Whose Life Was This, Anyway?: An Accidental Career in Performing Arts Leadership.

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Gary Bolen at Arts in Progress
New Location: The Press Club
1123 Fremont Boulevard, Seaside
$10 Admission Fee



Arts Habitat will present Monterey Peninsula College's Theater Arts Chairman, Gary Bolen, at Arts in Progress (AIP) on Tuesday, April 28, 2015, for a presentation entitled Whose Life Was This, Anyway?: An Accidental Career in Performing Arts Leadership.


AIP takes place the fourth Tuesday of each month from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The Press Club is located just in front of the Monterey County Weekly office building, at 1123 Fremont Boulevard, at the corner of Williams Avenue and Fremont Blvd. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. for socializing, eating and drinking; the program runs from 7:30 to 8:30; and the last half hour allows time for one on one conversation with the presenters and continued enjoyment of the evening. Food and beverage are available for purchase from the on-site concession, Perfectly Pressed. 


Gary Bolen, Actor, Director and Theater Arts Educator, holds B.A. and M.A. degrees in Theater from Cal State University Fullerton and an M.F.A. in Acting from UCLA. 

A member of the Screen Actors Guild/AFTRA and Actors' Equity, as well as, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Mr. Bolen appeared in dozens of television dramas, sit-coms, soap operas, and national commercials. He appeared on stages throughout Los Angeles prior to his employment at MPC. He has served as a Blue Ribbon Peer Panel judge for the EMMY Awards and is currently a judge for the Screen Actors Guild Awards. A highlight of his career at MPC was the production ofLes Miserables in the summer of 2013. Most recently he directed OklahomaThe Taming of the ShrewDracula and The Jungle Book and will be directing Sweet Charity this summer. His last acting appearance was as Nick Flanagan in The Guys in the MPC Studio Theater.