Inspired Island ~ David Mielke

November 7th, 2019 by Grace McRae

In this episode, we meet David Mielke! David and his husband Thomas Hitoshi Pruiksma are performing their original show “Gaybaret” at Vashon Center for the Arts from November 22nd to 24th, 2019. David is a professional actor, having appeared in both film and television and creating and performing one-person shows. Join us to hear how one amazing teacher changed David’s life and helped him overcome a traumatic childhood, and what it was like for David being a gay actor in Los Angeles during the height of the HIV/AIDS epidemic of the 1980s. David tells us about his journey to become his authentic self, how he met Tom, and what it’s like to create and perform together.