Now, the 65-year-old actor has been awarded best lead actor in a play by the
"It certainly feels good to be recognized," Britt said.
Britt, who just recently moved to
"Every actor has a place they love to come back to again and again, and that's Mad Anthony," he said.
Britt brought "Light Sensitive" to director
"It's a real audience-pleaser," he said. "When I first read the play, I thought it was actually kind of a sweet play. Then you work on it and realize how much tragedy is in each of (the characters') lives."
Britt's character is a cab driver who was previously blinded in an accident; his best friend, played by
"I like playing a range of emotions, and characters that are rich in different qualities," Britt said. "That's the learning curve for the actor."
Though he got his acting start in community theater, Britt has film experience as well, and played in the 2013 feature film "
Cepluch, who started Mad Anthony in 1999 and directed Britt in the theatre company's first show,
"I want to say there were over 80 plays viewed by the judges, and here's Dan running away with the best actor award," he said.
"(Britt) is a wonder to work with," Cepluch continued. "He takes it all very seriously, and knows how to create a character."
Britt was one of two recipients for the best actor in a play award at the awards party on
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