Welcome to my much better-looking, easier-to-navigate, modernized, updated, and all around beautified website! Many thanks to Amy Russ, a successful film and tv actor in NYC who has also built an impressive business of website design for actors. I couldn't be happier with Amy's work, not least because she was enormously patient with me, as I waffled about design decisions along the way (nearly always bouncing back to her original suggestion.)
Going forward, I'm hoping to update this news page regularly--say, at least once every two weeks, probably more often--as well as contribute more regularly to my recently-revived blog, NOTES ON ACTING. My NEWS page will consist primarily of professional updates. NOTES ON ACTING will continue to range widely to any subject that catches my eye.
Acting is only one project in my current portfolio. I'm also actively working on an original screenplay (I keep succumbing to distractions, but am making good progress; I hope to start the second draft soon), and have taken up scuba diving again. I'm now enrolled in a course that will PADI certify me as a DIVE MASTER, which will allow me to lead certified divers in a resort or instructional setting, assist PADI INSTRUCTORS in teaching Open Water certification courses, feel more secure about my own diving skills, and understand better the management and safety challenges of working with divers on a movie set, which is important, because diving is featured in my screenplay.
On top of all this, MY summer's off to an excellent start! I'm road bicycling frequently, indoor rock climbing, diving, and will soon head off to Alaska for a two week vacation, before coming back to NYC to rehearse PROTEST, by Vàclac Havel, for the Alliance for New Music-Theatre (see below)....
Whenever I complain to my Mom, she says, "David, you say you like to keep busy," I then remember she's right. So, all's good, on my end! I hope it is on yours, as well.