Classically trained, Donald has played roles from the Duchess in
'Alice in Wonderland' to Clarence Darrow. During his study of
theater performance and design at Southern Methodist
University - Meadows School of Fine Arts, he was cast in several
supporting and leading roles in a number of stage productions,
including ‘A Man’s Man’ by Bertolt Brecht and ‘The Royal Hunt
of The Sun’ by Peter Schaefer.
Pitts first became interested in acting during his freshman year
at Bryan Adams High School in Dallas, TX and continued his
study on full scholarship at SMU. His formal studies have
included classical acting, stage and screen combat techniques,
set and costume design, pantomime, modern dance, musical
theater and improvisation. Since retiring from the practice of
law, Donald has turned his focus, once again, to performance in
the film, television, advertising commercial, radio, music video,
and voice-over genres.
More recently, Donald has performed in numerous short,
feature and festival film productions, including Sir William
Geoffrey, in the feature film 'Who Is Gatsby Randolph?', which
was nominated for an Oscar - Best Documentary. As Virgil in
'The Secret’s We Keep', Don received a nomination for Best
Supporting Actor at the Short Film Fest in LA. Other roles
include Grandpa Art in 'Sunsprite'; and Bill Harris in the
comedy pilot 'Broken News', soon to be released.
All who have worked with Don will attest to his dedication to the
acting craft; his ability to breathe life into a character; and the
creative “added value” he brings to any project. He is a people
person and a gifted actor.
Donald Pitts lives near Atlanta, GA, and when not working,
enjoys jamming and writing music with friends, cooking,
painting and helping with animal rescue projects.
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