Authenticity – Becoming Comfortable In Your Own Skin – with Tom Alvarez
The idea of being “authentic” is a truly a challenge for each and every one of us, as we navigate the concerns of others and what they may think of you. Not to mention what the vulnerabilities and fear of how we see ourselves. Becoming comfortable in your skin may seem easy for most, bu additional concerns factor in when you are a person of color.
Tom Alvarez – A principal of Klein & Alvarez, LLC, Alvarez is a freelance journalist. For 40 years, he has covered theatre, dance and music for numerous publications. He appears on WISH-TV’s “Indy Style” as a regular contributor and writes a blog, “On the Aisle,” on his website TomAlvarez.studio. Most recently, he was the co-writer, co-producer, lyricist and producer of “Calder, The Musical,” the best-selling show of IndyFringe Festival 2016 and a top-selling, full-length production presented at IndyFringe Basile Theatre in January and February 2017. He also co-produced the “Calder, The Musical” CD cast recording. An actor/model, Alvarez has appeared in hundreds of print ads and numerous videos and TV commercials. He is represented by Helen Wells Agency and Heyman Talent Artists Agency. As a performer, Alvarez has acted in community theatre productions and sang with the Indianapolis Men’s Chorus. After studying speech and theatre at Indiana University, he began his career at RTV6, where he was employed for 15 years as a producer/director and on-air talent. As an entrepreneur, he owned and operated The Alvarez Group, a film and video production company for ten years. During that time, he produced an Emmy-winning documentary titled “James Dean and Me” that aired in 1996 on the TLC television network. Also an arts administrator, he was the managing director of the Edyvean Repertory Theatre and executive director of Ballet Internationale. A community leader, Alvarez has served on numerous committees and boards, including the Phoenix Theatre, of which he was a founding member.
~ More About Bill Myers Inspires ~
Emmy Award-winning actor Bill Myers is an accomplished actor, jazz musician, filmmaker, writer, educator, and speaker. As a bi-racial man who is both black and white, Bill leverages his background, talents, and voice through creativity, compassion, and connection as activism for social justice to focus on uniting the divide and compelling change.
In a civic leadership capacity, he has served as President of the African American Jazz Caucus in NYC, member of the Indianapolis Cultural Development Committee, and served as President of the Indianapolis Downtown Optimist Club. In addition to his Emmy Award, Bill has received many awards and notable commissions for his work including being commissioned by the Indianapolis Museum of Art to create an original work for Dr. Martin Luther King Day entitled “The Music, Martin & Me.”
Bill Myers seeks to encourage, enlighten, and empower others through the power of entertainment to affect social justice.
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