I had the great privilege of giving the keynote address at United Cerebral Palsy Of Oregon and Southwest Washington's 15th Family Conference in Portland, Oregon earlier this month. The theme was, "A Community For Everyone." UCP is an amazing organization and I was glad I had the chance to participate.
For over 12 years, The Actors Center has made a significant difference in the lives and artistic ambitions of many of our most talented American actors. It was established on the concept that artists need to continue to develop their craft in relation to their growth as human beings. Many of our best actors no longer work in the theatre. They work primarily in film and television, where they can earn a living. Theatre, however, is an art form within which the actor is forced to continue to grow as an artist. The Actors Center links an actor's practical life to the creative demands and artistic standards of the theatre. I am honored to be a member.