Clarence Darrow.”
A longtime social justice and environmental activist, he was Co-Chair of the Southern California Committee of Human Rights Watch for ten years and is currently President of Death Penalty Focus. He is the author of “Just Call Me Mike; A Journey to Actor and Activist,” and “Of Mule and Man.”
About the Playwright George Shea
George Shea is a playwright, children’s author, and environmental activist who in 2011 was arrested with Bill McKibben and 1250 other activists outside the White House protesting the Keystone XL pipeline. His plays have been produced in New York, Williamstown and around the U.S. He is the author of many children’s books, including a biography of Rachel Carson and was a regular contributor to NPR’s “All Things Considered.”
As a member of the Citizens Climate Lobby,in June, 2014, George and 700 other CCL members visited more than 500 Congressional offices in Washington,DC, lobbying senators and congressmen to vote for a carbon fee and dividend with revenues collected from fees on fossil fuels distributed to American taxpayers.
About the Director Kirsten Sanderson
Kirsten Sanderson has directed new plays by, Michael John LaChiusa, Craig Lucas, Shel Silverstein, Steven Schwartz and Blake Edwards among others at theaters including, The Public, PS 122, Circle Rep, Ensemble Studio Theatre, New York Theatre Workshop, The Blank Theatre Company, The Sundance TheaterLab, Theatreworks USA, The Women’s Project, HBO Comedy Arts Festival, The NY Fringe Festival, NY Musical Theatre Festival., Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall and Town Hall. Kirsten has been Resident Director at New Dramatists, Director of Ensemble Studio Theatre’s National Theatre Colony, and Literary Director of The Blank Theatre in Hollywood. She is an alumnus of Wesleyan University and The National Theatre Institute at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center.
Next Performance: Sedona International Filn Festival – February 20 – 28, 2016
Arkansas State University
International Center Theatre sponsored by the Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach, CA
USC, Visions and Voices Program, Bing Theater
Ramo Auditorium, CalTech
Electric Lodge Performing Arts Center