We look to the past to shape our future. Who are you? Where are you going from here?

I am a U.S. ARMY veteran, now an actor. And like the military, I’ll just continue to march forward.

What most excites you about being a part of TAM’s 50th Anniversary Season?

We are a part of History every day. To be a voice among many others that have come and gone along this historic stage… I am not only excited, but honored to be among them. Being a part of celebrating this milestone makes it even sweeter.

We’re all about making old things new and new things classic. Why are you drawn to Classic Theatre? How do you shake it up?

Classics are rewardingly challenging. Cliché, but can’t know where you’re going unless you know where you’ve been. I don’t want to “shake it” too much. Context of the text changes with every generation. No voice is exactly the same. So, shaking it up happens automatically when telling the truth of the text. At least that’s my take on it.

Who inspires you and why?

I don’t have anyone specific at the moment, but longevity inspires me. The tides of time are ever moving; the world evolves. Having the open mind to move with the times and let yourself evolve with them is inspiring.

You can have dinner with any three influential people. Who are your dream guests, why them, and what is the topic of conversation?

An ancestor of mine – Curious – Hope

James Baldwin – Intellect – Politics

Ira Aldridge – Idol – Theater

What recent accomplishment are you most proud of?

I graduated with a Masters of Fine Arts degree at Florida State University. I was never a great student and to accomplish that… well, I’m proud.

What’s your super power?

Breathing. It is one of the easiest hard things to do. Learning still, but I breathe pretty well I think.