E I N S T E I N !

Jack Fry, also known as “Mr. Fry” because of a previous work entitled They Call Me Mister Fry, is an award winning playwright, actor, solo artist and formally a teacher who lives in Los Angeles, California.   He’s also a working actor/director/producer in various film and TV projects.  You can read of more this type of work by clicking here.

EINSTEIN! is Jack Fry’s latest creation for the solo world. EINSTEIN! was the HIGHEST GROSSING SHOW of the Year for the Lick Observatory which included a SOLD OUT RUN with tickets selling out in less than a week (at $140 each raising almost $20,000).  We also had multiple sold out runs including Sierra Madre Playhouse and the STEM Festival in NYC.  It was the only SOLD OUT RUN in the festival where multiple shows were added.

He was just recently selected as one of the BEST PERFORMANCES from the New York, Delaware, Philadelphia, and New Jersey stages for his New York performances of EINSTEIN! by DC Metro Theater Arts in Washington, DC.

EINSTEIN! was a PICK OF THE FRINGE and an ENCORE WINNER from the Hollywood International Fringe Festival and selected as TOP 10 SHOWS TO SEE at the New York International Fringe Festival along with a SOLD OUT RUN.  Another distinction includes being selected BEST ACTOR of the London Fringe Festival for his portrayal of Albert Einstein by the London Free Press in Ontario (click here).  During this time, he also received rave reviews whose show was considered one of the best of the festival (click here). 

Jack burst out on the solo scene with a one man international hit called They Call Me Mister Fry (click here) which is autobiographical story about his first year teaching 5th grade in South Central Los Angeles.  With over 350 performances, it is described as a “hilarious, tear breaking, yet true story about an intercity teacher.” 

They Call Me Mister Fry is a comedy/drama that has won 7 festival awards, played 3 months off Broadway, performed two Command Performances for the Department of Education in Washington, DC with Arne Duncan in attendance, and even received an endorsement from Stephen Colbert from The Colbert Report.

Jack has starred in various independent films and has been seen in numerous stage productions through out the LA area.  He has trained in the Meinser Technique,The Shakespeare Company, Mark Travis Solo Workshops.  Additionally, he’s studied with Robert Rusler, Improv with Jeff Michalski, Adam Roake’s Film Acting Lab, and has developed his writing techniques under the tutelage of TV veteran writer/director Tom Blomquist, and vocally coached by Peggy O’Neal.  He has acted in and done voiceover work for over 30 educational films geared towards children and distributed in classrooms nationwide through Media, Inc.

A Few Venues

Santa Monica Playhouse, CA 

Benjamin Russell HS, AL 

UCLA, Schoenberg Hall, CA 

Lick Observatory, Mount Hamilton, CA 

UC Davis, Wright Hall, CA 

UC Berkeley, Zellerbach Hall,

Sierra Madre Playhouse

Carolina Theater, Durham, NC 

American Association Physic Teachers Conference, Provo,UT  

ACANSA, Little Rock, AR  

Hillcrest School, LA, CA  

Paul Robeson Center of the Arts, Princeton, NJ 

Academy of Music Theatre, North Hampton, MA 

Center Square Theater, Cambridge, MA 

Under St. Mark’s Theater, NY 

Patricia DiChiario HS, Yonkers, NY 

Pella Opera House, IA

The DaVinci Camp – summer school for 6-12 graders, LA

JCC PAC, Dayton, OH 

Berman Center Detroit, MI 

Mitzel Arts and Cultural, CO

Yorktown HS,  DC 

South Adams HS, Berne, IN

JCC PAC, Indianapolis, IN

Basile Theatre,  IN

American Jewish University

(PAC), Los Angeles, CA

Lounge Theater, LA, CA 

  To name just a few!
(We ran out of room!)