THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO JOSH: A 28-Year Gentile Bar Mitzvah by Josh Rivedal

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By the time Josh Rivedal turned twenty-five, he thought he’d have the perfect life—a few

years singing on Broadway, followed by a starring role in his own television show. After which, his getaway home in the Hamptons would be featured in Better Homes &

Gardens, and his face would grace the cover of the National Enquirer as Bigfoot’s not-so- secret lover. Instead, his resume is filled with an assortment of minor league theatre, an

appearance on The Maury Povich Show—a career sidetracked by his father’s suicide, a

lawsuit from his mother over his inheritance, and a break-up with his long-term girlfriend.

Tortured by his thoughts, he finds himself on the ledge of a fourth floor window,

contemplating jumping out to inherit his familial legacy. In turn he must reach out to the only person who can help him before it’s too late.

Based in part on his acclaimed one-man show, The Gospel According to Josh is a comedic and poignant true-to-life tale of love, loss, struggle, and survival—a

gospel account of one young man’s passage into manhood—his twenty-eight-year Gentile bar mitzvah.

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Josh Rivedal is an actor, playwright, and

international public speaker. He wrote and developed the play, The Gospel According to Josh, which has toured extensively throughout the United States and Canada, and will be making its premiere in the UK in November 2014. The American Association of Suicidology recently added him to their newly formed Suicide Prevention Speakers

Bureau. In November 2013, the American

Foundation for Suicide Prevention added his memoir The Gospel According to Josh¼ to

their recommended reading list. He wrote

the Spanish language Christmas musical Rescatando la Navidad, which opened in Miami in 2013. He has two new books in the works for release in 2015—The I’Mpossible

Project, and 2016—Juan Carlos: The Boy King and the End of the World¼

As a voiceover actor, Josh has lent his voice numerous national television commercials,

audiobooks, and animated projects including the role of Hippo in Scholastic’s Rabbit and Hippo In Three Short Tales, the narrator of Julianne Moore’s Freckleface Strawberry and the Dodgeball Bully, and description for seeing impaired children for NBC’s Tree Fu Tom.

He previously served on the board of the New York City chapter of The American

Foundation for Suicide Prevention. He currently serves on the advisory board for Elijah’s

Journey, a Jewish response to suicide prevention.


Skype: joshua.rivedal




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