J.R. WESTFALL

THE FUN STUFF

I am Greek, English, Irish, Welsh, and French – but I was raised and baptized Greek, and am connected with that heritage. A lover of the abstract, I’m an ENTP Gryffindor whose favorite color is crimson; Storm has always been my favorite superhero (whose powers I would love); and my sun, moon, and Mercury can all be found in Leo.

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WEEKLY UPDATE

While I realize that I’m exceedingly tardy in making this latest entry – so much so that this is more of a monthly update than it is a weekly – I promise it’s not for a lack of effort or desire. In the weeks leading up to this historic presidential election, I was riddled with what to write about as little else seemed important.

 

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For me, Syracuse has long possessed a complicated past. But having been born and raised here, I can assuredly tell you this: bigotry of every kind was common when I was a kid; and bigotry of every kind still persists today. Sure, it’s getting better, and has been over time.

 

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Smee, Peter and the Starcatcher (2016)

 

Upon arriving back in Syracuse, I was asked to direct this iconic piece of theatre as a fundraiser for two amazing organizations: ACR Health & The Paul Robeson PAC. Being that I’m a man, I was of course trepidatious – but having loved the show since college, as well as the desire to spark change, I inevitably (and ecstatically) agreed.

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