It is with a very heavy heart that I write this.
Our production of Children of a Lesser God will be closing early.
This been the most demanding and rewarding work of my career. It has been an education and an honor to have the opportunity to work with this company. I have never been more proud of a piece of work that I have done. I have never had a more impactful professional relationship than what I have with Lauren. I have never worked harder to bring a vision to life than I have for Kenny. So it is with great disappointment that I will have to put down James Leeds before I was quite ready, but before I do
John,Treshelle,Mama,Julee and Tony.... I couldn’t make that happen every night without your tireless work and dedication.
Kenny... I am honored by the trust that you put in me to try and bring this to life. I hope we get to do this many more time(but maybe just in 1 language from now on)
And Lauren... I just can’t say this enough. I am forever in your debt for the grace you showed me as I was making my first baby steps into your language. For the patience with all of my stupid questions(and the were some doozies looking back now). For your explanation of Deaf World in ways that I could, slowly, understand. For challenging my preconceptions and biases and for matching me step for step at every moment along this journey. I have had no greater pleasure in my (almost)30 years of doing this than being James to your Sarah
And last but certainly not least..... to everyone who came to see us, either last summer or this run THANK YOU. None of this is possible without you. And to anyone coming for the next couple weeks... don’t you worry we will still bring the fire every night.
There are many more names in the company who make this happen and deserve to be mentioned.... but that’s to be written another day.