Home Faces of GRCC Jesse Ballard, Age 21, Holland

Jesse Ballard, Age 21, Holland


“My big dream in life is to write plays and musicals and to have them performed. My love of theater began when I was young. I always took joy in reading lines at school assemblies or presenting to the class. I auditioned for plays in middle school and early high school, but I didn’t get any parts until I was a junior in high school. I mostly did stage crew work, but my first role started as an understudy but then I got the part when the actor could not make the performance.”

“In 2014 I was out to lunch with a friend when she suggest- ed that I try writing my own plays besides just seeing them. The thought never crossed my mind, but I tried and found myself enjoying it, making it a hobby but hopefully a career someday. I am currently working on my second draft of my first two act play “Booked,” a comedy about two compet- ing theaters.”

Reporting and photo by Dawan Brown

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