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An acerbic comedy about a stubborn twelve year old boy looking for answers to his father's mysterious death who stumbles into the backyard of a
foul-mouthed recently divorced English teacher bent on drinking herself to death. 17 min.
Written and directed
by Brian Dilg
written and directed by Christine Turner
2017 Sundance Grand Jury Prize/ Best Direction (Nominated)
“Hold On” is an Alzheimer’s short about a busy young man reluctantly taking care of his grandmother for a day. Guest starring as Sharon
Crossing the Line
written and directed by Andre Fuad Degas
Is a story of Khadijah, a Muslim High School female track runner, who defies gender and cultural expectations when she falls for an all-American Football player. A modern day Romeo and Juliet set in NYC.
Kristina Asriyan-Lorca as Khadijah
JoAnna Rhinehart as Coach Almira
NY Shortsfest/ May 31, 2017
Socially Relevant FFestival/NY (World Premiere)
Pictured (L-R) Kristina Asriyan-Lorca, Maya Rhinehart,
J. Rhinehart, Sherise Powell, and Gabby Cocco
Black Women in Medicine: The Time is Now
Documentary written and directed by Crystal Emery
Chicago Tribune: 'Black Women in Medicine' relays struggles, triumphs of doctors.
Review by Janice Neumann- 2/6/2017
"The best filmmakers are those who know how to put together a great team," Emery said. That team included cinematographer Bobby Shepard (director of photography for the movie "Freedom Riders")."When you have an expert eye like that, you get a depth, you get a color, you get the best of the business. So I can tell a story, but he made telling a story look great," Emery said. Emery also said she wanted to make the film a healing one, from the spunky music that marks its beginning scenes to the black high schoolers who speak hopefully about their future careers. It ends with an inspiring "Amen," sung by JoAnna Rhinehart.The doctors in the film often recount their struggles with humor."I was at a conference a couple of days ago and it was just assumed that I was not the surgeon," said Ellis, the cardiothoracic surgeon. "They finally said, 'Who's going to be doing the operation?' I said, 'Uh, that would be me … honest to goodness."
Estelle Parsons scheduled to direct revival of The Last Days of Judas Iscariot
at LaMaMa Written by Stephen Adly Guirgis March 9-26 2017
New York Times: For 'Judas Iscariot' A Courtroom Drama of Epic Proportions
by Laura Collins-Hughes March 13, 2017
JoAnna Rhinehart as Henrietta Iscariot
Michael Billingsley as Jesus
Estelle Parsons Directs The Last Days of Judas Iscariot at The Actors Studio
Written by Stephen Adly Guirgis - 2016
" As Judas mother, Henrietta, Rhinehart enters, explaining the wretched conditions of her son’s death in an impassioned monologue. Rhinehart’s brilliant delivery, plus real tears, alerts the crowd that they’re about to watch something very special ensue." Huffington Post 1/20/16
The Big Broadcast on East 53RD
written by Dick Brukenfeld directed by Charles Maryan
February 3-25, 2017
BroadwayWorld Review: "Think Big with TBB on East 53rd at the TBG Theatre"
New York TheatreWire: “The Big Broadcast on East 53rd”
A Comedy about Fake News and Alternate Facts
by Beate Hein Bennett Feb. 5, 2017
L-R (top) JoAnna Rhinehart, Bill Tatum,
Chris Thorn, John Patrick Hayden,
Alexis Bronkovic, Catherine Vargas (AD)
L-R Brianna Pohr (SM), Kate Loprest,
Dick Brukenfeld (writer) Charles Maryan (Dir)
Olivia Mancini (ASM)
Sex with Strangers
Written by Laura Eason
Directed by David Saint
“Entertaining and inquisitive” - The New York Times
“A satisfying ping-pong match of wit and personal style!” - Phindie.com
"Kyle Coffman as Ethan and JoAnna Rhinehart as Olivia master the essence of their roles. Their excellent portrayals of the two lovers keep the show completely captivating." Broadway World.com
George Street Playhouse
The Philadelphia Theatre Company
IN WHITE AMERICA
BY MARTIN DUBERMAN Directed by CHARLES MARYAN
Winner of 2016 Audelco Award for Best Revival
"JoAnna Rhinehart riveted my attention as Sojourner Truth, and with her powerful rendering of the blues “Before I’ll be a slave, I’ll be buried in my grave and be free.” She was able to embody many diverse characters with equal strength and very painful testimony with incredible self-control."
"JoAnna Rhinehart's performance is a wonder of pain and strength!"
The Village Voice 11/3/15
"Rhinehart presented a multilayered performance filled with sadness, eagerness and anger as she reflected on the first day of school (from that morning to her arrival) for Elizabeth Eckford, the 15-year-old girl who integrated Central High School in Little Rock, Ark., in 1957." New York Amsterdam News 11/5/2015
Cast with Charles Maryan and Martin Duberman (ctr)