Poetic Larceny Artists Reveal #21 -- David Ian Lee
DAVID IAN LEE
Playwright, May 4th
We asked the amazing artists of our upcoming staged reading series Poetic Larceny to answer some questions about stealing, beauty, and consequences. Read on for their answers!
Question #1: What is the worst thing you've ever stolen?
One of two gold rings belonging to my grandfather, which I promptly lost. When I broke down, sobbing, and told him what I’d done, he said, “David, I’m ashamed that you’ve stolen, but I can tell you’ve had this on your chest for a while, and it takes a big man to admit his mistakes. And for that, I am proud of you.” And then he gave me his other ring.
Question #2: What is the worst thing that's been stolen from you?
The 2000 Presidential Election.
Question #3: What do you find pretty?
Rain. Starlight. Dancers.
Question #4: What do you find beautiful?
Question #5: If you could steal something beautiful without consequences, what would it be?
Time. Infinite, infinite time.
Bio: David proudly originated the role of Karel Capek in the 2007 world premiere of Mac Roger's Universal Robots. In New York: Ronan Noone's award-winning The Lepers of Baile Baiste, Nat Cassidy's The Reckoning of Kit & Little Boots, Jon Kravetz's Prayer (Fringe 2008). Regional: Actors Theatre of Louisville, Utah Shakespeare, Sedona Shakespeare, Milwaukee Rep, Tennessee Rep, Arizona Rep, Arizona Theatre Company, Seven Angels,