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.