4 • 27 • 2018 ••• I SPILLED BEER ON ELIZABETH TAYLOR

w/ actor-singer-producer Kevin Spirtas (co-creator of the web-series After Forever)

Dennis visits the San Fernando Valley home of actor-writer-producer Kevin Spirtas to talk about the new web-series he co-created and stars in After Forever, about two gay men in love who had it all until one day they didn't. Kevin talks about the origins of the project, connecting with co-creator Michael Slade, how they got it made, how they got the money to make it, shooting in NYC, casting actors like Mitchell Anderson and Michael Urie, playing love scenes and doing the ugly cry. He also talks about his work on the soaps Days of Our Lives and One Life to Live and the crazy storylines he got to play. He also recalls standing by for Hugh Jackman on Broadway in The Boy from Oz, talking himself into a audition for A Chorus Line on Broadway, and working on slew of slasher film sequels like Friday the 13th Part 7 and The Hills Have Eyes 2...but never getting murdered. He also talks about doing in the hit gay play The End of the World Party in Los Angeles in the 1990s when so many people were dying from AIDS. He talks about his journey to being an out actor in Hollywood and the gay film Green Plaid Shirt that changed his career. He also talks about becoming a producer on Broadway shows like Finian's Rainbow and Priscilla Queen of the Desert and that time he spilled beer on Elizabeth Taylor. www.afterforevertheseries.com


4 • 17 • 2018 ••• NOBODY'S LIVING THE DREAM BUT ANDY COHEN

w/ Damaged Furniture playwright Howie Skora

Dennis stops by the Whitefire Theater in Sherman Oaks to talk to Howie Skora, the playwright behind the new comedy hit "Damaged Furniture," a play about a mid-level Hollywood actor who returns to his hometown of Brooklyn when a death happens in the family. Dysfunctional family hilarity ensues. Howie talks about the inspiration for the play, working with director Jim Fall, finding the perfect recliner for a key plot point, casting actors to play characters based on his parents and his favorite scenes to watch with an audience. He also talks about the sabbatical he took from his day job a few years ago to focus on writing, how writing plays has opened doors--or not--in Hollywood and the frustration that led him to switch gears from screenwriting to playwriting. Other topics include: political correctness, the movie he saw when he was way too young to see it, stealing books in college and getting caught and the hilarious fight he got into with his sister over coffee at the Tranquility Hotel. https://damagedfurniture.brownpapertickets.com/


4 • 2 • 2018 ••• KEY WEST COLLAGE

w/ George Fernandez, J.T. Thompson, Dennis Beaver, Paul Menta and Clint from Key Lime Bike Tours

Last summer, Dennis had the opportunity to spend a few days in Key West, Florida on a press trip for Man About World magazine and grabbed short interviews with five local businessmen: George Fernandez from the Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory; J.T. Thompson, founder of the One Human Family movement; Dennis Beaver, founder and curator of the Tennessee Williams Key West Exhibit; Paul Menta, Executive Chef at the Stoned Crab restaurant; and Key Lime Bike Tour guide Clint. Topics include: why they love Key West, fisherman trading cards and the ever popular Friday night tradition Cock Shot. http://www.fla-keys.com/

 On the Key Lime Bike Tour w/ Our Guide Clint

On the Key Lime Bike Tour w/ Our Guide Clint

 On the Key Lime Bike Tour w/ Our Guide Clint

On the Key Lime Bike Tour w/ Our Guide Clint

 On the Key Lime Bike Tour w/ Our Guide Clint

On the Key Lime Bike Tour w/ Our Guide Clint

 The Tennessee Williams Exhibit

The Tennessee Williams Exhibit

 The Tennessee Williams Exhibit

The Tennessee Williams Exhibit

 The Tennessee Williams Exhibit

The Tennessee Williams Exhibit

 The Tennessee Williams Exhibit w/ founder Dennis Beaver

The Tennessee Williams Exhibit w/ founder Dennis Beaver

 The Stoned Crab

The Stoned Crab

 The Stoned Crab

The Stoned Crab

 The Stoned Crab

The Stoned Crab

 The Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory

The Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory

 The Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory

The Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory

 The Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory

The Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory

 A plaque honoring the One Human Family movement

A plaque honoring the One Human Family movement