Over the last weekend, I finished up a rehearsal/performance process for West Side Story with the Next Generation Theatre Company in St. Louis. I played the part of Officer Krupke and also designed the sound (which my wife ran for the performances). It was the first production since college that I’ve acted in that I neither directed nor produced. In short, I had a blast! It was fun from auditions to final curtain call. I made friends with the cast members and re-acquainted myself with some old friends too. The director (Janelle Wilger) was great to work with!
This week, also marks the end of another chapter in my life. As of Thursday, September 1st, I will no longer be working for The Christian Activity Center in East St. Louis. I’ve worked for them since January 2014 as computer teacher, website designer and “data daddy”. I’ve also made a lot of friends here that I will remain in contact with throughout my life. However, it’s been made clear to me over the past several months that it is time for me to re-focus on my talent the drama and step out in faith to further pursue that calling. I look forward to the excitement that lies ahead in my life as I do that as well as continuing to teach at DaySpring School of the Arts in Maryland Heights and begin homeschooling my daughter, Rebekah, as she enters high school.