As always, I'm available for private coaching. Need help with an audition for a film, TV show or play? Want to work a monologue? Need career advice? Just click here: Private coaching
I've also written a solo show--Oh Jesus or An Actor, a Cynic and a Savior Walk into a Bar. You can watch a piece of it here
Meantime, I'm a working actor and director:
Here's What's Up!
October 22 - November 21, 2015
I'll be playing Lyman in Other Desert Cities at Circle Theater. I did it two years ago at Theatre Three and most of the cast of that production is reuniting for this one. We're adding Dana Ashley Schultes as Brooke along with Connie Coit, Cindee Mayfield, Jeffrey Burleson and me. Directed by Steven Pounders. Click the pic for tickets and more info
Here's the cast (photo by Timothy Long)
December 2-19, 2015
Romance in D
By James Sherman
Directed by BJ Cleveland
Break away from the usual Christmas fare to enjoy this heartwarming play guaranteed to laugh away any holiday doldrums. Romance in D covers two holiday traditions—Hanukkah and Christmas—two apartments, two romances, and twice the fun. Romance in D is a lovely story of hope and possibility as well as the joy of finding love in unexpected places. Click the pic for tickets and more info
I'll be reading Shakespeare's Venus and Adonis and The Rape of Lucrece on successive nights for Shakespeare Dallas' Complete Works Series at the AT&T Performing Arts Center. A very rare chance to hear this lyric poetry read aloud! Dates will be released in Fall 2015. Click the pic for tickets and more info
May 6-23, 2015
I played Henri in Heroes by Gerald Sibleyras (Translated by Tom Stoppard) and directed by Gene Ray Price for 130 Productions. With Cliff Stephens and Francis Henry.
Aug 21-Sept 20, 2014
I played Lou in Stella and Lou by Bruce Graham at Circle Theatre with Lisa Fairchild and Eric Wilder, directed by Robin Armstrong.
"Davies’ Lou is one of those guys you can’t help cheering for. Graying and handsome, he’s the steady-as-she-goes captain of the bar, willing to listen to one more story. Still, he’s been through the grinder of grief himself—and it shows. When moved by a memory or a plea, Davies’ voice grows husky and wrenches slightly, but he keeps going."
Martha Heimberg--Theater Jones
Mar 5-Mar 22 2014
I played Al in Finishing School by Elaine Liner amd directed by Gene Ray Price for 130 Productions with Larry Randolph (in photo), Ellen Locy and Catherine DuBord. Due to illness, Larry was replaced by Gordon Fox
Nov 21-Dec 15, 2013
I played Lyman in Other Desert Cities at Theatre Three with Connie Coit, Lydia Mackey and Cindee Mayfield.
l-r Lydia Mackay; Connie Coit; John S Davies Photo:Jeff Schmidt
"Theatre Three boasts some of Dallas' strongest actors in its cast, too, notably Davies and Mayfield. They do bruised emotions superbly, moving as if their characters are bone-weary from sadness. When Davies finally releases Lyman's pent-up rage in the final moments, the play at last feels like it has achieved an honest human sentiment." Elaine Liner--Dallas Observer
I directed Brian Witkowicz in David Marquis' I Am A Teacher (Part 2), which played Oct 15-20, 2013 at The MAC in rep with parts 1&3
Directed by Rene Moreno
"Most of the show’s humor arises from the interplay between the ‘friendly” domineering ghost father and gently befuddled Curtis. Graner’s Curtis enters into the comic repartee with an openhearted, unsuspecting innocence; and Davies’ ghost nails every laugh line like a wry Johnny Carson with a favorite guest."
May 1-May 18 2013
Directed by BJ Cleveland
"Davies possesses amazing reactive skills, and he employs them with subtlety that is wonderfully effective in the intimate performance space at the Bath House Cultural Center on the banks of White Rock Lake. His Gus evolves gradually, reluctantly, from brooding loner to tentative out-reacher."