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News: Upcoming Smartphone Theatre project (07-18-24)

News: Dark Shadows Remembrance Weekend summary and link to view authorized video of Lara Parker's life celebration (07-18-24)

News: Link added to Terror at Collinwood podcast episode featuring The Great Nick D (07-18-24)

Air Dates: Updated through July 17 (07-04-24)

News: Trailer, poster, promotional image of David, release date, and ordering information for The Great Nick D (05-23-24)

Books: Direct sales of books ended on Tuesday, April 30, 2024. All book orders placed before that date will be honored. (04-30-24)

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Upcoming Appearances and Projects

Smartphone Theatre

David continues to work with his former co-stars Kathryn Leigh Scott (Dark Shadows) and Susan Sullivan (Falcon Crest) on sequels to What Friends Do, written by Susan and presented via Smartphone Theatre. Check back for updates on the next installment. In the meantime, read about previous episodes here.

Latest Releases

The Great Nick D

The Great Nick D

David Selby appears in The Great Nick D, the latest film project from director Ansel Faraj (Loon Lake, Todd Tarantula). The film is described as "A sweet-natured comedy following a washed up 90's porn star now a Venice Beach nobody, who gets a second chance to restart his mainstream acting career in order to win back the Oscar nominated actress girlfriend from his past." The Great Nick D is directed by Ansel Faraj and Nathan Wilson and produced by Faraj, Wilson, and Kelly Kitko. It premiered in late February at the 2024 Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival. The film arrived on Blu-ray on June 11, 2024 and is available from Amazon. Penny Dreadful spoke to the writers, directors, and cast of The Great Nick D, including David Selby, on an episode of her Terror at Collinwood podcast. The YouTube version of the episode includes video of the participants and additional visual materials.

David Selby in The Great Nick D

Watch the trailer below.

A Casualty of Indifference

A Casualty of Indifference

A Casualty of Indifference is David's latest novel.

Drugs shatter a loving family when Mary Ellen Heater’s grandfather discovers her body while searching for cans and bottles at the local garbage dump. A tale of murder, drugs, and dirty dealing expose the terrible opioid problem crushing American families everywhere.

Mary Ellen Heater’s grandfather discovers a body while searching for cans and bottles at the local garbage dump. On closer inspection, he recognizes the body as his oldest granddaughter, Mary Ellen’s sister. It appeared to him that she had been shot twice in the head at close range. The grandfather’s discovery leaves the family shattered. Against her father’s wishes, a devastated Mary Ellen, determined to solve her sister’s murder, convinces her older brother to persuade the local kingpin of a known ‘drugs for guns’ place called “Deadend,” where her brother works, to hire her. She does not inform her brother why she wants the job, other than needing money. She does not mention her determination to gain information that will help solve her sister’s murder. Mary Ellen puts her promising singing aspirations on hold and with her grandfather’s help, she sets out on her quest to avenge her sister’s murder…which will have ramifications for the whole community.

The novel received an Honorable Mention in the General Fiction category from the 2019 Paris Book Festival.

A Casualty of Indifference is available in print and Kindle formats from Amazon (paid links).

Dark Shadows Audio Dramas from Big Finish

David has reprised the role of Quentin Collins in Big Finish's ongoing series of new Dark Shadows audio dramas.

Dark Shadows Bloodline

The latest release with David is the Dark Shadows miniseries Bloodline which focuses on the marriage of David Collins and Amy Jennings and features the return of Dr. Julia Hoffman with Julie Newmar stepping into the role.

Recent Appearances and Projects

Dark Shadows Remembrance Weekend

Dark Shadows Remembrance Weekend

Cast members of the original Dark Shadows series gathered with fans for Dark Shadows Remembrance Weekend on July 5-6, 2024. Events took place at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport. Guests included Roger Davis (Jeff Clark), Lisa Richards (Sabrina Stuart), Kathryn Leigh Scott (Josette/Maggie Evans), David Selby (Quentin Collins), James Storm (Gerard Stiles), and, appearing in pre-recorded segments, David Henesy (David Collins), Marie Wallace (Eve/Jenny Collins) and Donna Wandrey (Roxanne Drew). Previously announced guests Nancy Barrett (Carolyn Stoddard) and Jerry Lacy (Rev. Trask) were unable to attend.

Prior to the weekend events featuring the actors, fans had the option of participating in a trip to Greystone Mansion and Gardens in Beverly Hills on Friday, July 5. Greystone served as Collinwood for the 1991 Dark Shadows series as well as the 2004 CW pilot. The house has also appeared in some of David's projects, including Falcon Crest, The Social Network, and Todd Tarantula.

Events at the Marriott began with a celebration of life for Lara Parker (Angelique). Admission to this event was free. David Selby read "Angelique," a poem he wrote in the voice of his character, Quentin Collins, speaking to Angelique. The poem appears in his book, Light and Shadows, and he had read it at previous Dark Shadows events that Lara Parker attended. An authorized recording of the full life celebration event is available on YouTube.

On Saturday, July 6, the sold-out event commemorated Jonathan Frid's (Barnabas Collins) 100th birthday. Activities included a luncheon, charity memorabilia auctions, a Q & A with the cast, an autograph session, and a reader's theatre performance of selections from Jonathan Frid's letters to his mother during Dark Shadows by David Selby. The reading was conceived and directed by Mary O'Leary, director of Dark Shadows and Beyond: The Jonathan Frid Story (paid link). During the reading, David used a music stand that once belonged to Dark Shadows composer Bob Cobert with a lamp attached to it in the style preferred by Jonathan Frid when he presented his one-man shows. Fans in attendance received a gift bag with an assortment of items including a DVD copy of the Frid documentary and copies of books by Kathryn Leigh Scott and David Selby.

Terror at Collinwood Celebrates Quentin Collins' 55th Anniversary

On December 16, 2023, David joined Penny Dreadful on the Terror at Collinwood podcast to mark the 55th anniversary of the debut of Quentin Colliins on Dark Shadows.

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In Your Corner

Dark Shadows alums Kathryn Leigh Scott, David Selby, and Susan Sullivan returned to Smartphone Theatre in In Your Corner, Sullivan's sequel to 2022's What Friends Do, once again under the direction of Asaad Kelada.

In Your Corner Poster

In Your Corner finds lifelong friends Bevi (Sullivan), Ruth (Scott), and Max (Selby) sharing their broken hearts over the loss of Harry (portrayed in What Friends Do by the late Mitch Ryan) when they too recognize their own ticking clock which comes with some startling trepidations and discoveries. In Your Corner will pull your heartstrings while challenging you to reach out and hug those you call family, no matter the distance.

Watch below.

Be sure to check out David's previous appearances on Smartphone Theatre as well: