Student Brings Life Lessons Through Theater 11/16/12
CBS 7 News
November 16, 2012
ODESSA- One Odessa High School student opened the doors to the public and the minds of those attending a play called Same Difference: A Disability Awareness Play.
Joselyn Mosman, the director and senior at Odessa High School, said it is a production that reveals the ability of those with disabilities and includes students with and without special needs.
Mosman said the play is part of her senior Baccalaureate theater program, but it pales in comparison to what she learned from this experience.
“I feel like my entire life has meaning to it because I’m able to inspire and change people’s outlooks,” Mosman said.
It not only was a big day for Mosman, but also for those with disabilities who had a chance to be in the spotlight.
One cast member who is deaf, Erasmo Gonzalez, expressed he was nervous for the performance because he felt proud to represent those with differences.
Mosman said she was so proud of her cast members because they gained tremendous confidence through the performance.
The show featured "Attitude Truth Scenes" which helped audience members better understand the beauty in differences.
"It makes the audience hear what they may be thinking,” Mosman said. “And truth is very important because it shows the audience what they're suppose to be thinking."
Mosman said her future goal is to bring the play to other parts of the country.