David Byron Hudson - Actor


David began his pursuit of being an actor while in the Lower School at Carolina Friends School (CFS) in Durham, NC.  He acted every chance he got.  I remember how enthralled he was while watching kids his own age - 7 years old - acting in "Oliver" in London.  He acted throughout his career at CFS and joined Young People's Performing Company in the summer of his freshman year in the Upper School.  David really blossomed at YPPC and got better and more demanding roles.  By this time David knew that he wanted to be an actor for his profession.  After graduating from CFS, David spent a year at North Carolina School of the Arts.  It turned out that NCSA was not "his cup of tea" so he left school, got a part time job in a book store and began his career in regional theatre.  David received many good reviews for his roles and it was at this time that he decided to go back to school for more training.  David was accepted at Arts Educational Schools London and began his studies in the fall of 1998.  There he honed the fine art of acting with an emphasis on text based analysis.  He also received training in stage combat, voice, movement and also perfected several accents. David graduated in the summer of 2001.  He is now living in Durham and acting in regional theatre and film.  David's latest stage role was in Deep Dish Theatre's production of "Life Is A Dream" and his last film project was "Another Day at the Office".  Following are excerpts from reviews of some of David's work.

"Durang/Durang" (five one act plays) by Christopher Durang

... In a scathing parody of "The Glass Menagerie" that he calls "For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls" Durang gives us a work that plays like a Charles Busch satire signed by Joan Crawford. ... Laura is now Lawrence (David Hudson), a hypochondriac who collects glass swizzle sticks and takes to his bed when Tom, his gay brother, brings home a "feminine caller" for a dinner of roast pig's feet. ... In "Business Lunch at the Russian Tea Room" Durang is all over the place in a Tinsel Town spoof that promises more than it delivers.  David Hudson, so hilarious as Lawrence and as one of Nina's three children is quite good as a writer confounded by the movie establishment.
From the review by Bill Morrison for the Raleigh News & Observer

"Baby with the Bathwater" by Christopher Durang

... "Baby" details the problematic infancy and adulthood of Daisy (David Hudson), a young man whose extreme misfortune it is to be born to Helen, a manic-depressive wacko of a mom (Sherilyn K) and passive (and soon-to-be-alcoholic) father, John (Stuart Graham). ... In Act II, David Hudson is memorable in one of his latest roles in this region as Daisy, quite possibly the world's oldest freshman, trying to thread through the traumas incurred through a childhood consisting of one long game of "Drop the Baby".
From the review by Byron Woods for the Raleigh News & Observer

...and David Hudson redefines the term "awkward" during act two as Daisy, the amusing product of a gloriously shattered childhood.
From the review by CitySearch.com

"St. Patrick's Well" by David Brendan Hopes

... Adam also is played by Langer and Hudson becomes in flashbacks his own grandfather, Nicholas.  Double casting means two good actors get more time on stage, but it is also a part of the plot. .... Hudson plays the young Nicholas as an impetuous man who mourns the passing of the Ireland he knew as a boy.  He would rather leave than see it all change.  Clinging to his poet's vision of Ireland, Gang won't leave, come what may.  He communicates those feelings beautifully, as does Hudson's Nicholas in less poetic but equally visionary words.
From the review by Abe D. Jones, Jr. for the Greensboro News & Record

"The Game of Love and Chance" by Marivaux

...David Byron Hudson gives the gawky Harlequin a lovable naiveté, drawing the audience into his plight.  These two (Harlequin and Lisette) are moving in their passion, bringing a pleasurable lump to the throat.
From the review by Roy C. Dicks for the Raleigh News and Observer

...Hudson's delightfully awkward Harlequin draws appreciative winces in nearly every scene.
From the review by Byron Woods for the Spectator

...Of all the characters, the funniest was David Byron Hudson's Harlequin.  Slightly sleazy, tall and ungainly in contrast to his short, stocky master, Byron took parody and comedy to new levels.
From the review by Michelle Jarboe for The Daily Tarheel

"All The Kings Men" by Adrian Hall

...and David Byron Hudson admirably embodies the moral stances of Anne's brother Adam, the physician whom Stark attempts to bribe.
From the review by Roy C. Dicks for the Raleigh News and Observer

"Life Is A Dream" by Pedro Calderon de la Barca

...As Clarin, David Hudson is simultaneously hilarious and insightful and touching and tragic; unburdened by all the mounting plot points, he’s free to deliver a memorable performance.
From the review by Aaron Keck for chapelboro.com

...David Hudson provides engaging comic relief as Rosaura’s servant Clarín.
From the review by Roy C. Dicks for thenewsandobeserver.com

...Its characters, insofar as they are actually people and not simply chess pieces in a mind game, range from deeply repugnant to mildly despicable. The sole exception is the fool, Clarin, refreshingly alive in actor David Hudson. Of course, this is the only character who gets killed off.
From the review by Kate Dobbs Ariail for cvnc.org

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David moved to Salt Lake City, UT in March 2009.  David's son was born May 24th, 2010.

Jude London Hudson

Jude London Hudson
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David, Loni, Jude and Lilly are now living in Durham, NC

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