By Lisa K. Berton
This good-natured, New Jersey native and resident, is an RV salesman by day and a community theater director by night. With his wife Erin's love and support, John Blackwell pours his blood, sweat, and tears into helping to create multi-nomination award shows. John himself is currently nominated for a Perry Award from the New Jersey Association of Community Theaters for directing Hair for The Road Company.
John's interest in theater began in sixth grade when he performed as a singing cowboy. In high school, he took part in one production. At twenty-three, he took his first acting class at a local community college and has been auditioning for community theater ever since.
John's acting credits include:
In his own words
I wanted to be able to paint the picture.
I like Ron Howard
Probably [Robert] Dinero, Dustin Hoffman, Kelsey Grammar.
Two people that have mentored me in the theater. They are Pat Apoldite and Suzanne Jones.