Meet Kevin Ryan Darlo Theatre Group Member and before moving to London, a very active inn person Darlo Community Member (Kev still joins us on zoom when he can)! Kev has been part of the Darlo family for a long while now having done every course we offer and working with all of our wonderful teachers. We are so proud to have him in the Darlo family and for him following his dreams in London. Check out our interview below...
How long have you been part of the Darlo Drama community?
Seems like I started yesterday! But over 8 years ago and I've done pretty much every course Darlo offers and have been part of the Darlo Theatre Group for about 2 years.
What drew you to Acting classes at Darlo in the first place?
A friend was doing it and sounded like a bit of fun. I’d never done any training like that before or had a desire to be an actor but once I started, I was certainly 'bitten' by the bug!
What are the Acting classes at Darlo Drama like?
Exciting, full of energy, confidence building and a great learning curve thanks to the dynamic teachers. A real mix of ages people with some experience and others with none at all. Everyone is made welcome. I’ve made so many good friends at my time at Darlo because of the shared experiences. BUT I ‘blame’ Darlo for igniting a passion for all things acting, which I’m now pursuing and which the Darlo Team continues to support.
What has been your favourite play that you have been involved in at Darlo Drama and why?
What a question!
The first play I performed, ‘Cosi’ by Louis Nowra, directed by the terrific Deborah Jones, who knows how to make performing fun. I played a psychiatric patient, ‘Roy’, who wants the patients to perform Cosi fan Tutti. Joyous, funny and deeply moving.
Ok, there’s two favourite plays! The last play I was in before moving to London – ‘When the Rain Stops Falling’, Andrew Bovell, with that powerhouse of a director, Glen Hamilton. ‘Gabriel’, a flawed father who abandons his family. His fixations, neurosis, fears and ultimately his humanity. Both challenging, wonderful roles.
Are you performing in anything coming up?
I’ve just finished a feature film and another soon – scary what can happen when you start at Darlo with no experience and just for ‘a bit of fun’!
Our next Level One Course starts soon, find the details here - https://darlodrama.com.au/beginners-acting/level-1-the-monologue/
Not ready to dive in just yet? We offer a free Intro to Acting via zoom on the first Wednesday of every month, sign up for our next Free intro here - https://darlodrama.com.au/home/about-us/news/