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Paul Bedard

New York, New York, United States

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Overview

  • 7 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning French, Spanish
  • 27, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • Theater Artist and Arts Education
  • New York University (New York City)
  • From New York City
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To expand, innovate and challenge my art and myself

ABOUT ME

I'm 26, and I've lived in New York City for the past 8 years. I'm a theater director and binge-traveler. In New York, as my day job I manage a children's arts programs and occasionally cater, but my theater is what drives me. My company, Theater in Asylum, creates original work and adapts classics with music, poetry and dance.

Most recently I took a play I wrote and directed to around the United States a bit and it will soon appear in the 2014 Prague Fringe Festival. After performing there May 27-31, 2014, I will be traveling for 6 weeks.

I'll be in:

Jersalem: June 3-7
Tel Aviv: June 7-11
Riga: June 11-16
London: June 16-23
Paris: June 23-30(??)
South of France, somehow get to Menton: June 1-4
Avignon: July 5-12
Paris: July 12-17

PHILOSOPHY

"I am an excitable person who only understands life lyrically, musically,
in whom feelings are much stronger than reason.
I am so thirsty for the marvelous that only the marvelous has power over me.
Anything I can not transform into something marvelous, I let go.
Reality doesn't impress me. I only believe in intoxication, in ecstasy,
and when ordinary life shackles me, I escape, one way or another.
No more walls."
- Anais Nin

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I surfed around Europe for 3 months in 2012. Love this site and this community. Can't wait to surf again.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

In 2012 I spent 3 months couchsurfing all over Europe.

Interests

Theater, fine art, poetry, cities, heavily-spiced foods, new music, politics

Music, Movies & Books

Vaslav Nijinsky's Diary, Extremely Loud Incredibly Close, Synecdoche NY, The Sun Also Rises, Dr. Zchivago, GATTACA, Reds, Perfume

Obsessed with theater companies like Elevator Repair Service, Rude Mechs, The TEAM, Theater Mitu, The Wooster Group, Forced Entertainment and directors like Robert Wilson, Daniel Kramer, Michael Silverstone.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I studied abroad in Cuba during collage and did an independent study on the government oversight of the arts in Cuba. What I was taught in the US about Cuba was all wrong. And what a beautiful experience to learn that.

Teach, Learn, Share

Theater, English, childcare, technology

Countries I've Visited

Dominican Republic, United Kingdom

Countries I've Lived In

Cuba, United States

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