Tuesday, March 11, 2008

March Featured Actor - Daniel Parvis

A former member of the “Worker Bee” Apprentice Company of 05-06, Daniel Parvis will be a fixture on the Tavern stage for our next three productions, Of Mice and Men, A Midsummer Nights Dream, and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead.

During his childhood, Daniel moved back and forth between Texas and Utah. He moved to Georgia when he was ten, then went back to Texas for his first two years of college at Southern Methodist University, before moving back to Georgia to receive a BA in Theatre at UGA in 2004. Daniel told me that joining the Apprentice Company really made theatre a focus in his life.

Since completing his Apprenticeship Daniel has been on stage at the Shakespeare Tavern many times with roles in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Troilus and Cressida, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Love’s Labour’s Lost, The Taming of the Shrew and King John.

His favorite role so far in Shakespeare was the 2007 production of The Taming of the Shrew where he played Biondello. In Non-Shakespeare, he enjoyed playing Lucky in Waiting for Godot at the University of Georgia.

His Dream roles are Iago in Othello, Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet and Tom in The Glass Menagerie.

When I asked Daniel what his favorite line in Shakespeare is, he responded with a line from Love’s Labour’s Lost:

“Love’s feeling is more soft and sensible than the tender horns of cockled snails.”

Daniel says that he is happy in Atlanta, but would like to work more in film.

When discussing his role in Of Mice and Men, Daniel says that Slim is very strong, centered and confident. He is not driven by ego and is very kind. He has authority. He feels that Slim is very much a grown up role.

Daniel finds inspiration in the work of Johnny Depp, Christian Bale, Matt Damon and Ewan McGregor.

Something that you didn’t know about Daniel? He cheats at Monopoly every time he plays. Oddly enough although he may be stealing from the bank the entire time, he never wins.



Rivka Levin, Development Director said...

I've seen Daniel in rehearsals for Of Mice and Men, and have been very impressed with his beautifully understated delivery. I can't wait for the show to open!

Mary said...

Plus the cowboy hat is hot!! :)

Stephanie Weinraub said...

Just three words on Daniel Parvis, from Midsummer Night's Dream:

"I'm a man!"

Anonymous said...

Daniel is a talented actor and is maturing in every role. AND, he is a very nice person!

Anonymous said...

Just saw Daniel as Mercutio. WOW! Mercutio was always my favorite character and Daniel NAILED it! Great job!!!

Lucy said...

He looks so much like his mom! He's a very talented man with a very talented mother!