I approach acting as a shared experience with the audience; the work I enjoy the most is when the audience feels connected to my performance. I spent 6 years living in Paris, working professionally across a range of styles, collaborations, and demands. I was a resident actor with PCPA, one of the fewest resident professional companies in America, where I played their leading man in a range of musicals & plays. I have received recognition for my contributions in radio & v.o. - M.T. - cont. theatre - improv - performance styles. AFTRA - SAG - EQUITY (eligible).
As a modern creative, I find expression in personal art that reveals an internal state or idea, a result of my own research in the fields of neuroscience, psychology, and behavioral sciences. Images play the largest role, which "mirror and magnify your brain's pattern of perception and association in the way you learn, think, and create." T. Buzan
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“When casting the role of Leonard, performed on Broadway by such luminaries as Jeff Goldblum and the late Alan Rickman, it’s paramount that the actor be a bastion of charisma. The character is often so cavalier, cut-throat, and even reprehensible, that without inherent charm the character could become intolerable. It’s to our benefit, then, that they brought in Colum Parke Morgan for the role, a ball of pure charm, who practically stole the show in Austin Shakespeare’s production of Much Ado About Nothing. When he lambastes the other characters’ writing, he’s somehow able to make us both hate him, understand him, and at times even believe him. He has the ability to deliver an insult as if it’s a compliment, with even his most cutting critiques coming off more as tough love than out-and-out harassment. Part of this stems from Rebeck’s intelligent writing for the character, but Morgan certainly brings his own attitude to the role, able to seem both carefree and delicate simultaneously throughout.”
“Morgan is spot on as the frustrated Caleb, trying to make ends meet since the town mill has shut down.”
“Perhaps the gem of the production—for what else does one call the lead in a parade of buffoonery, but a gem—is the character of Thomas Dickinson played with absolutely no restraint by Colum Parke Morgan.”
A performance sample for TEDx Paris. I performed with this troupe, which improvises a full length musical every month, complete with live on-stage musicians, before a live audience - often stopping to take suggestions, as demonstrated in this video. This time, the audience votes me the "hero" (ff to 8:23 for reveal and subsequent "hero" song).