Introducing David Adams, playing Abraham Jonkers/The Author in VALLEY SONG! David appeared in the poignant and charming solo show, JESUS, MY BOY, here at PT in in 2008. He is thrilled to be back to tackle one of his favourite playwrights, Athol Fugaard.
Select theatre credits include:
This past theatre season, he performed the role of Big Davey in the Stanley Theatre’s smash hit musical BILLY ELLIOT,prowled Kolkata’s steamy streets in Touchstone Theatre’s BROTHEL #9 at The Cultch and Cavorted in RCYB’s NUTCRACKER, as magical Grand Uncle Drosselmeyer. Following VALLEY SONG, David joins the company at Bard on the Beach in MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING and THE WINTER'S TALE, this summer.
Place of birth
Cape Town, South Africa
Where did you study theatre?
UBC Theatre Dept.*
Recent or favourite theatre credits/awards?
THE TEMPEST (St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival, Ottawa), URINETOWN THE MUSICAL (Firehall Arts Centre), MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (Tarragon Theatre - Toronto), TEAR THE CURTAIN (The Electric Co/Stanley Theatre), LES MISERABLES (Western Canada Theatre, Kamloops), SHOWBOAT (Live Entertainment - 1st National Tour).
What are your hobbies, skills, or work outside of theatre?
I’m in the process of earning my wine sommelier accreditation (WSET) and am conducting some tours during the upcoming Vancouver International Wine Festival.
Where can you be found online?
Facebook page - David M. Adams
Do you have any personal connections with the content of the play?
Oh yes!! I was born Klerllnge or Coloured (mixed race) during apartheid in South Africa. I've always been fascinated by how my people have adapted to the new government structure without institutionalized racism as its core. Now that everyone has the 'freedom' to be, how have the old ways and deep rooted caste system changed -or have they??
South Africa is a long way from Vancouver -almost as far away as you can get! Here's a chance to share with Vancouver audiences, some of the beauty and issues facing that amazing country of my birth!