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David directs ReAct's encore mainstage production of YELLOW FACE playing at the Center House Theatre from July 13 - 29, 2012. David is also directing ReAct's mainstage production of DRIVING MISS DAISY, running August 3 - 25, 2012 at Richard Hugo House. He will also be performing in Book-It Repertory's production of HOTEL ON THE CORNER OF BITTER AND SWEET playing September 18 - October 23 at the Centerhouse Theatre.

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David Hsieh

 

David Hsieh

 

Director, Actor, Stage Manager, Designer
Based in Seattle, WA

Formerly IATSE


Artist's Stats & Personals

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18-40
5'8"
150 lbs
Black
Brown
Baritone
38R
9
NECK: 15 1/2
SLEEVE: 32-33
WAIST: 28
INSEAM: 30

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ALTERNATE OCCUPATION:

August 15
Logan, UT
Green
Sun Conures
Pandas
The Princess Bride
Field of Dreams
Lord of the Rings
Trilogy
Original Star Wars Trilogy
August Rush
Cate Blanchett
Hart Bochner
Hugh Dancy
Aaron Eckhart
Chris Evans
Neil Patrick Harris
Hugh Jackman
Lisa Kudrow
Josh Lucas
Ewan McGregor
James Marsden
Kate Mulgrew
Patrick Stewart
Barbra Streisand
Mark Valley
Sigourney Weaver
Patrick Wilson
Kate Winslet
Reese Witherspoon
Mark Salzman
David Sedaris
Amy Tan
Häagen-Dazs
Reality TV
Mandarin Chinese
French
Piano
Bookseller
Housecleaner

OTHER SPECIAL SKILLS:
Burping & baby noises; Juggling scarves; Graphic Design; Photography.


Artist's Bio

David is the Founding Artistic Director of ReAct and he is usually kept very busy wearing many different hats. In addition to his ReAct credits, David has worked locally with Seattle Public Theatre, 5th Avenue, NWAAT, Music Theatre Works, Rain Country Players, UW Opera, Seattle Opera, the UW School of Drama, SiS Productions and the Washington Asian American Theatre where he directed their inaugural production of Yankee Dawg You Die.

His NWAAT stage credits include The Skin of Our Teeth, Godzilla Comes to Little Tokyo, Miss Minidoka 1943 (3rd Run), a staged reading of The Bird and understudy performances in Gold Watch and Yeb-Yang-Ah. He has appeared in Fahrenheit 451 with Music Theatre Works and The Curious Savage with Rain Country Players. UW Drama audiences from the late eighties may remember him in such shows as Ubu Roi, Happy End, The Comedy of Errors, The Shaughraun and Under the Cross of Calatrava. He has also stage managed Dames at Sea for UW Opera, and worked as assistant stage manager for Relative Values at Rain Country Players. More recently he shared the leading role of Travis in the West Coast Premiere of Cowboy Versus Samurai and the role of Glenn in the Seattle Premiere of Year Zero with SiS Productions. He starred in the role of Bao in the Northwest Premiere of The Happy Ones with Seattle Public Theatre and has also appeared in Amelia and Don Pasquale at Seattle Opera. David was also featured as Ito in two separate staged readings of Auntie Mame, one for Annex Theatre, and the other with Elliott Bay Theatre.

David's spare time is spent trying to see the evergrowing list of shows his ReAct associates are appearing in. He has served six consecutive terms on the board of Theatre Puget Sound where he was a founding member. David's original one-act adaptation of Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest has received international attention (most recently performed at Georgetown College in Kentucky and at the Bodensee Players in Immenstaad, Germany.) His stage adaptation of Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club was recently presented in Texas and has also received international acclaim. His original staging of All in the Timing by David Ives was voted "Best of the Fest" by audiences at the 1998 Seattle Fringe Theatre Festival and the sequel production "More" All in the Timing was voted "Audience Favorite" at the 2001 Fringe. He was the recipient of the 1984 Lake City Lions Club's Man of the Year Award, and the University Rotary's 1984 Service Above Self Award.

David has appeared on television in recent Seattle commercials for Zolastar, Lifewise Insurance, Microsoft and for the Asian Counseling & Referral Service.

In his life away from the theatre, David masquerades as a mild-mannered bookseller at a prominent independent bookstore. He also spearheads STAGES, Seattle's Drama Book Group which meets monthly to read and discuss plays. He dislikes parking tickets, acne and bank service charges. Some of his pleasures include traveling, hanging out with friends, root beer floats and watching figure skating. He's had the great honor of seeing in person, his all-time favorite skater, Michelle Kwan, capture her ninth U.S. title in Portland, OR and her fourth of five World titles in Vancouver, BC. David is eternally grateful to everyone who has worked with or supported ReAct over the years, and sends special thanks and love to his family and friends.

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DAVID WITH ANNIE LEIBOVITZ   DAVID WITH TONY KUSHNER

David with legendary photographer Annie Leibovitz at the Elliott Bay Book Company. October 2006
Photo: Annie Leibovitz.

 

 

David with Tony Kushner at the Nordstrom Recital Hall. April 2005.
Photo: George Paul Glanzman.

DAVID WITH BERNADETTE PETERS   DAVID WITH EWAN MCGREGOR

David with Broadway superstar
Bernadette Peters at University village.
December 2008
Photo: Maydene Pang.

 

 

David with Ewan McGregor at Pravda Studios. May 2011.

DAVID WITH DAVID HENRY HWANG

David with Tony Award-winning playwright
David Henry Hwang at O'Asian.
August 2011
Photo: Agastya Kohli.

 

DAVID WITH SHERMAN ALEXIE   DAVID WITH HUGH DANCY

David with bestselling writer Sherman Alexie at the Seattle Public Library. October 2007
Photo: Gregory Berry.

 

David with Hugh Dancy at the Seven Gables. August 2009.

 

The Headshot of DAVID HSIEH

David Hsieh
Photo: Shane Sato


ReAct Stagework

Directing Credits
The Curious Savage
Laundry & Bourbon/
Lone Star
Prelude to a Kiss
The Importance of Being
 Earnest

Crimes of the Heart
Split
Independence
The Woolgatherer/
Barefoot in the Park
All in the Timing
The Mousetrap
A Chorus Line
Noon
S.A.M. I Am
"Audition Antics"
Another Antigone
Love Letters
"More" All in the Timing
Schoolhouse Rock Live!
Closer
The Joy Luck Club
The Hasty Heart
The Book of Liz
Into the Woods
The Shape of Things
Kimberly Akimbo
The Violet Hour
The Last Five Years
To Gillian On Her 37th
 Birthday

The Last Sunday in June
Six Degrees of
  Separation

Uncle Hideki & the Empty
  Nest

365 Days/365 Plays - Seattle Week 10
You Can't Take It
 With You

Wonder of the World
The Exonerated
Well
Angels in America:
 Perestroika

Rabbit Hole
Kindred Spirits
Mother in Another
 Language

Yellow Face

Acting Credits
Lone Star - Roy
Prelude to a Kiss (1st Run) - Ensemble
All in the Timing (1st Run) - Ensemble (Understudy)
A Letter to Three Wives - Tuttle/Ensemble
All in the Timing (3rd Run) - Ensemble
Three Tall Women (Staged Reading) - Boy
"More" All in the Timing (Both Runs) - Ensemble
The Other Shore (Play Reading) - Ensemble
Closer - Ensemble (Understudy)
Decade of ReAct - Ensemble
The Seven Chinese
 Brothers
(Staged Story Reading, All Runs) - 7th Brother
Ohio Impromptu - Listener
You Can't Take It
 With You

-Jim (Understudy)
The Sunset Limited (Staged Reading) - White
Prelude to a Kiss (Revival) - Ensemble (Understudy)
Angels in America:
 Perestroika
- Henry (Understudy)
The Last Five Years (2nd Run)- Ensemble
That's Entertainment - Ensemble
A Language of Their Own (Staged Reading) - Ming
A Language of Their Own -Ming

Stage Management
The Curious Savage
The Dining Room
Laundry & Bourbon
The Importance of Being
 Earnest
(2nd Run)
Split
All in the Timing (2nd Run)
Noon
"Audition Antics"
Another Antigone
The Last Five Years
Well

Design Credits
The Dining Room - Set/Props
Prelude to a Kiss - Set
Crimes of the Heart - Set
Independence - Set
The Woolgatherer/
Barefoot in the Park - Set
All in the Timing - Costumes
The Mousetrap - Set
Five Women Wearing
 the Same Dress
- Set
A Chorus Line - Set
A Letter to Three Wives - Set
S.A.M. I Am - Set
Another Antigone - Set
A Lovely Sunday for
 Creve Coeur
- Set
You're a Good Man,
 Charlie Brown
- Set
Schoolhouse Rock Live! - Set/Props
Closer - Set
The Joy Luck Club - Set
The Hasty Heart - Set
The Shape of Things - Set/Costumes/Props
The Last Five Years - Production
To Gillian On Her 37th
 Birthday
- Production
The Last Sunday in June - Production
Six Degrees of
  Separation
- Set/Costumes/Props
Uncle Hideki & the Empty
  Nest
- Production
You Can't Take It
 With You
- Set/Props
Wonder of the World - Set/Props
The Exonerated - Production
Well - Set/Costumes/Props
Angels in America:
 Perestroika
- Set/Costumes/Props
Rabbit Hole - Set/Costumes/Props
Kindred Spirits - Set/Props
Mother in Another
 Language
- Production
Yellow Face - Set/Props


Artist's Contact Information

Agent:
Big Fish NW
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Artist's Photo Gallery

David with former U.S. President Bill Clinton
David with Bill Clinton at the
Elliott Bay Book Company. May 1999.
Photo: Tracy Taylor.

 

David with former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright
David with Madeleine Albright
at Town Hall Seattle. May 2006.
Photo: Karen Maeda Allman

David with Tipper and Al Gore
David with Tipper and Al Gore at the
Elliott Bay Book Company.
November 2002.
Photo: Barbara Earl Thomas

David with Margaret Cho
David with the Margaret Cho at the
Elliott Bay Café. November 2005.
Photo: Karen Maeda Allman.

David with Michelle Kwan
David with Michelle Kwan at
Key Arena in Seattle. May 2003.
Photo: George Paul Glanzman

 

David with Amy Tan at ReAct's world premiere of THE JOY LUCK CLUB
David with Amy Tan in the lobby of
the Langston Hughes Theatre during
ReAct's world premiere of
The Joy Luck Club.
January 2003.
Photo: Herb Tsuchiya.

David with Suzan-Lori Parks
David with Suzan-Lori Parks at
Benaroya Hall.
February 2007.

David with actress & former NEA Chairperson Jane Alexander
David with Jane Alexander
at the Elliott Bay Book
Company. May 2002.
Photo: Jim Brimble.

 

David with Eartha Kitt
David with the legendary Eartha Kitt
at the Elliott Bay Book Company. June 2001.
Photo: Rick Simonson.

ROY: "Starlight, Starbright, first star I see tonight..."
David as Roy in the opening scene
from ReAct's Lone Star.
September 1995.
Photo: Richard D. Eidal.

DON: "Votsdiss minsky? Dis para-dons. Dis co-inki-dance."
David as Don in ReAct's
Universal Language
March 2001.
Photo: George Paul Glanzman.

David with George Paul Glanzman and Gigi Jhong at the top of New York's World Trade Center before it was destroyed
David with ReAct artists George Paul
Glanzman and Gigi Jhong atop New
York's World Trade Center before it
was destroyed. May 1999.

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