Moti Buchboot

My first acting experience came as an alternative to detention in school. I was Jacob, the paramedic,
in "The Battle on the San Simon Monastery". A three man play depicting the last hours of a fight
during the Israeli War of Independence, directed by Tzipi Katz in Israel. After coming to the United States acting found me
again at Santa Monica College, where I studied and played multiple roles in the production of the musical
"Chess." The rigid structure of college classes did not agree with my otherwise sunny disposition. Which
led to my exploration of other acting possibilities. This includs the Singing Ensemble of the musical "Funny Girl,"
directed by Lewis Wilkenfeld at the Thousand Oaks Civic Center. Giant Blunderbore, in the production of
"Jack and the Beanstalk the Panto,"directed by Michael Ashton at the Lobero in Santa Barbara. Soon after,
I was introduced to Martha Gehman. Besides further exploring acting and creativity, studying with Martha
helped me realize that more than anything I am an Artist. Also, under her direction, I created a tango dance
monologue which was performed as part of "Pieces of Eight" at the Met theatre in Los Angeles. I was fortunate
to book a few TV appearances on the History Channel, PBS and MTV. I also to participate in a several independent
film and video productions and student projects. The end of 2004 found me with the need to chart my own artistry.
This led to my creation of "Love, Loss, Lust and a Tango," an evening of music, theatre and dance at the Barnsdall Theater.
In 2006, along with Deborah Greenfield, I created "Dialogos." A stage dance show where I had the chance to combine
storytelling with music and video. I wrote, directed and acted in "Soul dance." A dance film telling the story of
a dance instructor who experiences difficulty coping with the loss of his dance and life partner.
I most recently studied comedy improvisation with Amy Seeley at The Second City.

Jack and the Beanstalk

Pieces of Eight


Love Loss Lust and a Tango

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