My name is David Klein, and I am delighted to be joining the Shakespeare in Action team this summer. I will be working alongside Ariella and Joe with the Shakespeare Young Company for Teens, focusing on the classic, yet fresh, A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
I was born and raised in Toronto (in fact, just up the street from Shakespeare in Action), and recently graduated from Etobicoke School of the Arts, where I majored in Drama. Next year, I will be traveling to New York City to continue my dramatic studies at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts in the Drama program (Stella Adler Studio of Acting).
I have been performing since the age of four, when I first played in A Midsummer Night’s Dream at a theatre arts camp in the made-up role of “Apple Vendor”. Since first falling in love with the magic of theatre, I have performed in numerous pre-professional musical productions with Mainstage Theatre Company, Toronto Youth Theatre, Randolph Young Company, and UC Follies. I have also trained in music theatre voice and jazz dance, performed with a modern dance company at school, DancESAtion, and have won Show Choir Canada National Championships three years running with ESA’s SPLASH.
When not out exploring the world, I love to cuddle with my miniature poodle, Ares (see picture for adorable factor).
I can’t wait to get started this summer with Shakespeare in Action, and I look forward to meeting everyone on the first day of camp!