I don’t think of the bigger picture of “Oh, I’m going to be this,” or “I have to do that.” I am a working artist. I get up in the morning and I go to work.
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This past weekend, ChicagolandMusicalTheatre took a road trip to the University of Wisconsin campus in Whitewater, WI to catch a rare production of Street Scene, a high musical drama directed by Chicagoan Kymberly Mellen. A history-maker as the first-ever Tony winner for Best Score, the team behind it is beyond compare.
“I’d much rather be telling you about some musical I’m working on, but this is sort of the new full-time gig now, until there is a sense of normalcy on the island, this is family, this is our friends, this is who we are……this is where we’re from, this is the gig for the foreseeable future.”
Truth is, Seth Rudetsky is the male Ado Annie: He’s just a guy who “Cain’t say, No.”
That reflected my perspective also as a straight white guy; ready to stand against racism wherever I see it, yet still learning more sophisticated ways to be an ally.