Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Spotlight On...Patrick Darwin Williams

Name: Patrick Darwin Williams

Sumter, SC

BA from University of South Carolina, and MFA from the New School for Drama

Select Credits: The Seagull (Medvedenko, The Inerart Theater), "Girl's Guide to Depravity" (Joey, Cinemax),  "Archaeology of a Woman" (Jack,Sundance Channel),  Den of Thieves (Flaco at The New School for Drama), Private Lives of the Master Race (59 east 59th), Dylan (Angus Marius, City Tech)

Why theater?:
Nothing can recreate the thrill of performing in front of a live audience.  It was either rock star, mime, or theater.  My parents wanted me to be a doctor...

Tells us about Little Piece of You:
Little Piece of You tells the story of a tightly knit group of childhood friends who grow apart and back together over the course of several years.

What is it like being a part of Little Piece of You: Its been fun to connect and collaborate with this group of New School Alums from different graduating classes, and backgrounds.

What kind of theater speaks to you? What or who inspires you as an artist?: I love theater that makes people laugh, cry, cheer, and celebrate. To me theater should resemble the excitement and rush of a sporting event. Maybe I'm crazy...

Any roles you’re dying to play?: I would love to play Tom from Glass Menagerie. That's all I want.

What's your favorite showtune: I don't know if this qualifies; Any song from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory makes me happy except for " Cheer up Charlie."  That one's a downer.

If you could work with anyone you’ve yet to work with, who would it be?: Gene Hackman... I want to work with Gene Hackman (hopefully he will come out of retirement for my opportunity)

Who would play you in a movie about yourself and what would it be called?:
I think that Super Bowl MVP Aaron Rodgers and Gold Medalist Michael Phelps should play themselves in the movie, "Has Anyone Ever Told You that You Look Like Patrick Williams?"

What show have you recommended to you friends?: I recommend that everyone watch "Breaking Bad".  It should be government mandated. 

What’s your biggest guilty pleasure?: I enjoy staying in with my friends and playing Settlers of Catan.  I'm a geek... total geek.

What’s up next?:
I am filming an episode of "Deadly Sins", performing improv at different venues, and continuing to train and hone my craft like the other millions of actors in this city. I have to stay sharp.

For more on Patrick, visit patrickdarwinwilliams.com