David began his journey towards becoming a professional actor when he was one of only 30 students accepted into Mount Lawley Senior High School’s Special Visual and Performing Arts program. Within the program he was able to go on tour to Paris and London to further his training and in Year 12 he was awarded the position of Arts’ Captain. Post school, David continues to further his skills, knowledge and versatility by immersing himself in training and performance opportunities as well as writing, directing and producing original theatre.
Prior to joining the team, David had worked alongside many other trained actors so in his workshops for The Experience Lab he is motivated by the experience of working with people who have never thought of performing. Doing roleplay work for Health Faculty students at Curtin University for example, was a challenge that prompted him to quickly adapt his skills so that he engaged the people who didn’t align themselves to the arts, in the arts.
One of David’s many strengths in roleplaying and improvisation for The Experience Lab is his growth mindset. He perceives the workshops as not only a learning experience for the clients and participants, but as an opportunity to develop his own knowledge and skills.
His theatre experiences outside of The Experience Lab include roles in the Western Australian Youth Theatre Company’s (WAYTCo) “Fish Out of Water” and BoyGirl Theatre’s FringeWorld show “The Raver”. He is a Youth Advisor Committee member for WAYTCo and is producing a theatrical FringeWorld show with Brushstroke Productions.
When he has the opportunity, David enjoys honing his skills as a singer and didgeridoo player and maintains a high level of fitness through activities such as running, swimming and cycling.