Danny Ashkenasi is an American theater/film director, composer, actor, writer and producer born in Berlin, Germany. His first short film “The Tell -Tale Heart – a musicabre” played at over 80 film festivals, winning over 65 awards. His second short “The Pit and the Pendulum – a musicabre” is starting its festival run, already receiving many awards. Danny has created numerous music theater pieces that span a variety of styles from musical comedy to experimental. Among them, “Witches” has enjoyed dozens of productions in Europe and NYC and “The Song of Job 9:11”, “beTwixt, beTween and beTWAIN”, “The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre” have been performed repeatedly in NYC, as well as Toronto and Connecticut. In addition to Twain and Poe, Ashkenasi has also musically adapted literary works by Herman Melville and Langston Hughes, and, most recently in “Speakeasy”, reimagined Lewis Carroll’s Alice stories in the sexual underground of the Roaring Twenties.

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