As I substitute teach at Haas Hall Academy, I am reminded of my friends and my past.
Jason Moore and I had a drama classes in my early teens. I recall we did a production of Winnie the Pooh at the NWA mall. I remember rehearsals. At the mall, I skipped a huge section of the play. Therefore I had to improv and try to get some of the dialogue back into the show. Wing it! I recall my mom discussing plays that she was in through college. She described feeling outside of herself looking at herself below. Thinking I have to get back in my body and say my lines. Terrifying and interesting all in one.
When I was in graduate school, my supervisor worked with a large population of women whom suffered from DID, previously know as multiple personality disorder. Many of these women had experienced extreme amounts of abuse. Dissociating is a coping mechanism that people’s brains sometimes do when they are processing something difficult. I recall someone describing it to a class of mine. We were asked “have you ever driven somewhere and missed a turn or forgotten how you got there? Of course we all had. They explained well you dissociated.
Jason and I continued to be friends through out high school. My girls get embarrassed because I often bring up Jason’s work. I think they question if I really know him.
He is one of the many the #faroutstars that I have been lucky to know.
Jason has been working on Cher on broadway. Chris and I had the opportunity to see Cher in Vegas. We went to see Mark play with Seal. I was disappointed that Bette was on hiatus from her Vegas show. I have enjoyed Cher as an actress more then a musician. Chris and I rested rather then see her perform. Cher is definitely a performer that I have come to appreciate and admire. Not sure I will make s special trip to see Cher. However if it travels at some point, maybe I will get the chance to see Jason’s work on Cher.
“Being Authentic is Cher’s Superpower. Her authenticity to herself is her salvation” Jason Moore, Director, Fayetteville Arkansas Native!
Looking forward to hearing what Jason will create for the world next. Jason is one of Northwest Arkansas many #FarOutStars!
Check out the work he done over the years. https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0601337/