REVIEWS: Red Velvet at STNJ

David recently closed his successful and critically applauded run of "Red Velvet" at Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey in September 2016. Here's what local critics had to say about the regional premiere of this immediately relevant and important piece: Patrick Maley, NJ.com (Sept 15, 2016) 'Red Velvet' at Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey is a gripping history lesson But the proceedings get considerably more interesting in the play's latter half, particularly because we come to understand Aldridge as a complex, nuanced person. One long debate between Laporte and Aldridge results in a blockbuster scene. The director is pulled between his…
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THEATER: Red Velvet at STNJ

David is delighted to be returning to the acclaimed Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey to portray Pierre LaPorte in their production of Red Velvet. This marks the New Jersey premiere of award-winning British playwright, Lolita Chakrabarti’s true-life story of Ira Aldridge, an African-American actor and the first black man to appear as Othello on the London stage. This compelling tale of a pioneer artist from the 1800’s is fascinating, heartbreaking, and immensely relevant for our day and age. Red Velvet will run from September 7 - September 25, 2016. For more information on the production, visit the STNJ production website.…
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THEATER: “Johnny On A Spot” at ACT

David will be featured in ACT's latest entry in the Endangered Species Theater Project, "Johnny On A Spot". The staged reading will take place one night only, on Monday August 8 at 7PM. For more information and tickets, visit the ACT website.
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THEATER: “Shining City” at Island Stage Left

David made his return to the unique Puget Sound institution, Island Stage Left, for their production of "Shining City" by Connor Macpherson. The thought-provoking production was a great success, with full houses throughout the run leading to added performances. David played former-priest-turned-therapist Ian. Performances ran November 13 - December 6, 2015. To view photos from the production, click here.
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BWW: ACT’s Christmas Carol “Alive with Magic”

Congratulations to the cast of ACT's 2014 production of A Christmas Carol! Early performances have been a hit, and BroadwayWorld.com has weighed in with a very positive review (Dec 1, 2014): ACT and Director John Langs completely nailed it again and then some. I saw the production last year of ACT's Seattle tradition of "A Christmas Carol" and found myself struck by how well they conveyed this classic tale. And as much as I enjoyed it last year there was something even more magical and special in the air for this year's production (or they spiked my eggnog) as I completely…
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