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So young Jesse will be directing two different one-act plays this summer as a project for Clark Theatre. He just finished up a stint stage managing Time Stands Still, an award-nominated adult show at Heller Theatre and he's about to go on stage in Oliver! at the Tulsa PAC. By the time he starts his junior year of high school, he will have acted in about 20 community theater plays, directed 2, stage managed 1, teched (lights and sound) several, written (and had staged for a paying audience) 3, co-written another, and written and performed stand-up, competitive slam poetry, and been in many improv shows, plus he has a backlog of screenplays, web episodes, plays, poems, etc that he's always working on. Not bad for a kid who everyone thought was autistic when he was 5 and could barely read when he was 10. I guess everyone blooms in their own time...I'm glad we've been able to give him the freedom to find his own way on his own schedule.

Date: 2013-02-25 06:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] msbyn.livejournal.com
I can't imagine how differently our boys would have done in the PS system from the beginning. My boys were late in the reading and writing as well. I'm really glad we have had the opportunities to let them explore at their own speed. Jesse has done amazing things and I'm sure he'll continue to do so. You've done an amazing job:)

Date: 2013-02-25 09:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tura.livejournal.com
That is really impressive. How old is he now? Will he be starting college early? Is he in public school now? Both he and Dingo are amazing to me. All three of you have worked really hard over the years and I am incredibly proud of all of you!

Date: 2013-02-26 07:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lisamoe.livejournal.com
He is 15. He'll be starting college as soon as he's 16 this summer. I gave him the option of public high school but he wanted no part of it.

Dingo's friend, who is a head shorter and tiny, probably half his weight, was trying to talk Dingo into public school the other day, and Dingo, looking aghast said "Aren't there BULLIES there!?" and his friend looked him up and down and said, "Well yeah, but nothing YOU can't handle."

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