Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Spotlight On...David L. Williams
Hometown: Born in Pittsburgh, grew up in South Florida
Education: Cornell University
Favorite Credits: The Winners, Spake, Tess' Last Night, The Johnny, and The Armageddon Dance Party
Why theater?: Because I've been making theater in some way since I was a kid and it hasn't lost its appeal.
What inspired you to create There’s a Light on Yonder Mountain?: Having worked with aMios on several different kinds of shows, when they call and ask me to be involved with something, I say yes!
What kind of theater speaks to you? What or who inspires you as an artist?: Any theater where the artists have strong ideas and don't shy away from them. Most disappointing theater I've seen comes from artists starting with good, innovative ideas and then, halfway through the piece, giving them up for more conventional methods. Even if I don't agree with the choices they've made, I'm happy to take the ride with them.
If you could work with anyone you’ve yet to work with, who would it be?: Julianne Moore and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. In fact, I have the perfect play for them (if they feel like emailing me for career advice).
Who would play you in a movie about yourself and what would it be called?: I wouldn't want a movie made about me. I'm happy to have a boring actual life and a rich fantasy life that I put into my writing.
What’s your biggest guilty pleasure?: I'm proud of all my pleasures
If you weren’t working in theater, you would be _____?: Depressed.
What’s up next?: More writing.