David Zimmerman is an excellent and experienced actor, a fabulous singer who steals a scene and, watch out, your heart. He is overloaded with talent, charm, stage presence, and two other qualities that tip the balance on how he spends his professional time. Those two qualities are love and generosity in heaping amounts.
It seems that David is having far too good a time to keep acting all to himself so in addition to life on stage and in front of the camera, he teaches acting to classes populated by a wide variety of students, some of whom are working actors and others who are on the way, some of whom have no physical limitations and some of whom do.
No matter, ability is ability and not restricted by physical barriers. His school is staffed with actors you know, all of whom share David’s passion to share the craft. Listen to David talk about how he came to include in his classes people with widely varied capacities, including autism, Down’s Syndrome, cerebral palsy, paralysis, hearing and visual limitations.
David’s journey is a powerful reminder of what we share and how to magnify talent. He talks about his philosophy, his students, and briefly about his own life threatening moment that he conquered.
You can hear the joy and his capacity for intimacy in the very sound of his voice, a voice that welcomes others not just into his sphere but into trustable friendship. His love letter? Unusual, gripping and filled with gratitude.