THE GREENWAY ARTS ALLIANCE PRESENTS
A RIVETING ONE MAN SHOW WRITTEN AND PERFORMED BY GRANT SULLIVAN AND DIRECTED BY SAL ROMEO
OPENS JUNE 15 FOR A LIMITED RUN
LOS ANGELES, CA June 15, 2012- The critically acclaimed one man show Shadowboxing will return to Los Angeles for a limited engagement to the Greenway Court Theater June 15th, 17th and 22nd-24th. Grant Sullivan stars in his self-written, autobiographical solo show. Proceeds from this event will support arts education programming for Fairfax High School students.
Shadowboxing is the honest narrative of a street kid finding purpose and honor both inside and outside the boxing ring. A fast-paced, sharply written, and intensely personal memoir, Shadowboxing charts the rise and fall of a young boxer through Sullivan’s stream-of-consciousness prose and pugilistic motion. Through its physicality and rapid patter, Shadowboxing immerses audiences in one man’s life. Sullivan, boxer turned actor, stars in this exhilarating yet emotional tale. Pierson Blaetz, Artististic Director at Greenway says “We're thrilled that Grant is willing to bring back Shadowboxing to the Greenway stage as a benefit for our young people. He is a brilliant actor and a world-class boxer; A perfect combination for a powerful night of theater.”
“Shadowboxing packs an emotional wallop… Sullivan’s visceral confessional is a wry, kinetic tour de force and a moving parable about manhood itself…Takes top prize for unforgettable effect.”- David C. Nichols, L.A Times
Grant Sullivan was born the youngest of five boys and raised in Pittsburgh PA during the decline of the Steel Industry. He was schooled on The Corner of Grad and Cloverlea by some fantastic teachers: Ducky, Goober, Ozone, Chopper, Toaster, KO, Macky, Beefy and many, many others. He boxed out of Hogan’s Gym on 8th Ave. in downtown Pittsburgh and had the opportunity to work with many great trainers in Lee Spellman, PK Pecora, Big Al Anderson, Eddie Miller and David Kadir. After hanging up his gloves, he traded one stage for another and performed numerous plays on both the East and West Coasts. After Oscar-Nominated Director Mark Rydell saw Grant in a performance of Shadowboxing, he cast him alongside Ray Liotta, Danny Devito, and Forrest Whitaker in the film Evenmoney. Grant is a lifetime member of The Actor’s Studio and currently resides in Los Angeles. Shadowboxing, which was nominated for an Ovation Award, is the first production of his original written work.
The mission of Greenway Arts Alliance is to unite the community through art, education and enterprise. A nationally recognized innovator, Greenway has created a world class model of how a non-profit arts organization can thrive while operating 99-seat theatre that welcomes emerging artists, students, and seasoned professionals alike.