Hey guys! What is up! This week is a very special week because I get to work with some of the best casts I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with! This weekend we are putting on the production, “He’s Alive”! It is an Easter musical about the life, death, resurrection and ultimately ascension of Jesus!
This post isn’t going to be a super long one because I have had a lot going on but I just wanted to have a chance to talk to you guys a little bit about theater and how it has helped me, and how it did help me when I had autism… Theater has always been a place of acceptance for me! It has always been a place where I can really be myself and not be judged, that was until I found my church family! But that’s another story.
I started doing theater when I was like six years old all the way up until I was in high school! Haven’t had a whole lot of opportunities in recent years but when I finally got the opportunity to do theater for the Lord, it was the perfect opportunity! I have finally been able to live my dream of being able to worship and honor God with theater! It is just crazy to me how God puts people in our lives at the exact right moment and coordinates everything!
If anybody from the cast reads this… I love you all! You guys have been absolutely amazing and so accepting! You guys have shown me love its purest form and given me a fresh new perspective on what theater can be! I love you all so much and this cast will always hold a very special place in my life and in my heart forever!
To my cast mates from years past, I miss you, I miss you all! I will never forget the times that we had at the Lincoln theater in New Martinsville! To my high school theater teacher Eileen Miller, you were one of the first ones to really believe in me, obviously other than my family. You are amazing and I love you and I will always remember how you always gave me a swift kick in the butt when I needed it; but also, you were there with a kind word and a gentle hand!
Well guys! I’ve got to go because I have to get rested for opening night! I love you guys! Peace out peeps!
Hannah Benson — known for her big heart, her kindness, and her eagerness to serve — is the author of the Overcoming Autism blog.
Hannah was diagnosed with Autism at the age of 14, and now uses this media platform as a way to reach out to those living with Autism and other handicaps. Hannah shares tips and coping skills for those with Autism and for family and friends of those who have been diagnosed; she also relates her life to stories in the Bible and chronicles the lessons she’s learned along her journey.
Hannah Benson can be found on Instagram @hannah_benson94 or on Facebook on the Overcoming Autism Hannah’s Story.