"The acting industry must be more open to persons with disabilities"

Interview with John Patrick Garth, actor

Whether it’s the stage or a television camera – John Patrick Garth feels comfortable about slipping into the role of another person. He is an actor with all his heart and soul. Nevertheless, he is not always the first choice at auditions because as an actor living with spasticity, people often don’t have high confidence in his abilities.


Photo: John Patrick Garth; Copyright: Johannes Mairhofer

John Patrick Garth; © Johannes Mairhofer

Photo: John Patrick Garth on stage; Copyright: private

"I think it is important for an actor to look beyond his/her own nose. That’s the only way your acting becomes even richer and more diversified," says John Patrick Garth; © private

Foto: Nadine Lormis; Copyright: B. Frommann

© B. Fromman