David, it is GREAT to have you back at TAG, where you were last seen playing Vanya in Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. I did not get a chance to speak with you during that production, and so I wanted to take a few minutes today and get to know you a little better. Can you tell all of us a little bit about yourself and your life?
I’m a transplanted New Yorker since 1997, and am still adjusting to the new world of Oahu. When I can’t get someone to drive me to a destination, I walk/ride my bike/take the bus. One day I will pass my road test. Creative expression is my thing, also communion with nature and the arts. I’ve lived in Waikiki, Mo’iliili, Kakaako, and Punchbowl. I currently live in Kalihi. I go to museums and movies, and sometimes on Sundays I go to the Aloha Stadium Flea Market and Kam Swap Meet. I worked as a waiter at The Plaza Club, and at the Sunset Grill and Tower Grill Restaurants. Now I just wander around, hoping for a good part.
Back in 1987 in New York, a friend of mine channeled a spirit guide who told me that acting would be a very creatively rewarding pursuit for me, and that I would find it to be more accessible than I thought. So I went to my first audition and got cast in my first acting role as a police officer in a show called “The Old Merry-Go-Round”. That started the ball rolling for me and I’ve been acting ever since.
I play Reed Van Druyten, a man who lost everything that was important to him – money and love and position and power, and now he struggles to go on without them. It’s a meaty role and a great opportunity to explore and express the feelings of someone in these dark circumstances in the powerful scenes of John Patrick Shanley’s beautifully-written play.
Storefront Church is running from September 4 – 20th, 2015. Click here to reserve your tickets online or call to make reservations at 808-722-6941. The Actors’ group is located at Dole Cannery Square in Honolulu, HI.
2014-2015 Fund Drive Campaign
Please don’t forget, TAG is still in the midst of their 2014-2015 Fund Drive Campaign. Help us reach our $100,000.00 goal! Donate online by clicking this link, or send your tax deductible donation to:
TAG – The Actors’ Group, 650 Iwilei Rd, Suite 101, Honolulu, HI 96817