Walter F. Rodriguez, a self described "creative," is the guest for episode three of brave space. He talks about why he feels most comfortable with this title as someone who wears many creative, artistic, and professional hats. Walter shares how he got his start in photography, a little bit of his journey in theater, and what it's like to bounce between gigs in New York City.
As an actor and director, Walter's had various experiences touring and performing. He talks about issues in the theater world and how important it is for theater to bring out the humanness in audiences, not stifle it. We both share our love of the creative process and how important and freeing it is to acknowledge failure; we agree we learn so much from it.
Walter directing War Stories in Spring 2017
Walter as a construction worker in the series Assisted Living
Knowing that Walter has family in Puerto Rico, I ask him how the political climate and aftermath of Hurricane Maria impacts his creative work. He shares that he's able to utilize his art as a method to work through processing Maria and that he's writing a script for a podcast that addresses the blackout on the island, juxtaposed with a blackout in information.
Crash Boat Beach in Puerto Rico, before and after the hurricaine
To learn more about Walter F. Rodriguez, visit wfrphoto.com or connect with him on Facebook. Many thanks to Walter for chatting with me for the pod!