Alan Sewell, is a professional Actor and Voice-Over Talent.
Starting with an undergraduate degree in Communications from Rowan University, followed by 3 years and an MFA in acting from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University (training with Bill Esper, Esper Studio) in 1985, the goal of a career in the performing arts was well underway. Two years later, life took a different direction when, on opening night of an Off-Off-B'way play, I ruptured my Achilles tendon playing basketball (yes… opening night… what was I thinking!?)! That precipitated my life to make a brief “left turn” of 30 years, during which I had two separate careers: small business entrepreneur and software salesman & marketing manager.
With all my experience in business, sales and marketing over the years, my love of working in the Theater as an actor never left me. I’d planned to finish out my business career there and eventually return to the Theater, but the recent untimely passing of a dear friend of mine, Jon Cavaluzzo, reminded me that “eventually” may never come. So… I accelerated my plans, gave notice at my “day job” (AvidXchange) and have returned to the journey I started over 35 years ago.
I’m thrilled to be back in the theater, and acting. While I love working in different periods and styles I have a real commitment to the classics, Shakespeare in particular. It’s a constant learning process that’s both challenging and fun. Beyond that, I play no favorites. I’m hoping I get to do more comedy in the future. There are also a couple of roles that I’m dying to play: the Stage Manager in “Our Town,” Henry Drummond in “Inherit the Wind,” Daniel Berrigan in “Trial of the Catonsville Nine,” Willy Loman in “Death of a Salesman, and Scrooge in “A Christmas Carol.” Oh, there are a couple more, but that’s a heck of a start!
Helen Keller said, “Life is either a great adventure or nothing.” Hard to argue with that!