I Chose The Creative Arts feat. Desmond Dennis (018)

In this episode, I speak to actor/writer/director, Desmond Dennis (@desmondedennis), one of Jamaica’s most talented actors, as we traverse his journey to theatre and his current life as a creative in Jamaica.

In this episode, I speak to actor/writer/director, Desmond Dennis (@desmondedennis), one of Jamaica’s most talented actors, as we traverse his journey to theatre and his current life as a creative in Jamaica.

  • In a sentence/a paragraph, who is Desmond Dennis?
  • Where in Jamaica are you from?
  • Were you a child that liked to tell stories or perform?
  • Tell me about early schooling?
  • Did you do any acting in primary school?
  • When is your birthday?
  • Tell me about your high school life?
  • Who are some of the forces behind the creative power of Glenmuir High School?
  • Are you acting from 1st form in high school?
  • Comment on the importance of receiving validation?
  • Did you believe in your own talent from early out?
  • What are your next moves after high school?
  • What kind of subjects were you doing in high school?
  • Is acting even a real career in Jamaica?
  • What groups were you in university?
  • Summarize what ‘Tallawah’ is?
  • Tell me more about the productions you have been in?
  • Tell me about CARIFESTA?
  • What are some of your personal challenges when taking the stage?
  • How do you channel a character, especially if you have never lived their lives?
  • Do you get nervous before going on stage and why or why not?
  • Is there an experience to come out of a character, and what is that like?
  • What are the things you find most challenging to do as an actor?
  • Do you think people underestimate what goes into the craft of acting?
  • Do you regret choosing the Creative Arts and if so, why?
  • Tell me about your personal hopes for your future?
  • Have you considered pursuing your career outside of Jamaica?
  • What words of advice do you have for young actors and actresses?


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NOTABLE QUOTES:

“I want to create and do things that people will remember, and remember for all the right reasons.”

“I want to do a piece of work that forces people to talk about what the issues are, and come up with solutions.”

“You have to be consistent.”


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