From Basketball to Theatre With A Little Romance Thown In

I have been privileged to have so many wonderful students over my years of teaching at Cochise College in southern Arizona. David was a student who wanted to try acting after having a sports career in high school. I’m so happy he walked into my acting class. It was a pleasure to watch David’s work on his scenes and in Twelfth Night. Since he graduated from Cochise College he’s off to new adventures at a new college to finish up his degree. I hope you enjoy our lively conversation.

David Featherston is a self-proclaimed hopeless romantic. He is infatuated with movies and adventure. Some of his hobbies include basketball, and almost any other sport. But his favorite hobby is acting, which has a very special place in his heart. He plans to continue his acting education and perhaps one day make it his career.

David and I talked so long that I had to cut out a few segments, so if we refer to something you didn’t hear previously in the conversation, it’s because of the cuts to shorten the episode.

Plays and Movies 

The Moors by Jen Silverman

Language Archive by Julia Cho 

Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare

Will Smith Movies and TV

Hitch (2005)

Seven Pounds (2008)

Fresh Prince of Bel Air (1990 – 1996) 

I am Legend (2007)

Independence Day (1996)

I Robot (2004)

Pursuit of Happyness (2006)

More Movies


Mark Wallberg

Favorite Genres: Drama, Romantic Drama

Movie Resource: IMDb

Mission Impossible (1996)

Star Wars series

Avengers, MCU

Netflix Series and Movies

Love is Blind (2020)

All the Bright Places (2020)

Even More Movies

Sliding Doors (1998)

Othello by William Shakespeare

The Mountain Between Us (2017)

Star Trek: Beyond (2016)

Thor etc. as Heimdall (beginning in 2011)

Dark Tower (2017)

Intersteller (2014)

Cloud Atlas (2012)

Jordan Peele’s Work

Us (2019)

Get Out (2017)

Invasion of the Body Snatchers, and Invasion (1956, 1978, 2007)

Dracula (Original title 1958 Hammer Studios)

John Krasinski’s Work

A Quiet Place (2018)

The Office (2005 – 2013)

Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan (2018 – present)


Bicentennial Man (1999) 

The Sixth Sense (1999)

Die Hard (1999)

It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)

Turner Classic Movies with Ben Mankiewicz

Christmas Movies by Jeremy Arnold

“Humans are not ideally set up to understand logic; they are ideally set up to understand stories.” ~ Roger C. Schank, Cognitive Scientist


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Published by lucindasagemidgorden

I grew up in the West, the descendant of people traveling by wagon train to a new life. Some of their determination and wanderlust became a part of me. I imagine them sitting around the campfire telling stories, which is why I became first a theatre artist, then a teacher and now a writer. They are all ways of telling stories.

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