The players and crew...
Box Lunch stories started as an experiment and an educational opportunity for a small group of actors and film makers. For the actors, the question was, "Can we take what we've learned and experienced in our acting class, and actually transfer it to the screen?" For the film makers, the perennial question - now within the context of digital production technologies: "How much bang for how little buck can we get?"
And so, Box Lunch Stories were born.
We work from a smattering of improvisation, original scripts and just digging into the old joke book to bring fresh, easy-to-share, short entertainments to the web screen.
Please enjoy: And learn more about us and our players in these pages.
Don R. Williams (ensemble and producer) is an actor and acting teacher whose appearances on film, television and the web run the gamut from cold-eyed politicians and gangsters to warm and caring clergymen; from deranged killers to hapless henchmen; from soup to... well you get what we mean. See him in episodes of "The O.C.", "Aquarius", "State of Affairs" and "Criminal Minds"; film releases like "Shake" and "Harmon"; and internet series like "Caribe Road." Don also teaches an acting class and does private coaching. It is from this pool of talent many of our players are drawn. Check out Don's Web Site at: don-r-williams.com.
John J. Doherty (producer, director, cinematographer, editor, web designer...) Over the course of his career, John has produced, directed and worked as jack-of-all-trades on hundreds of film, video and multimedia projects around the world (his IMDB Page is here.) In addition to managing the technical and business affairs for New Musical Theater of San Francisco, he works full-time as the Senior Media Specialist for FX Palo Alto Research Laboratory (www.fxpal.com) – through which he shares several patents for multimedia technologies – and has taught Motion Picture/Video Lighting at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. John is also a member of the New Musical Theater of San Francisco, Inc. Board of Directors. Box Lunch Stories and New Musical Theater of San Francisco represent more steps in the long road he has taken to be close to musicals and the idealized “Show Business” he saw depicted in “Singin’ in the Rain” on TV in the 60’s.
Trevor Doherty (music) A graduate of the Juilliard School, Trevor has been composing music since a very young age, of late creating works for short films, advertising, documentaries, and now our little group (his IMDB Page is here and - for some odd reason - here, too. ) Enjoy a wide sample of his work at trevordoherty.com
Victoria Lee Williams (writer, ensemble performer) is a stage trained actor with degrees from College of Marin and San Francisco State University, having appeared in hundreds of shows across the US. Just starting to work in film, video, TV and voice over she's making the adjustments and trying to get more and more work. In keeping with Tennessee Williams adage, "Love is the most important thing to pursue and share," since she was a mere 4 years old, Victoria has been sharing stories of love and uplift. She and her service kitty, "Tennessee", provide therapy for Veterans, children and seniors. Check it out at: tennesseethetherapycat.weebly.com
Deborah Adair (writer, ensemble performer) loves seeing the entire creative process at work on any film or commercial project. Sacramento-based, she has appeared on commercials, television,and print advertising. Her favorite roles so far have been as a truck driver with an anger management problem on "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover," and Becca in her self-produced series "Set the Table" (watchsetthetable.com). Deborah is currently working on her first horror film role in beautiful Amador and El Dorado counties. Find her at SFCasting.
Sarah Lee (writer, ensemble performer) is a bay area based actor appearing in various commercial, film, and print work. She found her love for acting while gaining a BS in Biology from UC San Diego and has continued to hone her craft with training in the Meisner Technique and at the American Conservatory Theatre. Her collaboration on “Lost and Found” as a writer has inspired an interest in filmmaking, particularly writing and directing. Besides film, she is also passionate about ending domestic violence, serving as a crisis line peer counselor at WOMAN Inc.
Samantha Coutts (ensemble performer) joins us from Don's Scene Study classes. She's recently starred in the short films "Stargazer" and "Unbreakable Bonds" Find her at Actors Access.