Richard Jenkins tells Theatre and Dance students to believe you are enough

Richard Jenkins tells Theatre and Dance students to believe you are enough

“Be yourself.  There’s nobody else like you.  If you try to act like somebody else you can’t be yourself.”

If there was an over-arching theme in a 90 minute question and answer session between Oscar nominated actor Richard Jenkins and a crowd of more than 120 students at Northern Illinois University’s O’Connell Theatre, October 30, it was that.  The best actors have learned how to maximize the only part of the process they can truly control–their own talent.

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