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MAKE YOUR SHOW: storyevolution

Make Your Show: Story Evolution is a series focused on how to potentially develop existing stage works into on-screen stories. In our first episode, writer Jennifer Peterman's monologue "Babe" is read by veteran TV and film actor Tony Head, followed by a discussion with Make Your Show's Jason Cicci and John Cramer.

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I'm a writer living in NYC. For like, a really long time. I was a stand up comic until I decided to stop being that unhappy and write my own characters and their stories. I developed a TV pilot "Gotham Cooks" with my collaborator Tom Gualtieri that garnered the attention of Director Oz Scott ("Black Lightning", "Gotham", "For Colored Girls..."). This script is poised to pitch to networks in 2021. I taught Writing for Character Development and Performance at Juniata College in Huntingdon PA. My current project: "Character Works!" through AM ARTS ONLINE is a self designed curriculum being developed for 5th-8th graders in a homeschool setting. Teaching kids that "Character Works!" 


For further inquiry on my work or classes I can be reached at

the project: "BABE"

"BABE" is being developed through workshops and readings like this one at Make Your Show. His story is told in tandem with his wife "ANNELLE." Both characters were inspired by a couple that I waited on in a NYC restaurant in 2009. I've waited on thousands of people in my 30 years of restaurant life. Faces are plentiful but a person's character and story is rare to find with such love and intensity. Taking care of this couple was like finding an unpolished yet coveted gem! 

the cast: TONY HEAD

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Tony D. Head is an award nominated actor who returned to New York City in 2014 after being away from the business for over 20 years. Since then he was featured in the critically acclaimed off Broadway production of Hounds of War at the Abingdon theatre. Tony also played Major Bobby Reed in the HBO hit series "The Wire" and has appeared in HBO's "The Corner", "Veep" and numerous other prime time shows including more recently HBO's "The Deuce" in a recurring role and CBS's "Madam Secretary".  Tony also appeared in "Joker", directed by Todd Phillips.

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