rez Magazine May 2015 - Page 58

which, to me at least, seem to be lacking. As I consider building a theatre and assembling a troupe of world-class performers, I’m not sure of where this may lead me, but I have faith and confidence that the journey will be fruitful – both for me and for the world of art. I often think of the importance of art in my life and the ideals that drew me to performance in the first place. Those same ideals will keep me working until the end of my days. I remember why people perform... Artists never create works of art for the money. That, of course, doesn’t mean we shouldn’t support them in every way possible. Artists are driven by re- lentless passion and a deep desire to express themselves. Their minds never stop. They’re always observing what others find ordinary or mundane. They create so they can change people’s lives in a meaningful way. They create because their hearts speak to them in words too big for pen and paper. They create because their passion cannot be contained or expressed through simple language. That’s a marvelous world in which to live ... no matter where you own a home. Stay tuned. This is sure to be a bumpy ride, but I think it's going to be a lot of fun...