And We Are Still Beginning

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We are down to our last two shows, which are completely sold out! Thank you to everyone who has and are still going to watch!

It has truly been an honor to work with everyone in this production, and I’m so glad that I was able to be a part of this show. And I’m also thankful that my beautiful wife has been so supportive (even though she was afraid that I was going to suck since it’s been eight years since I last stepped on stage to perform, thankfully I didn’t suck).

It was difficult for me to adjust at times due to the swearing and some of the content in the show, as almost all the shows I’ve ever done in my life have all been Christian shows, and since I rarely swear in real life, swearing on stage was a very big hurdle for me. It even reached a point where I had to speak to my pastor about my misgivings, and find a way to work through it.

I’m so glad that I did this show. I have learned so much about this millennial subset and myself. I feel like I’ve grown so much as an actor and as a person.  And also, I’ve gained so many new friends who I hope I still see once this is done.  The time we have all spent together at rehearsals and just hanging out have brought us together,  and I didn’t expect to form such a bond with everyone, where we all are stuck to our phones checking our whatsapp group when we have no rehearsals because we have a severe case of sepanx.

Usually when TV personalities join a theater show, I’m quite skeptical because sometimes it’s hard for them to make the transition from TV to theater, but in this instance I was pleasantly surprised at how much time, effort and work that Jasmine, Saab and Lauren have put into their performances. And gosh how they have blossomed! Churning out heart wrenching monologues with such ease, emotion and truth.

And Cai, Micah, and Sarah, who I’m also working with for the first time, who have taken their monologues and driven them home with all the years of acting experience they have, it’s an honor to share the stage with such amazingly talented people.

I’m so proud of everyone in this production, and I’m amazed that such a small prod team has been able to do such a great job, they’re a group of 8 doing the jobs of at least 15 people. The actors may be the ones on stage, but the prod team is really the star that no one sees.

And the writers! Toff, Wanggo, and Jam and everyone else who worked on the script and the plethora of edits that they made to make this show the honest and unapologetic work that tugs at your very core, raising questions about yourself that you never knew you had, and realizing things you never knew you had to realize.

Toff, Wanggo, Jam, Anissa, Sarte, Maine, tita Pauline, Sofa, Child, Jace, Micah, Lauren, Jos, Cai, Sarah, Martin, Saab, Sab, James, Jim, Robbie, Maronne, Kayla, Miggy, Maryss, Mik, Santi and Anna, (I hope I didn’t forget anyone), I love you all, I am so happy to be able to call you guys my friends.

This run may be coming to a close, but we are always just beginning.

🙂

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