The Arts are truly a definite medium for self-expression, creativity, and a means by which people of any socioeconomic background may share precious moments together. In the early 80’s, the desire to provide a theatrical format for artists of color to develop self- expression and creativity stirred deeply in my soul. Thus, as time would allow, the desire grew and Stage Aurora was born. Stage Aurora, theatre that enlightens, aims to build a bridge of understanding, to share our culture with cultures from around the world, to hear the same words that make us all laugh or cry, to applaud and shout in unity. As a professional actor for over 20 years, I have had the privilege to perform on hundreds of stages across the world; to stand on stage as the actor and look out over the audience and experience the sheer surprise in the eyes of the audience as they are treated to words of delight. I hope to share this emotion with you, to greet you in a manner that is sincerely heartfelt, to salute you with dignity and to applaud your words of encouragement and support. It is sound reasoning for Stage Aurora. Reared on the Northside of Jacksonville, music, song and dance gave me discipline, responsibility and self- confidence. There were no bounds to my goals. There were, however, limited resources as the Northside has never hosted a professional theatre for showcasing the Arts. Stage Aurora is an attempt to fill that void. Stage Aurora is here to present the City of Jacksonville with the best in theatrical entertainment we can offer, to be a contributing force to such an already powerful and exciting Arts community. We are here to be inclusive of every nationality, ethnic origin, social history, and religious preference. We are a multicultural family growing and expanding daily. Please accept us with open arms as we strive to create theatre that enlightens.