As actors, the Wise Guys read from work that address issues of life in The Third Act.  Bob reads the role of the Dutch orchestra maestro Mengelburg from Danny Klein’s play, Mengelburg and Mahler; Sam performs a speech from I’m Not Rappaport , by Herb Gardner; and Matt reads a poem by Buff Whitman-Bradley called “Third Cousins,” that speaks […]



Read More Five Wise Guys: Ep. 8: Season Finale — Great Performances

In Episode 3, the Five Wise Guys explore what “the future” means at their age. Which, ultimately, leads to further digging into the notion of mortality. Laughs abound as The Five Wise Guys figure out how to manage what’s coming their way. Meet the Five Wise Guys and hear what they’ve got on their minds — actors, […]



Read More FIVE WISE GUYS: Episode 3

In Episode 2, the Five Wise Guys delve deep into the issues of health, mortality and the value of friendships in The Third Act. Meet the Five Wise Guys and hear what they’ve got on their minds — actors, writers, storytellers all — as they kibbitz about life in The Third Act. Five Wise Guys is the Project’s first […]



Read More FIVE WISE GUYS: Episode 2

Now TAP members and visitors can look in on a group of interesting older guys — actors, writers, storytellers all — as they kibbitz about life in The Third Act. Five Wise Guys is the Project’s first TV show and features writer and TAP co-founder Sam Bittman; actor Jeff Kent; bookman and storyteller Matthew Tannenbaum; author and playwright […]



Read More FIVE WISE GUYS: The Pilot Episode

Here’s an excerpt from I’m Not Rappaport by Herb Gardner who was also the author of A Thousand Clowns. The speech is something of a rant by the character of Nat, an old man who is attempting to intimidate the tenant committee chairman Danforth to drop his plans to fire the aged and near-blind building […]



Read More I’m Not Rappaport

We mourn the loss of our great poet and songwriter, Leonard Cohen, of whose life we will post an appreciation in coming days. For now, given the darkness that has descended on our body politic, it feels most appropriate to remember his words on the source and force and spirit of democracy. Here is the […]



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