Drew Feldman is an actor and director currently acting across the United States on the National Player’s 65th US tour of Comedy of Errors, Macbeth, and The Odyssey, to be performed September 2013 – May 2014.
Drew recently graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BFA in Acting at Oklahoma City University this past May, 2013 where he received recognition as the Most Outstanding Male Senior in the School of Theater. Immediately after graduation, Drew flew straight to NYC where he performed in the revival of Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde as part of GayFest NYC and the BASiC Theatre Project.
Drew is a proud alumnus of the National Theater Institute where he spent his fall 2011 semester training intensively 24/7 at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in Waterford, Connecticut. During his semester at the O’Neill Center, he travelled to London where he was given the opportunity to learn from core members of Propeller, an all-male Shakespeare acting company, and Complicite, a devised theater company. Concluding his semester at NTI, Drew collaborated with his beloved 32 pioneer ensemble to create a piece titled Belly of the Whale, an adaptation of Clifford Odet’s Waiting for Lefty.
While pursuing his degree, Drew has worked regionally with Oklahoma City Repertory, where he received his Equity Membership Candidacy performing as Eugene Jerome in Biloxi Blues and, in the spring of 2010, understudying the role of Lampito in their production of Lysistrata.
In Oklahoma, Drew has appeared as both Fred (2010) and Peter (2009) in Oklahoma Children’s Theater production of A Christmas Carol. He has also acted in his universities productions of Angels in America (Louis), 110 in the Shade (Noah Curry), Dancing at Lughnasa (Michael), Time Stands Still (James), Bug (Dr. Sweet), and Rabbit Hole (Howie).
Regionally, Drew has performed in the DFW area with Spotlight Theater’s production of Lost in Yonkers (Arty), Garland Summer Musical’s The Music Man (Salesmen/Ensemble), and Richardson Theatre Center’s Father of the Bride (Buzz).
As a director, Drew has been fascinated by devised theater – having been opened to this type of work at the National Theater Institute. In the spring of 2012, Drew set out to create and establish a theater collective titled Inspired By which provided Oklahoma City artists (actors, directors, writers, designers, musicians, composers, etc.) an environment to come together, collaborate, and be inspired by exploring together in a theatrical way.
Continuing this exploration of devised theater in the spring of 2012, he brought together three friends to create the piece Love Again for Broadway Fun for Funds, a cabaret-styled benefit performance which raises money for the fight against AIDs.
As a teacher, Drew has had the honor of working with children at the local Boys and Girls Club and through Oklahoma Children’s Theater after-school programs. In addition to his work in Oklahoma, he spent time at the West Point Military Academy where he helped a select group of cadets workshop their production of You Can’t Take it With You by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart.
Fun Facts: Having been raised in a “scuba diving family” Drew is a Certified Scuba Diver, lover of A Cappella music, and spends most of his free time playing guitar and living vicariously through his galactic obsession of Star Wars.