David Jahn's One-Man Show Do You Fear What I Fear?
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Entertaining and touching. I found myself repeating the various situations and
relating them to eveyone's life. No matter who you are or your childhood
memories, you will relate to David's life's Yings and yangs and live thru them all.
David Jahn is a wonderful performer...oh yea,and a really nice guy. (ha..ha... you'll have to see it to get it). GO NOW, before the show closes.
David Jahn is brave and beautiful. I wish him the best.
Feel free to use my name. Sally Toledo.
David was a teacher of mine at the Groundlings about 4 years ago.
Writer and performer David Jahn’s one-man exploration delves into the chaos that irrational fear can create in our lives. David presents us with a hilarious, poignant and inspiring glimpse inside this chaos. On the journey, we meet the colorful characters that contributed to his downward spiral into a world where fear ruled and life had become about merely being alive instead of living.
DO YOU FEAR WHAT I FEAR? debuted at the Groundlings Theatre in 2004 and played to sold-out houses. It was last performed as part of the Groundlings 30th anniversary series of special performances in January of 2005.
_“Fear is just a misperception of reality”. Upon hearing that quote, I was hooked. I had lived the majority of my life in paralyzing fear, and was now determined to learn why – and how to put an end to it. For me, there are two kinds of fear – learned and natural. While driving, I would notice those No Fear stickers donning numerous pick-up truck windows and think, Yeah right. No fear, my ass. In fact, NO FEAR, MY ASS was the original title of the show. Four years later, I had completed DO YOU FEAR WHAT I FEAR? but was afraid to do it. Perhaps that was the point. Feel the fear and do it anyway. Perhaps others had similar stories and could relate.” – David Jahn , writer/performer
p. Alumnus of the famed Groundlings Theatre, David has spent six years writing, performing and teaching in their main company. David hails from St. Charles, IL, and received a degree in music, theatre, and dance from Illinois State University . He recently completed his short film PRO-CHOICE, which also stars Groundlings alumni Phil LaMarr, Mindy Sterling and Patrick Bristow.
David works regularly on television and film while calling LA his home for the last twenty years. His latest television credits include My Big Fat Obnoxious Boss, Reno 911, Frasier, What I Like About You, Running With Scissors, Late Night with Conan O¹Brien and Spin City . Some film credits include Thank You for Smoking, Straight Jacket and Neverland.
At the helm of David’s insightful solo-show are co-directors, father and son legends, Robert and Ian Tucker.
_"I read the script once through and was struck by how funny it was and yet very moving. I decided to direct right then and there,” says director Ian Tucker.
p. Robert Tucker was nominated for Broadway’s 1975 Tony Award as Best Choreographer for _Shenandoah. _Robert has been a working force in theatre, film and television for over forty years. His impressive list of Broadway, film and television credits, combined with son Ian gives them well over eighty years of experience. Beginning as a child, actor Ian Tucker appeared in television, regional stage plays, and seven Broadway shows over his career. He directed plays at the Goodspeed Opera House, touring companies, and regional theatre, often working with his father Robert Tucker. He has been teaching and coaching acting for the past 19 years.