David Blue, local playwright, director and performer

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Spend 69 Seconds With local playwright, director and performer David Blue.

01.Your first job.
My first job was as a clerk with the provincial government. It was a summer job when I was sixteen, a very, very, long time ago!

02.The job you wanted as a child.
I wanted to be an actor or dancer, or ruler of the universe/ Seriously though, I have always wanted to work in the arts.

03.What gets you up in the morning.
My dog demanding to go out, or my husband snoring. Even though I am not morning person I am up by six am to get to the gym.

04.What puts you to sleep at night?
I’m fifty! I fall asleep by ten p.m. !!!

05.Favourite stage play of all time.
My all time favourite show, not counting any of my own plays, is Company by Stephan Sondheim!

06.Favourite song and/or artist.
Of course it is from the show Company, “Being Alive” The song is of one man’s quest to love, his need to feel love. His search to find that one person, who’d make me come though, to always be there, as frightened as you, to help us survive….. Being Alive….

07.One word your best friend would use to describe you.
Just one? Hmmmm, I guess it would be, “creative”. All right, I hope it would be creative. It would most likely be “scattered”!

08.The one thing a visitor to Vancouver simply cannot miss…
The one thing not to miss in Vancouver is La Casa Gelato! Yeah we have the beautiful mountains the fabulous beaches but face it they don’t hold a candle to the 200 favours plus of ice creams and gelatos at La Casa Gelato!

09.Complete this sentence: On Sunday mornings I…
Let my hubby sleep in and take my wonderful dog for a long walk, then go for brunch with the hubby and possible good friends.

MEET David Blue

David BlueDavid Blue is a local playwright, director and performer.

He is a former dancer, a scholarship student with Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal and Les Grand Ballets Canadiens. He was the founder and Artistic Director for both Rainy City Gay Men’s Chorus and Raving Theatre.

He has written several plays including: The Most Happy Fag in the World, Happy Birthday, Memoirs of a Single Gay White Male, James’ Mother and Six Grooms a Bride and a Gun. His plays have currently been performed in Vancouver and Ottawa. A French translation of his play Memoirs of a Single Gay White Male, will open in 2010 in Montreal.


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