Hey, I’m Gus. I’m an actor, writer, and director.
This is my personal website. It contains my pictures and resume, my writing, and some of my other favorite things. Take a look around.
I was born in Davis, CA, grew up in Rochester, NY, and currently live in Brooklyn, NY. I’m of Armenian, Lebanese, Egyptian and Irish descent. But identity is complicated.
I send out a weekly newsletter on Tuesdays called “the curtain”, and I recommend you subscribe. It’s one of the best ways to keep in touch with me. I discuss theatre, media and technology, anything else I’m learning about, what I’m reading/watching, and personal updates. Sign up by clicking here or entering your email below.
As an actor and theatre artist I have worked with amazing people and institutions, and learned so much from all of them. I believe that the wonderful people you meet along the way are a major part of what makes this worth doing.
I love bringing myself fully to a project, sinking my teeth into something complex, collaborating with others, going from zero to one, and creating something new and exciting. I believe in vulnerability, truth and authenticity. I believe theatre should always be exciting, never boring or deadly.
I’m always thinking about what the role of theatre is in the 21st century, what we can do to ensure its survival and, more than that, its democratization.
Finally, as an artist I believe in not being locked into any particular genre or form, that each form is a form unto itself, and that you should have free rein to make art in whatever form is most appropriate to an idea.