Friday, April 15, 2022

Axial Theater Presents Free Reading of Short Plays with NAACP and Ovation Award Winner, Bosch Star Dominic Hoffman April 24, 2022

Three-time Emmy© winner and Artistic Director Cady McClain is honoring the Axial Theatre tradition of the development of new plays with this month’s reading of four short plays with special guests NAACP and Ovation Award Winner Dominic Hoffman and star of “Bosch,” DaJuan Johnson.  The offering of plays to be read are written by multiple Award-winning playwrights John Bray (“Rolling My Own”), Jeff Gould (“The Parallel”)  Dominic Hoffman (“The Audition”), and John Mabey (“Native Language”).

Ensemble members participating in the reading include: Dan Walworth, Sandy Rooney, Duane Rutter, Donna Svennevik, Bruce Apar, and Ryan Mallon with stage directions read by Marilyn Collazo.  Additional guest actors include Tom Ryan, Marisa Lowe, and Michael Alva of the Michael Howard Studios Conservatory as well as guest artist James Sweeney.


This is a free reading open to the public on Zoom. To RSVP visit:  
Date and Time: Sunday, April 24th, 2022 at 3PM ET

ABOUT DAJUAN JOHNSONDaJuan Johnson is a consistently working actor who gets it. He just completed his 7th season on Amazon’s longest running drama, BOSCH, which he's been on since the pilot episode! His credits include his ABC backed Emmy campaigned performance on Grey’s Anatomy and the lead role in the Emmy nominated YouTube series The New 30. Credits also include Narcos, NCIS, Suits, Agent Carter, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Days of Our Lives, General Hospital, Private Practice, 24, and Bones. Next up for DaJuan is directing and pitching his personal series, My Life With Boys. 


Dominic Hoffman is a Double Ovation Award winner for his solo show: Uncle Jacques’ Symphony and an NAACP Best Actor Award recipient for his solo play, Last Fare.  Several of his plays have been optioned, including Emmitt and Ava, for which he has written the screenplay. Mr. Hoffman was last seen in Los Angeles as "Henry Brown" in David Mamet's, Race at The Kirk Douglas Theatre. He is also known for his work on The Shield and Grey’s Anatomy.

Axial Theater's Cady McClain was recognized by Deadline for being the first woman to win three Emmys© for her acting work on three different daytime shows. Cady studied theater directing with legendary artistic director of Ensemble Studio Theater, Curt Dempster.  Her documentary on female directors, Seeing is Believing:Women Direct, won the Audience Award at the SOHO Film Festival, a Jury Prize at the Newport Beach Film Festival, and Best Documentary at the Ridgewood Guild International Film Festival, among others, and was released on regional PBS stations nationwide and on Kanopy.  Her memoir, Murdering My Youth has been featured in TV Guide Magazine and on Entertainment Tonight.  To learn more visit:

Axial Theater is a twenty-three year old not-for-profit institution founded by Howard Meyer dedicated to supporting the professional development of the independent voice through audience involvement and a commitment to presenting challenging, intelligent, and culturally relevant theatrical experiences.  

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