I am smitten with cycling around Oahu. And before you ask, yes I wear a helmet.
I have not been as adventurous in discovering the different areas to ride on this island, I revisit the areas of interest. I never tire of it! I tend to be a homebody at heart but one would not know that by my open spirit. I have a childlike interest in diversity wherever it may dwell. Family is created by the brief interaction with the clerk at the coffee shop, the stranger on the bus, the cat needing a pet, or the tourist in need of directions.
This spirit of discovery is what brought me to the theatre. I was infected with the bug quite young as a boy acting with the Wichita Children’s Theater. I was a also a member of the choral groups offered at school which fueled my desire to perform. It was not until my early twenties that I took this pursuit to another level with private acting lessons in Boston. This led me to the American Repertory Theatre Institute at Harvard University. Upon graduating, I went to NYC, then LA, and most recently Dallas.
I find the journey through the eyes of Chester Kimmich in the play much akin to my own. It is rare that a role parallel ones own personal journey. I find this to be the case with this role. I define myself and movements through life much like Reverend Kimmich. On the outside, one can easily be distraught with this process because of the uncertainty it entertains. Much like the vog that ensues the Big Island. However, it is through this eruption that paradise is revealed. This presents a challenge as an actor to be firmly rooted with the Earth. I hope this makes sense.
I am so grateful to TAG for the inclusion into their family. The process is congenial and without conflicts. Though none of the acting talent is paid, this does not impede the professionalism and creativity brought to the stage. The spirit of community resides here.
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
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