Find The Good and Praise it
Once upon a time not so long ago a woman named Stephanie Jackson went to WACO to see Zora Neale Hurston staring Vanessa Belle Calloway!! I knew that I had to become a part of this very special place. I knew that night standing in the lobby after the incredible performance that I must perform here. Months passed and I never forgot the amazing evening I'd experienced. There was nothing left, I had been the caregiver for my dad who had brain cancer for almost eight years le holding down a full time job!! That was the most wonderful, hard , loving, lousy , painful, and beautiful time. I got to see first hand what love, pain, gratefulness, spirituality, belief in God, faithfulness, loyalty, courage, and dignity looked like everyday for almost eight years. My dad and me did not miss a beat, we laughed, traveled, talked, shared, taught each other. We would even go to acting classes together. He always encouraged me . However, he was more important than me at that time , you know the rest.... My dad passed on an audition for the original movie Shaft in New York. Opting, instead to work in the aerospace industry and start his own bartending business with his friend, and together they bartended for celebrities , directors, movie producers, and he would bring home posters, some small movie props, left overs... I have had my gift since I was a little girl. I knew I had the gift of storytelling as someone else very early on, I could move people to come along on the journey with me. Now here it is decades later and I have thought about acting everyday of my life. It is my time, there is nothing stopping me, but there is something someone(my dad ) pushing me an urgency to let the world know that I am here and I have my acting, producing, writing , and directing to share with the world now, not later, and so it is.... Thank you WACO for a place to study, develope the lauching pad, and the skill set to go out into the universe and share our gift and be paid for it. It is absolutely correct "Dreams don't have an expiration date!"