J.C. Svec

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J.C. has always been intrigued by what he considers a blip on a timeline or the “slice of life,” examining and interpreting that moment, and then re-presenting it, in some form, for mass consumption. The ability and opportunity to investigate the off-handed comment that changes the dynamic of a relationship is a process he personally relishes. For J.C., the researching of a long forgotten period of time and the history that accompanies it presents the ultimate challenge to the details of language, setting and character. Then the ultimate reward is for a reader or an audience to savor the efforts investigating one’s life, anyone’s life, in a myriad of extraordinary circumstances having reworked that existence, to sometimes-absurd extremes, by developing a new and original statement. J.C. prides himself in the thorough examination and presentation of any of his ideas across a variety of media including film, video, design and the written and spoken word.

There is no better way to examine our culture, our society, our own lives, past, present or future then through art and what better think tank to accomplish these ideas than on a stage or screen setting.

As a producer, director and designer, J.C.'s independent films, short form videos, graphic designs and scripts have been honored with over eighty national and regional awards, including twelve prestigious Telly Awards. J.C. has had the good fortune to maintain two artistic paths, academic and professional, in the performing arts. He has taught at three major New Jersey universities and professionally has worked off and off-off Broadway, in feature films, regional and academic theatre and on live and video corporate projects.

J.C.’s most recent productions were The Concrete Wall at the Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Festival, Small Bites: A Smorgasbord of One-Act Comedies, in New Jersey and at The Planet Connections Festivity (Winner of the Best Evening of One-Acts Award), and The Curtain Players production of The Ancient Mariner in Ohio. J.C. will soon return to the New York stage with his new comedy A Cordial Invitation. Previous New York productions include A Play on Words, The Bedsitter, Portraits, Meetings in a Wooded Area, HAPPY HOLIDAY$ and Information, PLEASE!

J.C. is pleased to support the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation and most proud of his collaboration on the one-act play Grape Jelly, based on a story by his eight-year-old daughter Dakota.

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