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The Evolution of an Artist

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Finding your voice as an artist is something that never really stops. You don't arrive and say, well THAT'S done. Life intercedes. Tonight on "The Courage to Change with Lisa Kirchner," Charles Sanchez talks about the changes in his life. Instead of decrying circumstances, he's made changes work in his favor. His forthcoming web series Merce, is one such evolution.

First Sanchez faced a lack of opportunities in acting, so he turned to directing. Then he discovered he was H.I.V. positive. Yet he found the courage to move to New York and follow his passion for creativity, turning to writing and performing online. Join us on Friday, March 14 at 2pm as we listen to the show and discuss live, just how that's all possible. #couragetochange @lisakirchner @mercedMMT

Sanchez is an openly gay, H.I.V.-positive writer and performer living in New York City. He studied acting and musical theatre technique at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. As a professional actor, he’s performed  in original works Off Broadway at The Vineyard Theatre and Open Eye: New Stagings, as well as at Lincoln Center with the Little People’s Orchestra. He was seen regionally in theatres ranging from the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park to Murry’s Dinner Playhouse in Little Rock, AR. He conceived, directed and performed in the music revue, “Out of the Trunk” and co-wrote and performed Sweet and Sour Porked Off Off Broadway.  He also co-wrote the book of Aliza, the musical, developed and performed at the Minerva Stage in Williamstown, MA. Last season he directed the cabaret act, “Mismatch.com” at Don’t Tell Mama, and most recently he’s been performing his original stories. He conceived, wrote and starred in Manhattan Man-Travels, a comedy web series on YouTube, which he is now re-imagining along with his producing partner Tyne Firmin. The new comedy series Merce, about a single, gay, H.I.V.-positive man living in NYC will be seen on YouTube in the Fall.

Your host, Lisa Kirchner, is the author of Hello, American Lady Creature: What I Learned as a Woman in Qatar (Greenpoint Press, May 2014). At one time she was simultaneously the religion editor for a GLBT newspaper, the dating columnist for an alt newsweekly, and the bridal editor for a society rag. Not surprisingly, she lives in New York City.

And, as always, if you you have a story we need to tell, email us! And keep up with the show on my blog.

The Courage to Change - Lisa Kirchner

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