Joshua Whitson has the right blend of boyish charm and hero quality as he flies and flips on the elaborate flying system.
-Greater Lansing Theatre
Thanks for taking the time to look at my website. So, this is the part where I tell you about how I grew up in Michigan surrounded by miles of farm land and used to fight dragons in my backyard. I have always had a wild imagination. That's part of the reason why I love swimming so much: it's the closest thing we have to flying! This is also the reason why I, following the instructions of a book my mom listened to on tape, pretended to have superpowers every day for almost two years (more specifically- the power to modulate molecular speed).
Being an actor, I get to morph into another human, to see the world through their eyes. I used to be a shy, nerdy kid who sat in the back of the class reading a book. Until one very important day in fourth grade my teacher asked me to be in the school production: How the West Was Dun: Sunny Side Up and Fried. Not only that, but I would be able to play the villain. Me? The nerdy, skinny kid was going to play a villain? Awesome! Ever since that day, I realized that I could be anything that I wanted to be.
I cannot express how important theatre is. I know from experience how much it changed my life. So, everytime I leave the stage, I hope that maybe there was a kid in that audience who saw that fighting dragons in your backyard isn't weird or nerdy, it's preparing you to be the hero that you always dreamed you would be.