Oct 16, 2020
Some spooky classics to get you in the holiday mood, read for you by people who know what it means to spread fear...
Dinah Manoff (Maggie Peterson AKA Chucky's first victim in Child's Play) reads Edgar Allan Poe's Tell-Tale Heart,
Dylan Arnold (Cameron Elam AKA The Boyfriend in 2018's Halloween) reads Poe's The Raven,
And Jim Anderson reads The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving.
An actor, playwright, coach, and teacher, Dinah’s extensive Broadway credits include I Ought to Be in Pictures (Theater World and Tony Award as Best Featured Actress), Leader of the Pack, Alfred and Victoria, Kingdom of Earth, Gifted Children, and Telegrams From Heaven (Best Director of the Year and playwright). On TV, she was a series regular on Soap, and is best known for her portrayal “Carol Weston,” the character she played for seven years on Empty Nest. She has also appeared in Maid For Each Other (playwright) and the acclaimed ABC family series State of Grace (Jewish Image Award).
As a TV director, she has helmed episodes of Sabrina, Movie Stars, Brothers, and numerous episodes of Empty Nest. Film credits include Grease, Ordinary People, Bloodhounds of Broadway, Child’s Play, Staying Together, Backfire, I Ought to Be in Pictures, Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael, and the independent film, Bart Got a Room.
When Dylan Arnold was growing up on Bainbridge Island he often said he would live at BPA if he could. And he almost did. From the ages of eight to fifteen he enrolled in almost every theatre class, and appeared in numerous main stage productions. His dedication to acting took him to Idyllwild Arts Academy for high school, and then to the University of North Carolina School for the Arts where he earned his BFA in Drama. Dylan is now a working actor in L.A. and is involved in film, television, and occasionally theatre. Some of his film & TV credits include: Laggies; the ABC miniseries, When We Rise; Mudbound; S.W.A.T.; Halloween & Halloween Kills; Nashville; The Purge TV series; The After Series; and Hulu’s Into the Dark. He also appeared on stage in Good Boys at the Pasadena Playhouse.
Dylan would like to give a huge thank you to the entire BPA family for providing a safe, loving environment for him to discover his passion.
As you might imagine, there are tons of Jim Andersons in the world. For professional purposes, Jim is James E. Anderson III, but he wants you to know, you can call him Jimmah. Jim lives in the Los Angeles area - his hometown - to which he relocated in 2018 to pursue training, inspiration and employment in the world of acting. He has worked in commercials, independent features, shorts and student films and, most recently, was the voice of the Narrator in the BPA production of “B.I. P.I.”
In the age of quarantine, theatres are dark, casting offices are closed and Hollywood is moribund. Writing stories, plays and the obligatory LA pursuit, writing a screenplay, along with creating and self- taping character monologues have kept me in the game. I’m most grateful to BPA, Miranda Feldtman and Liz Ellis for bringing me on board for this project.
Audio Engineer - Matt Hadlock, Creative Coordinator - Miranda Feldtman, Production Manager - Deirdre Hadlock, Director of Operations - Siobhan Maguire, Talk-Back Producer & Host - Matt Longmire, BPA Executive Director - Dominique Cantwell, BPA Public Relations Director - Sally Jo Martine
Our theme music “Swing for Mike” is written and performed by Ranger and the “Re-Arrangers.” Find out more about the band at www.RangerSwings.com.