The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy.

-Meryl Streep

I have always been an actor…

    But my artistic interests have changed. In the beginning I wrote, directed, and starred in small-scale living room productions for whoever would watch, yearning for the attention of all. Now, acting has become less about wanting something out of others and more about wanting something out of myself. Acting forces one to be empathetic towards a character and must dig deep to find the heart of who he/she is. Whether or not the character has any similarities to your own self, looking through the eyes of another inadvertently expands your compassion for the world around you. Acting has and continues to make me more aware of the world around me. It also allows me to share those discoveries with an audience, which I find to be the most powerful.