Artist Spotlight: Tim Foran

Parental Advisory: Explicit Content

Who are you and what do you do?

My name is Timothy Foran and I am a writer, actor, and director in Tucson in theater, film, sketch comedy and improve comedy. I look to expand all my theater and film skills through constant learning and continued development in acting, writing, and directing. I look for projects that are interesting and will expand my knowledge.

Why does it matter?

You need to be constantly learning, working on your craft, and pushing the limits of your creativity.

When did you realize performing was what you wanted to do?

At age 6 when I stood upon the washing machine and did an impromptu standup. My sister and mother were amused, and I knew that I was on to something.

Do you remember what it was like in the beginning?

I was very small at age six but knew that I could make people laugh. Neighbors and relatives would laugh at my jokes.

What is your dream performance?

Writing, acting and directing in a show that has a popular appeal. Telling a really great story and having an audience roar in appreciation.

Which living person do you most admire?

I just saw Ramsey Lewis, the jazz pianist, and was amazed by how much he enjoyed playing even after thousands of performances. That is the true mark of someone who enjoys their craft.

Which living person do you most despise?

It would be easy to say Donald Trump, but actually it’s the congress that rubber stamps his decisions. That’s who I hate the most.

What is the quality you most like in a person (man or woman)?

Accountability if a person makes a mistake. Also, the same person showing what they learned from it.

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

Watching the birth of my daughter. It made me return to my faith and love my wife incessantly

What is your favorite word?

Altruistic, because they world suffers a lack of altruistic people.

What is your least favorite word?

Cancer, too many friends have passed on.

What turns you on creatively, spiritually, or emotionally?

Watching someone surprise me with a skill, knowledge, or modesty.

What turns you off?

Self-promoting people.

What is your favorite curse word?

Shithead.

What sound or noise do you love?

The sound of a happy dog.

What sound or noise do you hate?

Police Siren.

What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?

Lawyer, I didn’t have the money for law school.

What profession would you not like to do?

Hollywood stunt man.

If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?

You’re kind of a slacker, but come on in.

 

You can see more of Tim around Tucson and Arizona and watch this Youtube video for “Dad’s New Girlfriend.

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