The play is MY story -- the love partner -- facing the unthinkable, hold the person I love most in the world as she took her last breath.
Susan reminded me that the story itself was universal, and that the actor wasn't really me -- it was the representation of a universal "love-partner."
Her point was that the power and meaning of the story could reach many more if someone different -- age, ethnicity, race could also perform the play.
Chuk Obasi, a colleague at a non-profit, and a trained actor, was an obvious choice. At the time I spoke with him about the play, he was losing a dear friend. He was engaged in this existential ritual. There were so many reasons why he was a good fit but this was one of the most important.
Chuk tells us what it is like to find this process and what it means to him to have embarked on this journey as well. During #breastcancerawarenessmonth, he speaks to how his involvement in the play has changed his perspective.
I hope you'll take just a few minutes to hear what he has to say.