Ep. 8 - "Letting Your Passion Lead You" with Thespian & Activist Kurtis Dennison (#ThisIsMyEra the Podcast)
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Can art, music, and theater change the world? Kurtis Dennison believes they can – and he’s put that belief into action. By harnessing his passion for theatre, Kurtis has turned the arts into a tool for community building and education. He started out by serving as an Americorps volunteer in his native West Virginia and then moved to Rwanda through the Peace Corps. Today, he’s made Rwanda his home and continues to use theatre to make this his era.
While in Rwanda for the Ubumuntu Arts Festival, Alexander Star sat down to chat with Kurtis, who organized the festival. In this episode of the #ThisIsMyEra podcast, you’ll hear about the power of passion to drive positive change, the challenges of becoming a local in a foreign country, and the importance of not letting others determine your path. Kurtis’s story is sure to resonate with community builders, as well as with anyone who has felt stifled by the status quo.
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