The Crazy Mind approached me. They said… “We have been following you for a bit thanks to a friend. What you do is very particular, focused, original. We want to interview you!”
Of course, I said… YES…
It was a very different interview. The questions asked time after time went deeper and at times, it felt very uncomfortable. Why? Because they wanted the truth.
Here is the final product. Enjoy!
Now I understand why Hollywood, Netflix, HBO, ABC, CBS, NBC, Disney, Nickelodeon, Broadway, etc. will not hire actors with a diagnosis, with obvious or mild challenges.
Video: Trolls and Friends The Musical, Dunedin Community Center, FL
In an attempt to entertain, the writing may reflect some of the realities faced by an individual who is considered to have limitations. But a trained actor is the one hired to perform the role of someone they have no knowledge of, they cannot relate to, many times, they don’t even respect who they are. This trained actor pretends to have a diagnosis and pretends to make others laugh or cry. Decent writing and marketing may save the show. This is pathetic, ridiculous and short sighted.
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