The Open Mic Podcast with Brett Allan

Actor Gregg Daniel | Acting and Life is an Ever Evolving Process

Episode Summary

Brett talks with Actor Gregg Daniel. With over 100 film credits to his name. most notably Reverend Daniels in "True Blood" and now Easley Barton on the break out ABC series, "For Life". We covered a lot, from humble beginnings, always perfecting your life craft, building sustainability and relevance, plus much more. Enjoy!

Episode Notes

As an accomplished theatre director, Gregg is the Artistic Director of the Los Angeles-based Lower Depth Theatre Ensemble, and was nominated for a 2013 NAACP Image Award for helming the Los Angeles production of Elmina's Kitchen, which also won the NAACP Award for Best Ensemble for 2103. Prior to that, his stage direction included 2009's acclaimed production of Tom Stoppard's Heroes, Sybyl Walker's Beneath Rippling Waters, Lee Blessing's Cobb, and Frank McGuinness's Someone Who'll Watch Over Me.

Gregg also directed the world premiere of solo performance artist Joyce Guy's War Stories at the Los Angeles Theatre Center and at St. Mark's Church in New York. For Theatre 150 in Ojai, California, he directed Athol Fugards' Sizwe Bansi, Diana Son's Stop Kiss, and the 2004 Pulitzer Prize winner, I Am My Own Wife by Doug Wright.
 

A trained theatre actor from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, Gregg's stage acting credits Shakespeare Center of L.A.'s production of Romeo & Juliet, the Williamstown Theatre Festival productions of Back Country Crimes, and Gogol, The Mark Taper Forum's Joe Turner's Come and Gone, the Pasadena Playhouse's Jitney, Actors Theatre of Louisville's Master Harold, Hartford Stage Company's Peer Gynt, and South Coast Repertory's Fences, and Death Of A Salesman.

In this episode we discuss the concepts of acting, how its an ever evolving process, and if there is anything else in life you want to do besides acting, do that. We covered these topics and much more!