Proud Stories: Daniel Gaymon (He/Him/His)
Q: What kind of performance artist are you?
Actor, singer, dancer, screenwriter
Q: When did you first know that you wanted to be a full-time artist?
I knew I was going to be a full-time artist when I was a little boy, playing with action figures. I loved it so much that in the back of my mind I knew I would be an actor/storyteller for the rest of my life. I didn’t know how, but I knew.
Q: How are you keeping yourself inspired to create during this unprecedented time?
Inspiration comes from many things. I’m also a screenwriter so I’ve been challenging myself to read books and other scripts to help better my craft. As well as take acting and voice lessons while we all await the world to come back.
Q: What is the biggest obstacle you’ve had to overcome as an artist and how did you overcome it?
The biggest obstacle I think I’ve faced is staying focused and believing in myself. It’s hard to stay motivated when you don’t know when the world will come back from this standstill, and not knowing where your career is headed, or if it will continue in general. Though I’m still struggling, I’ve found that prayer and continuing to work on projects that I’m passionate about are keeping me on the right path.
Q: What are you most proud of in your career thus far?
I’m extremely thankful for how though I didn’t start out how I wanted in my career, I surely ended up somewhere I didn’t know was even possible.
Q: Is there anything you are working on now that can be shared and supported?
Yes! I will be the resident director of a new web series called “Neighbors” created and starring my good friend Sharrod Williams, and we could absolutely use your help in donating to our GoFundMe, before we start shooting mid-September.
You can support this new series by checking out the following: