Frank Blocker
Actor and playwright, "Blocker steals the show" - NY Times

Plays include award-winning Southern Gothic Novel (2009 Drama Desk Award nomination/Solo Performance), Fearless Moral InventoryEula Mae’s Beauty, Bait & Tackle, Good Jew (w/ M.S. Changar), Patient Number (Inner Voices Social Issues One-Act Play Winner), Suite Atlanta (Fn Productions/78th Street Studio Theatre), Kiss and Fade (Short Attention Span Play Festival, Boston), The Wisconsinners (Dubuque Fine Arts Center), Air Marshals (w/ brother Captain James Blocker, OKC Fire Dept.), Chameleüns (w/ Rochelle Burdine), Macbeth: The Murder Mystery(w/ Lydia Bolen-Gordon) and Alice, a musical, with composer William Wade (The York Theatre Development Series, Emerging Artists Theatre’s Notes From a Page, MITF). Frank also edits and publishes the Stage THIS! Series of 10-minute plays and monologues, and edited sci-fi novel The Slaves of Votarus. He is a member of The Dramatists Guild of America and a member of Actors’ Equity Association, SAG, and AFTRA.

As an actor, Blocker appeared off-Broadway in The Deep Throat Sex Scandal, receiving a stream of glowing reviews for his performance as Tennessee attorney Larry Parrish.  He received a Drama Desk Award-nomination for Solo Performance for self-penned Southern Gothic Novel.  He made his television debut in season 12 of Law & Order: SVU, and will be seen in the upcoming short film Lester and Maryam. Favorite theatrical roles include Roderick Usher in Steven Berkoff’s Fall of the House of Usher, Mr. Peachum in The Beggar’s Opera, Edward II, and as a prisoner on the streets in the Obie-winning West Village/East Village Fragments.  He is best known for his character work and ability to switch roles in a second. He frequently appears on the NYC stages in experimental works and readings, as well as appearances with Peculiar Works Project, Forbidden Kiss at Stage Left Studio, and Blakkapricorn Productions’ Meditations on a Theme, to name a few.  Directing and choreography credits include So Long On Lonely Street, Graceland, Joseph/Dreamcoat, Pamela Parker’s Dreams of Martha Stewart and Lunacy.

"Apparently, Mr. Blocker can act in any position." - NY Times