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  • When did you know you wanted to be an actor?

    Posted by David on July 12, 2020 at 7:07 pm

    I remember taking an acting class in high school, but it was a joke. The most memorable thing about it was the teacher’s halitosis. He had the kind of breath you could smell even when his mouth was closed. Yikes.

    When I was in elementary school at Orca, I had an incredible dance/movement instructor, and as I kid I loved to dance and did a bit of singing, too. So, I suppose I had the performance impulse to or training as a kid.

    It was not until college that the acting bug really bit. Luckily I was already performing with the Seattle University choir when I had my first ever theatre audition (!!!) – that story later – so I was not completely intimidated when I was cast in The Threepenny Opera!

    How about you?

    David replied 2 years, 4 months ago 2 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Angela

    July 12, 2020 at 7:26 pm

    I knew I wanted to act when all I ever did was act. As a kiddo, we were very poor growing up, so you had to have an imagination. The ground is lave, this stick is a sword and I am a magical fairy goddess. Then an agent’s daughter, saw me acting, literal doing a pee wee impression, I was 7 years old. And she went up to my mom and said “my mom is an agent and she would LOVE your daughter, has she taught of acting before?” The rest is herstory 🙂

    • David

      July 13, 2020 at 11:42 am

      That’s a great story. Especially the Pee Wee Herman stuff. I’d like to see that impression. 🙂