"Whether it is being applied to a fictional person or a real person, the word “character” means precisely the same thing: What a human being is willing to do in order to achieve those things which they want, and the grace they are able to demonstrate in the face of the obstacles which will invariably arise along the way.
Writers get to tell us what their fictional people want, but we must decide what we want, ourselves. The Actor’s Gym exists in order to help actors build “character” in both senses, onstage and off."
- David Perlow, Studio Director
Classes at The Actors Gym meet once a week, every week, on a monthly basis. With class size limited to twelve actors, scenes work for half an hour, speeches for fifteen minutes, and all material is assigned based on each actors artistic desires and needs.
A graduate of the NYU Tisch Drama School, David began his career as an actor, making his Broadway debut in the TONY winning 2010 revival of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, before appearing in over 1000 performances as the role of Fiyero in WICKED. As a director, he has been on the teams of five Broadway productions, most recently serving as Associate Director of the TONY winning revival of ONCE ON THIS ISLAND. As a teacher, he has worked with the drama departments at NYU Tisch, UT Austin, and many other universities across the country.