Don’t You Want to Be Free

Sequoia Houston

I’m so excited and honored to have been a part of the inaugural production of Soul Children’s Theatre’s “Don’t You Want to be Free” by Langston Hughes. This was one of my favorite shows that I’ve ever been a part of. It was truly “edu-taining.” Written in 1937, it journey through slavery and beyond to show you what it was like to be black in America back then. Go Langston! Be on the lookout for the next Soul Children’s Theater peice “The Frederick Douglass Story” directed by the South Dallas-reknown H.J. Steward. It’s sure to be a treat.

As is my new custom, I’d like to give a shout out to everyone in the cast. I truly enjoyed working with you, and hope we’ll be able to work together again sometime soon…..I’d like to give a special shout out to my new family!

Mookie- You’ve done it once again! I’m so very proud of you and can’t wait to see the many things you will accomplish in your lifetime. Just a heads up, I’ll probably be posting you shaking your butt on our way to DC sometime soon. lol

Ashley Sade’- I never knew that we would become as close as we have. I’m so glad I met you. You’re so talented and I’m sure Debbie Allen is somewhere shaking in her boots…..or at the very least, trying to get in touch with you so she can be your mentor :).

Mo Hill- What can I say? You are one of the funniest guys I’ve ever met. You have such an energizing presence and you’re just a joy to be around…..oh, and you’re a pretty good actor too. I can’t wait to see you in “You Wouldn’t Know a Good Man” and whatever else you have planned for the future…and I hope we’re able to work together again real soon!

Keith “Sir Wellington Thurston” Douglas- You are truly one of a kind…I’m still trying to figure out if that’s good or bad….but alas, let me stop with my written vitriol :). I know I joked with you several times saying “We can’t all be working actors” but that’s very true and I’m proud of you for turning your passion into your full-time occupation. I pray that I’m able to do the same thing sometime soon.

You are all very talented people and it was an honor getting to work with you, getting to know you and getting to become your friend……we just can’t do so much drinking. I have to keep my youthful appearance for the big screen :).

Love ya,


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