The past few months have been a wild roller coaster ride with ups, downs, and loop-de-loops galore. At the end of it, I asked myself why? Why put yourself through so much stress, pain, happiness, sorrow, tears, laughter, predicaments, confrontations, contracts? The answer is simple: I had to. To create art is to breathe. To create art is to live. To create art is to fulfill my destiny and live my fate. I’m not just doing it for me; I haven’t done it for just me in a long time. I’ve done it for everyone, including myself. We all need a little art in our lives. We all need a little escape. Theatre is a way for me to make that happen. I can help to make your imagination come alive by taking you to a new place, encountering new characters, and experiencing new events. My role in the past year has been a little more involved than just being an actor, but I am happy that I can bring more to the table, and on a grander scale, and hopefully, make a difference in that many more peoples’ lives.
In a world with so much hate, negativity, and problems, we need to focus on the good, the laughter, the love. Our lives are so full of stress that we forget to make time to laugh. Our days are so filled with obligations that we forget to take ten minutes to ourselves. Our mind is so full of thoughts that we forget to let go for a moment and experience something new. With writing this series, I am hoping that I can provide those things for you: ten minutes to yourself where you don’t have to worry about anything else. Ten minutes where you can laugh, you can cry, you can relate, you can tap your toes, and you can bob your head. Ten minutes where you can escape the phones ringing, the emails coming in, and the tension of whatever you’re going through. Ten minutes for you to just be you.
I wrote this series in the hopes that it can make a change. I feel everyone can relate to the issues that all three of the characters face. As the series moves on each week and into a new therapy session, we dive deeper into the relationship of Dennis and Rita, as well as their relationships with themselves. As we’ve all been told before, sometimes our worst critic is ourselves. Have you ever thought about how much of an impact the particular critique on yourself from yourself can be on your life, your relationships, and your surroundings? Through this story, we will find that out. I hope it helps you in overcoming whatever it is that you need to overcome. You’re beautiful.
Thank you for watching In Retrospect, and I hope you continue to come back every week if not to laugh, to sing along, to dance, to escape, then to just have a moment to yourself.