Aubrey Shimek Davis – Actor
It’s strangely liberating to be as old as I am and still feel like I never have to grow up. All through my adolescence I felt really lost and scared about the future because I didn’t know what I wanted to do with my life. I knew I loved acting and I loved theater and film, but it was never a realistic option because it involved moving to Hollywood. Every adult in my life had something negative to say about it without actually knowing anything about the industry. They could only make assumptions about how a career in Hollywood would ruin my life based on what they saw in magazines and on TV. An actor’s life was not something to aspire to.
It wasn’t until I moved to Spokane that I felt like I could claim my independence and figure out what I really wanted out of life; find out what’s best for me, not everyone else’s opinion of what’s best for me.
Ultimately, I’ve realized that I’m a story teller. I love stories and the people in them, and I’ve realized that life is about relationships. All kinds of relationships between all kinds of people. I’ve met some incredible actors, directors, and other artists here in Spokane, and the one thing they all have in common is that they are people who create out of the love and pain they’ve experienced in their own personal lives; their personal stories.
I’m hopeful for the future now that I’ve met such wonderful, artistic people. Make art wherever you are. You’re bound only by your own mind.