As a young man, I had dreams of becoming an actor. I went to a performing arts high school, and I decided that I would go to college, get a theatre degree, and make a career on the stage. I found out that Minneapolis was top-two in the U.S. in per-capita number of theatres, so I moved there and thought I was set. This was where I wanted to be; I had made it.
That obviously didn’t happen.
I was rarely given professional opportunities as an actor, and when I got into teaching theatre, I found the structured environment wasn’t a good fit.