The Beat Goes OnWritten by Randy Kovitz
A inconsolable widower tries to retreat from life, but a pushy neighbor interferes.
The Mind Behind the Production
Randy Kovitz is a veteran actor who’s television credits include “Parks and Recreation,” “Supah Ninjas,” “Fringe,” “E.R.,”“The Practice,” “King of Queens,” and many others. Film credits include the soon-to-be-released “The Fault in Our Stars” and the George Romero films “Dawn of The Dead” and “Knightriders,” among others.
He appeared on Broadway in Burn This with John Malkovich and Joan Allen, Othello with James Earl Jones, Christopher Plummer, Diane Weist and Kelsey Grammer and Macbeth at Lincoln Center. Regional theater credits include Yale Rep., American Shakespeare Festival, Laguna Playhouse, L.A. Theatre Center, Shakespeare Festival/L.A. and many others.
Pittsburgh audiences have seen Randy in shows at the Pittsburgh Public Theater, Playhouse Rep, P.I.C.T., Bricolage, barebones and others. Most recently, he played The Librarian in the solo show Underneath The Lintel for 12 Peers Theater. In Los Angeles in the 1990’s, he fronted the spoken word band, “Lies Like Truth” and has played drums in many other live and studio projects over the years.
He wrote and directed the short films “The Specials” and “Lightweight.” Both have played at film festivals around the country. “Lightweight” was awarded the jury prize for best short last spring at the Worldfest-Houston film festival.
As a fight director, Randy stages violence for many theaters in town, as well as for film and video projects. Randy also teaches acting at the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama, directing at the Point Park department of cinema and leads private acting workshops.