Let There Be Light!

In the beginning, back in 1965...

Well, that title could've gone a few ways, but the AC/DC reference just felt right, so here we are. Indeed! Here we are, at the top of it all! Welcome, my new friends, to my first blog post on my first official website. Oh, I feel the excitement in the air.

In this little corner of my site, I'll be popping in every now and then to give you a heads-up on what's been going on in my theatrical life, so keep an eye out for future updates!

But this is more than just a simple introductory post; yes, it has a theme! Don't believe me? Check this out: New Beginnings. We've touched on a few of them so far, so let's hit the last - what I'm doing right now.

Currently, I have been blessed beyond belief to be taking on the role of John Adams in East Carolina University's production of 1776! (If the reason behind this tying in with the theme hasn't clicked yet, just give it a hot second (I promise it'll hit you)). The rehearsal process thus far has been demanding, yes, but more than that it has been unbelievably rewarding.

Admittedly, I used to be a huge history nerd back in my early college/high school, but had lost the time to keep it up when I got to ECU. This role has not only been an exciting step forward in my personal acting journey, it's also been an excuse for me to nerd it up again and stick my head in the history books (Fun fact: John used to address his wife Abigail in his letters as not only "My Dearest Friend," but also "Diana*" and "Ms. Adorable**")! Anyway, before I dive into an impromptu history lesson, I digress. In an attempt to pull the reins back in, this is an amazing experience that I would love to share with you as soon as we hit that McGinnis stage on Feb. 23 (for more info on location, dates, and tickets, click here!).

That's all I've got for now, y'all. Thanks for the time and I can't wait to talk to you again!



Donald Sutton


* In reference to the Roman goddess of the moon

** My personal favorite (seriously, how cute is that?!)