“Wide Open”: 11 Days (Reflection)

I have kept journals since I was about 11 years old.  I wrote in them religiously.  There was a time when I wouldn’t leave the house without one.   Each journal that I had manifested a little piece of my destiny.  Yesterday I found an old journal of mine from 2003/2004.  When I opened itContinue reading ““Wide Open”: 11 Days (Reflection)”

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“Wide Open”: 16 Days (Quitter)

When faced with greatness you can easily become consumed by fear, therefore allowing the possibility of quitting to seem like the easier option. I try to model my life after people who I admire.  One person in particular is Tyler Perry.  I choose Tyler because we have a lot of similarities as far as myContinue reading ““Wide Open”: 16 Days (Quitter)”

“Wide Open”: 20 Days (Appreciation)

Over the last couple years the team and production of “Wide Open” as evolved immensely.  People have come and gone yet there has been some constants that have kept me grounded, humbled and filled with much appreciation.  Those people are Maurice Clark and Tarishi “Midnight” Shuler. I remember when we first auditioned for the castContinue reading ““Wide Open”: 20 Days (Appreciation)”

“Wide Open”: 22 Days (Focused)

Today was a rehearsal day.  Rehearsal days always calm me down,  I think it’s because we are working and my mind is not focused on everything at once but it’s only focused on the final product.  The final product is my favorite part of the process.  I know that sounds cliché’ but at the endContinue reading ““Wide Open”: 22 Days (Focused)”

“Wide Open”: 23 Days (The Countdown Begins)

There are always these steps I go through when a show is coming up.  They are, complete utter denial, fear, excitement, regret, butterflies, panic and nerves.  They always come one right after the other, not always in the same order but always one after the other.  This time around is different.  I am feeling themContinue reading ““Wide Open”: 23 Days (The Countdown Begins)”