FRANK TABBITA
Beat Angel  Writer, Actor and Executive Producer

Frank plays Gerard Tripp in Beat Angel, and has served as a Writer and Producer on the project from its inception.

His stage credits include a small role as Jack Kerouac in Janis, a musical about Janis Joplin; the role prompted an interest in the Beat Generation writer, and his research led him to Vince Balestri's one man play Kerouac: the Essence of Jack, which became the inspiration for Beat Angel.  Frank later produced two runs of Essence in Seattle.

Frank has performed leading roles in A Streetcar Named Desire, Dracula, When Ya Comin' Back Red Ryder?, Waiting for Godot, The Man of La Mancha, Grease, and The Sound of Music, among other roles in both dramatic and musical productions.  Frank is also a singer, instrumentalist and award-winning songwriter.
On film, Frank played a gang leader in With These Hands; he played Debra Winger's date in Paper Man, a short film made from a Tom Robbins script;
and he has a role in The Happiest Moment of My Life: Take Two, directed by
Thomas Phillips.

Frank recently created the role of Tesla, in a one-man show he wrote with Michael Newlight, a Bellingham writer and associate producer of Beat AngelTesla explores the life and work of Nikola Tesla, one of history's greatest inventors.


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