Saturday, 22 September 2012

Real Life Morries: Your Personal Tributes

Do you have an important mentor in your life? In honour of our current production of Mitch Albom's Tuesdays with Morrie we want to celebrate those influential people whose wisdom and guidance have often shaped the lives of those around them. We're inviting you to write about your mentor in the comments section of this blog post. All submissions will be entered into a draw for The Time Keeper.  The winner will be announced  on October 20th on our blog and on our facebook page.

To kick things off, here is a submission from Rosebud Theatre Resident Actor, David Snider, who plays Mitch in the show:

I am blessed to have had a number of “Morries” in my life. Morris Ertman is definitely one both as a mentor and dear friend. Much of what we share on stage is born from our relationship. 

Another mentor who has been on my mind recently I met my senior year in high school. I had a choir teacher named David Pool, known by his students as just “Pool”.  He inspired us to recognize our value and responsibility as a part of a greater whole when making music.  He required us to communicate the humanity in the songs. He was frank about life’s difficulty, and treated each of us as capable to live bravely, responsibly, and with joy.  His lessons and conducting were shot-through with wry humor and wit. A famous phrase from him was “I hate you all equally”, which we received as high praise indeed.