Sunday, August 11, 2013

Spotlight On...Daniel Dambroff

Name: Daniel Dambroff

Hometown: Dobbs Ferry, NY

Education: B.A. Psychology, Ithaca College

Select Credits: Film- "Brilliant Mistakes" (Marcus Wright, Osiris Entertainment); Theater – Tech Support (The Chips, Manhattan Repertory); The Weeping Game (Micha, Gallery MC)

Why theater?: It's always dynamic through and through. You become one with the audience and they one with you. It is a journey that you share together and every night is different. Further, unveiling your soul for others to witness is probably one of the most honest ways for others and the self to learn what it means to be human. This particular kind of energy is only shared in theater.

Tell us about 2&2: 2&2 follows my character Tommy Hanson. As the play opens up we find him ill tempered and full of self-blame due to a tragedy he's learned about. He meets and is attracted to his sister's fiance, David, who helps Tommy forgive himself of his past, allowing him to move forward with life. Stay tuned: laughter and drama ensue.

What is it like being a part of 2&2?: It's truly awesome. It's unlike any role I've ever done before. The content has forced me way outside my comfort zone, allowing me to grow as a person. Also, to have such a selfless and talented cast and creative team has provided me with the courage to try and try and try again. We also laugh a lot in rehearsal. We're really good at that as well.

What kind of theater speaks to you? What or who inspires you as an artist?: As much as I love comedy, I've always been drawn to heavier topics. I'm a pretty light spirited and care-free person, so this juxtaposition has always had an appeal to me. Inspiration really comes from any moment in life. You just have to choose to let it in. We spend so much time in life getting from point A to point B that we miss the little things along the way. Yes, there are big things to focus on, but if we miss the little things we can never be fully inspired by the big things.

Any roles you’re dying to play?: Biff: Death of A Salesman, Edmund: Long Day's Journey Into Night, Eugene: Broadway Bound

What’s your favorite showtune?: “Music of The Night” from Phantom of The Opera

If you could work with anyone you’ve yet to work with, who would it be?: Christopher Plummer. He's just about at close to perfection as you can get. I'd also like to kiss Jennifer wouldn't even have to pay me for that gig.

Who would play you in a movie about yourself and what would it be called?: Toby Maguire is my Doppleganger so he's got the part. It would be called “The Soundtrack of My Life”

What show have you recommended to your friends?: Anything that goes up at the T. Schreiber Studio. Absolutely one of the best off-off Broadway companies.

What’s your biggest guilty pleasure?: Hot sauce and peanut butter. Unfortunately, the universe is flawed and they probably don't go well together.

What’s up next?: I'm in discussions for a couple film projects that have been green-lit for the Fall. I will know more in the coming couple of weeks!!

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