An Interview with new Ensemble Member David Raposo
Tell us about yourself.
I come from a coastal town in Massachusetts, I've been in the city for about five years now. I spent some time working on a cruise ship directly after college -- an interesting experience! I'm a semi-addicted comic book collector with a strong love for the art work of Skottie Young. Iron man is my main squeeze, but my favorite is the Ultimate Fantastic Four; I really loved seeing Reed Richards descend into evil madness.
What made you interested in ensemble work?
My interest in ensemble work comes from my initial training as an actor. When I started acting at school, we began with sense work -- which, while a fine method, really wasn't clicking with me. But when I started practicing Viewpoints (the movement/generating system created by Mary Overlie and developed by the SITI Company), it made me much more aware of the space and people around me. Viewpoints gave me a way to take the world around me and work my way inwards, instead of being in my head and trying to force my way out.
What are your favorite things about life in NYC?
My favorite thing about NYC is that this is the place where you can make so many significant connections. This where all the like-minded people (to me) are, so when I go forward in life I'll carry those connections with me.
What do you like most about working with BrickaBrack so far?
What I like most about BrickaBrack so far is the writing work we do. I love being able to write -- it's a part of me that I've kept dormant for a long time. I did some classes in college, but I've never shared so much writing until now. It excites me that the contributions I make can help push projects in one way or another, and I'm also influenced by the writings of my fellow ensemble members.
See David in our upcoming project, Lights Across the Field - workshop showings on July 21st & 23rd!
Musings by the BrickaBrack Ensemble