David Roche is a humorist, writer and performer who has transformed the challenges and gifts of living with a facial disfigurement into compelling performances and writing that have delighted audiences around the world. He has performed his signature one-man shows, The Church of 80% Sincerity and Catholic Erotica across the U.S. and in Canada, England, New Zealand, Australia and Russia, including at the White House, Kennedy Center and two Olympics Arts Festivals.
David has been featured in several award-winning films, including Shameless, a feature-length documentary by Bonnie Sherr Klein from the National Film Board of Canada. He recently wrote and acted in his first short film, Beauty School, directed by Adam Warren which premiered at the Wide Angle Media Film Festival in Vancouver.
David sees storytelling as a way of bridging the gap between disability arts as creative expression and “professional” art and his workshops are sought after by professionals and amateurs across a remarkable range of abilities.
For more information about David, visit his website at: http://www.davidroche.com/.