We had the good fortune of connecting with Henry Noble and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Henry, what led you to pursuing a creative path professionally?
I remember a teacher in grade school, asked me to go on stage and read a monologue from a play. At the time, I had never done such a thing, so I decided to give it a try! – When I finished, I remember the look on peoples faces, the raw emotion and feelings that were present. The words had obviously moved them and peaked their interest. I too! Felt something I had never felt before. At that point, I realized the power of storytelling and how it can affect people..
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I feel my job as an actor/DJ is to create experiences that speak to our humanity through film, live theatre DJing and whatever medium that authentically connects with ME and people. By sharing these experiences, I feel it makes our reality smaller in that we agree on our basic commonalities. Choosing to be an artist is not an easy task, in that it can be difficult to maintain an adequate lifestyle from solely making art. I’ve been very fortunate where I have created my own opportunities to do the things I love and be compensated for them.
It is not impossible, but difficult without other means of support, be that working in another field, help from outside sources, etc. It’s not hard to see that teachers and artists get compensated and respected the least considering how much they contribute to the advancement of our culture.
“I feel that being an artist is both a choice as well as an existence. It’s not so much what I do, but what I am. Having the courage to live this creative life and be faithful to it with honesty no matter what the odds for me is a life well spent.”
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
LA is massive! and there are definitely many things to see and do here. For me, finding the balance between a very lively and busy town and the calm of nature is what I would try to achieve. The Huntington Gardens is a beautiful space with specialized gardens and botanical living I would show them. Living in Pasadena, you sometimes get spoiled with the natural beauty, mountains and community feel.
When people come to visit, I like to show them the historic sights and sounds of Pasadena before taking them to the attractions throughout LA. This really depends on the person and what they are looking for. For some, they may want to see the glam and glitz that LA has to offer whereas others will want to keep it simple. I am pretty easygoing, so either works for me.
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