Room Set Up
We understand that every room is different in size, configuration and lighting. And David’s requests might not be appropriate for your situation. His team would love to speak to your meeting planner to discuss ways to maximize your particular setting.
Raised platform (approximately 8′x8′) if audience exceeds 65 people. If you have the option, David has found it more effective if the platform is as close to the front row as possible, preferably between 5-10 feet.
During David’s presentation, he will need (4) armless chairs to be used on the platform. Ideally, they should be wooden straight back chairs or simple folding chairs. David will place them upon arrival.
Room lighting is very important. David is quite demonstrative on stage and in order for your attendees to be able to fully appreciate his presentation, adequate lighting is crucial. Please avoid placing him in front of a window where outside lighting would create a silhouette effect. Your efforts to balance the room lighting will be greatly appreciated by David and your audience. We are happy to discuss this with you further if you have any questions.
AUDIO / VIDEO REQUIREMENTS
We request amplification and loudspeakers sufficient for projection through the entire venue. David will provide his own wireless microphone that will easily plug into the venue’s sound system. We also request a back-up wireless lavaliere microphone to be available.
Audio / Video Recording
No audio or video recording of any kind is permitted during the presentation without David’s prior written permission.
The introduction provided here is general in nature. David and his team would be HAPPY to write a special introduction for you and your group that reflects your theme, your group and/or the topic you have selected. Just let him know and he will get one right over to you.
Intro for General Audiences…
David Harrell has entertained, encouraged and energized audiences from Off-Broadway to the United States Department of the Interior. His passion and spontaneous humor come from over 15 years as a professional actor. Originally from Brunswick, Georgia, he now resides in New York City. He holds a BFA in Theatre Performance from the University of Southern Mississippi and a MFA from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
David has spoken to audiences across the United States and even as far away as Estonia! One thing David says he knows for sure: We can ALL live happier, richer and healthier lives when we realize our circumstances, no matter what they are, do not define us. Whatever challenges or limitations we may face do not peel away the core of our humanity. If we are willing to challenge our beliefs about who we THINK we are, there are no limits to what we are capable of accomplishing.
Here to help us challenge some of those beliefs right now, please help me welcome….David Harrell!
BIO – for Programs, Websites & Brochures
David Harrell is an actor, speaker and disability advocate, originally from Brunswick, Georgia, now residing in New York City. He has entertained audiences from Off-Broadway houses to the Department of the Interior. He holds a BFA from the University of Southern Mississippi and an MFA from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in theatre performance. He was nominated in 2010 for a New York Innovative Theatre award for “Outstanding Solo Performance” and has performed and presented throughout the United States, Canada and as far away as Estonia! He uses his hysterical comedic sensibilities, powerful stories and a crazy cast of characters from his life’s journey growing up with a disability to challenge audiences to not let circumstances peel away the core of their humanity.
In addition to speaking to groups all over the country, he continues to perform in film, television, and in theatres across the country. Recent credits include the off-Broadway play The Healing, by Samuel D. Hunter (NY Times Critic’s Pick); the 2015 ABC Discovers New York Talent Showcase; and the short film Lefty & Loosey (winner of “Best Film” in the 2016 Disability Film Challenge).
His award-winning solo play A Little Potato and Hard to Peel has entertained audiences around the world. His other solo play, The Boy Who Would Be Captain Hook, has entertained and educated young audiences in hundreds of schools throughout America.
He has a passion to encourage everyone to not be defined by limitations.
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