When I recently took my first trip to New York, I visited the Julliard School of Arts and immediately thought about a recent book I read, Faces On My Wall by Jesse Wilson. I tagged him in a pic on Twitter. We tweeted a bit back and forth, until finally I told him, we just need to have a casual conversation and chat more in person, virtually of course. And that we did. Here is my review of Faces On My Wall. Enjoy!
~A Casual Conversation (Podcast) with Jesse Wilson is at the end of this post and on iTunes.
Jesse Wilson is a motivational performer, professional speaker, author, teacher, and visual artist. A life-long involvement with theatre and film as both performer and writer began early, growing up in Hollywood, CA. A theatre graduate of The Juilliard School in New York City, Jesse developed material for his one-man shows that have been performed across the country. His solo production, Face the City, written for high school and college audiences, combines visual and animation projections in a multimedia presentation of a young artist’s journey to find his voice in the “real world.” His children’s book The Night the Moon Ate My Room! written and performed for young audiences to experience self-discovery, is created with the support of The Kennedy Center’s Imagination Celebration and Pikes Peak Library District. Integrating the arts and especially the powerful tool of improvisation, a program that Jesse has developed entitled “Making Perfect Mistakes!” helps people (like educators, business owners, at-risk teenagers, and every one else a part of the human race!) overcome the pitfalls of perfectionism that so often hinder the creative mind. Please visit his website at Jesse Wilson Productions for more information on what Jesse Wilson is doing in the “community at large”.