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A Media Frenzy and a Taste of Stardom

Ah the life of an actor. TV interviews, radio interviews, picture in the paper every week. It’s a hard life. Well, that’s been my life the last two weeks, but add a six hour rehearsal every night and you’ll have the complete picture. I was on our local “To the Point” radio show yesterday morning and just got off the phone this morning witch Russell Bowers from CBC radio, where by the way they asked me to talk about God. How many opportunitites do you get to talk about God’s love on live radio? It was pretty awesome. It will be bitter sweet when this play is over. In a way I’ll be sad that it’s over because I’ve come to really like the other 7 actors and I’ve really enjoyed working with them. But on the other hand I’ll enjoy being home every evening again. I miss my family!

For those that don’t know about the play yet, I’m in The Laramie Project. It’s about a gay college student who was lured into a truck, beaten, tied to a fence, and left for dead in Laramie, Wyoming. The two guys that did this to him did it because he was gay. His name was Matthew Shepard. There was extensive coverage on his beating and even more when 6 days after the beating, he died. The play focuses attention on hate and what hate can do to you. The two guys that beat Matthew, Aaron James McKinney and Russell Arthur Henderson, were sentenced to life in prison. They could have received the death penalty but Dennis Shepard, Matthew’s dad, decided that if Matthew had the choice, he would want them to live, and to think about what they did every day for the rest of their lives.

In two day I leave for a much needed vacation! I’m pretty stoked. Vancouver. Red Deer. Edmonton. Long driving days but totally worth it! It will just be me and Kaylie as Noah couldn’t get the time off work, which kind of sucks but oh well, it’ll still be fun. Anyway, I’ll let you all go and enjoy this overcast day. Hey, at least it’s not raining . . . yet! Enjoy all!

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  • opa/grannybraam Saturday, April 29, 2006, 1:28 am

    Wow Jen, I’m sure proud of you,wish I could listen to that radio piece. Hope the trip goes well too. Love you all, Dad.

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