February 24, 2010
My name is Marcus Higgins. I first started as a student with the Short Center North in 1984. I drew and painted pictures with Paul Ford and in 1985 I started reading plays with Jim Anderson. I performed in such plays as Taming of the Shrew and Tartoth and some other plays by Shakespeare. And I made a cigarette holder which I sold at a special art show for $20.00. I also drew a picture of an old woman for $65.00. I started writing stories with Mike, though I don't remember Mikes last name. The picture I sold was made in oil pastel colors. I still work with Jim Anderson, performing in plays 30 years later. I recall performing in a play with Jim Anderson last year -- I think it was in 2009 at the Music Circus. Currently, I am rehearsing a play called Extensions with Jim Anderson's assistant, Caverly Morgan. We intend to take the play to local theatres and homes for the aging. Without DDSO I might never have learned how to use computers and woudn't be working as an actor now.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
my skills as an actor.
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
meeting new people who have taught me a lot.
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
buy more computers and pay the staff more.
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every six months
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
MY ROLE:Client Served & I have been a student at various times over the years.