Journal

Dear Senator McCain

July 22, 2017

Dear Senator McCain: I am a fan of yours and aspire to someday follow in your footsteps to the Senate. I was saddened to hear the recent news of your diagnosis. However I believe that not only is there is a clear path to victory over your illness, there is a tremendous opportunity to show…

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A Cold-hearted Day

May 11, 2017

ROUGH CUT 09 MAY 2017 TALES FROM THE AYAHUASCA CRYPT ___ By David Choi It was Day 6 at New York Presbyterian in Flushing, Queens. I got to the hospital after what had to be one of the weakest sermons I’ve ever witnessed at a church in Astoria. The young pastor was practically reading off his…

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BNP 90-second Elevator Pitch Competition

June 22, 2016

This 90-second pitch turned into a speech… 18 years ago, I approached a VC for the first time and said, “I have an idea that can take down AOL.” I was 20 years old, a junior out of NYU and working as the lead web developer at a media startup. Paul Graf–I met him at…

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My life is series of bad B-movies

March 26, 2016

My life is series of bad B-movies. At least that’s what my first acting teacher told me. I’ll never forget those first six weeks at William Esper Studio, my first real go at acting after years of odd IT jobs. Deb always seemed so vexed by me which I couldn’t help but internalize; it consumed me…

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Golem City

March 4, 2016

The rumors are true–the robots are coming to Gotham. And apparently I’m rolling out the welcome mat for them. Of course, I wasn’t told this when I was hired, but it’s two months into this 6-month contract, and it’s fairly obvious what my role is shaping up to be at this behemoth of an investment…

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A Dream of Passion

November 25, 2015

David Choi Corinne Chateau THR 501 106 – Basic Technique I November 24, 2015 A Dream of Passion – Assignment 3 We live in a culture that too often shuns raw, unadulterated, organic experiences between humans. Propriety is inculcated from the earliest ages so as to produce well-adjusted members of society. So when it comes time…

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An Actor Prepares, malgré lui

November 4, 2015

David Choi Corinne Chateau THR 501 106 – Basic Technique I November 3, 2015 An Actor Prepares – Assignment 2 v2 I take on the driving, freezing rain in defiance, naked and possessed by my compulsion, but human malgré lui. I am 40 miles west of Denver, alone and 1,838 miles from home. To stand…

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One of the longest running dramas in Korean-American history

October 22, 2015

David Choi Corinne Chateau THR 501 106 – Basic Technique I October 22, 2015 An Actor Prepares October 19th, 2015 marked the 41st anniversary of one of the longest running dramas in Korean American history. 41 years ago two immigrants from the rural Chungbuk and Chungnam provinces of South Korea were brought together in an…

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MET Museum Assignment

October 11, 2015

David Choi Dr. Brian Rhinehart THR 503 – Theatre History I October 11, 2015 MET Museum Assignment I visited the Met on September 12, 2015, entering the Greek and Roman exhibition area first. I split with the group I arrived with and gravitating to a hyper-buoyant tour guide (likely a thespian himself), I hitched a…

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An Actor Prepares – Assignment 1

September 29, 2015

David Choi Corinne Chateau THR 501 106 – Basic Technique I September 29, 2015 An Actor Prepares (Constantin Stanislavski) – Assignment 1 Stanislavski discusses When Acting is an Art in Chapter 2. Specifically, he states, “Moreover, and this is of primary importance, the organic bases of the laws of nature on which our art is founded…

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