Hello again, let me introduce myself. My real name is David, not Buzbet, as my profile suggests. Buzbet is a character I created for a short story I'm writing.
I recently graduated from drama school, retraining as an actor. I originally started off as an actor, but for the last few years (apart from doing a variety of odd jobs to survive [as the arts isn't a financially secure profession]) I went into directing plays.
I got into directing by sheer accident; I had finished working as an usher at the Donmar Warehouse Theatre. As I was looking for another job, my guitar teacher suggested that I should apply for a job at the Kings Head Theatre. I came across an eccentric old timer called Syd (who had one been an ex con [who had known the likes of the Krays] was running the lunch time theatre slot @ the Kings Head. I asked him if he needed any assistance & with his gruff cockney accent said "Fuck yes. Can you operate a lighting & sound desk?". I said I never had but none the less he took a gamble on me & hired me as his stage manager. From then on we became friends & he gave me my first ever directing gig & he also promoted me as associate director in his company. I will always be in his debt. Thanks Syd.
A couple of years ago while I was working as an usher @ the English National Opera, a friend of mine who also worked there suggested we should produce a show in aid of a charity. We got a group of friends of ours who also worked at the ENO, to write, direct, act, play music & stage manage the show. The show was called "Buskers" a variety show, but it was influenced by "Monty Python" & "The Young Ones" in style - surreal & anarchic. We raised nearly £700 for the N.S.P.C.C. I wore many hats for that show, apart from producing the show, I adapted the scripts, played the guitar and acted in one sketch. We had so much fun, I realized how much I missed acting and also how rusty I'd become. That was then I decided to return to drama school to to improve my acting skills.
I've grown up with the arts all my life as my folks and my younger sister are visual artists.
There are other things that I enjoy that bare not entirely to do with arts: I enjoy swimming, Japanese swords, the occasional gardening, seeing friends, cooking, playing the classical guitar and writing short stories and poems.
I am a sensitive, a little shy, romantic and occasionally stubborn late 30 something year old. Or is that strong minded? Who knows. I also I have a surreal sense of humour. Not everyone entirely understands it.
A while back I broke up with my ex girlfriend. Friends suggested I should join a dating agency. At first I was reluctant, but I am glad I have because I have made some very nice friends on OKC. Although I am not currently in a relationship, I am looking for friends only at the moment. But the situation may change, who knows?
I am Artistic, Spiritual, and Romantic