Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.
In 1989, the MLK Center took us kids to New York City to see "Sarafina, The Music of Liberation". It was the first time many of us had been to the big apple, but none where nearly as excited as I was. I remember sitting in the theater, and as the lights dimmed, I knew I wasn't going to walk out of there the same. Just by thumbing through the playbill, I knew my spirit was about to be changed. And by the end of the performance that is exactly what happened. Watching these beautiful black children with skin darker than my own, open their mouths, and sing these incredible harmonies, telling this heart wrenching story of Apartheid in South Africa, moved me beyond what my young self could comprehend. One thing, was clear for me that afternoon. I knew right then and there that I wanted to be an actor. I wanted to be on that stage with them, telling that story, feeling what they felt, and singing what they were singing! I chased that dream around the globe, and have been blessed to be able share that passion with others.