Bay Area actor/singer-songwriter/MC, Ashkon Davaran recounts tales of love, loss, and YouTube fame, through a unique backdrop of rock n' roll, hip-hop, soul and the spoken word.
With Special Guests:
ASHKON DAVARAN (@ashkonmusic) is an actor and musician from the San Francisco/Bay Area. He can currently be seen as Balaga in Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet Of 1812. Past credits include the title roll in Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (San Francisco Playhouse, SF Premiere), Max in the new rock opera, JUNK (Concert, Joe's Pub), Pinky in Steven Adly Guirgis's Our Lady of 121st Street (West Coast premiere, SF Playhouse, and Matrix Theater, Los Angeles), and the title roll in Beardo, composed by Dave Malloy (Shotgun Players). Ashkon also appeared as the title role of The Show Goes On Production's The Legend of Sunshine, the second theatrical concert in the ROCK TONIC series. As a rapper and singer-songwriter, Ashkon has released multiple albums and singles, including The Final Breakthrough and Here In The Dark (An Acoustic EP). Ashkon has also been widely recognized for his viral music videos, which have received over 5 million views to date.
Rebecca Naomi Jones (American Idiot, Passing Strange, Murder Ballad), Leslie Mcdonel (American Idiot, Hairspray), Shaina Taub (Natasha, Pierre and The Great Comet of 1812), Natalie Wachen (Rent Off Broadway, Boardwalk Empire), Lauren Marcus (Pregnancy Packed), Rachel Lee (Joe Iconis and Family), and Vinny Pavlish on violin.
And opening Performances by Shaina Taub and Lauren Marcus.
SHAKINA NAYFACK (@shakeenz) is a director, choreographer, producer, and performance artist with a passion for developing new work. World premiers: The Poor Players by Dan LeFranc (Actors' Theater of Santa Cruz), Cosa Rara by Butchlalis de Panochtitlan (Highways Performance Space, Santa Monica). Currently in development: JUNK: A Rock Opera with the Swedish pop band Brainpool, Jahn Sood's new folk opera The Disappearing Man, and The Craft - the Musical with composer Kevin Michael Jones. Concerts include Pieces of JUNK and Disappearing Man at Joe's Pub, Freilich and Benson Split the Keys at NYMF, and three years of Songs by Ridiculously Talented Composers and Lyricists you Probably Don't Know but Should, with 2-time Tony winner William Finn at Barrington Stage Company. Also at BSC: Bashir Lazhar (American premiere), and choreography for Mormons, Mothers, and Monsters, The Game, and Lord of the Flies. As Associate Producer at Barrington Stage highlights include: Joe Iconis' The Black Suits, Rajiv Joseph's The North Pool, Southern Comfort, Becoming Dr. Ruth, and cabarets with Joe Iconis and Family, Tonya Pinkins, Liz and Anne Hampton Callaway, and composers Sam Salmond, Carmel Dean, Nikko Benson, Josh Freilich, Anna Jacobs, and Michael R. Jackson.
Ashkon's YouTube hit from the Bay Area - over 3 million views! "Don't Stop Believin'"
Ashkon's official video for "Hot Tubbin'"
Another SF Giants Anthem from Ashkon
"We Are the Champions"