Name: David Jansen
Hometown: Niagara on The Lake, Ontario
Role/Position: Director of TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE
Thousand Islands Playhouse: You’re stranded on one of the 1000 islands. Other than food and water, what three items would you take with you?
David Jansen: Photo album of my family; the complete works of Shakespeare; and OFF!.
TIP: What is your favourite thing about Gananoque?
DJ: Its beauty; its theatre; and Naughty Otter! …Okay that’s three things.
TIP: How has a mentor/coach changed your life for the better? Have you been a mentor/coach to someone?
DJ: Yes, my high school theatre teacher, Philip Stanbury, challenged me and believed in me, in equal parts, in a way no one had previously of me. And yes, there are a couple of young theatre artists for whom I guess I am a mentor.
TIP: What is the greatest lesson you’d like to share?
DJ: “Only Connect.” – Em Forster
TIP: What was your favourite subject in school?
TIP: What led you to working in the theatre?
DJ: See question 3.
TIP: What’s at the top of your bucket list, theatre or otherwise?
DJ: To direct The Cherry Orchard.
Come see David’s directorial work on TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE, now playing in the Springer Theatre until September 19.