T.A. is making his third appearance at iTheater, having previously been in Love Disorder and The Exonerated. He’s been active in valley theater for 15 years and is a four-time AriZoni award winner. He’s appeared in such shows as A Few Good Men, Driving Miss Daisy,Guys and Dolls, Damn Yankees, Annie Get Your Gun, and Purlie. In addition to being an actor, he’s a professional vocalist and the owner/executive producer of Act Two Productions. T.A. thanks Charles and Chris for the opportunity to be part of this timely play, and he thanks God for his talents and the opportunities he’s had to share them.
Soon after African-American businessman Sterling North becomes the new director of the Morris Foundation, he discovers that this world-famous art collection includes several significant African sculptures tucked away in storage. His proposal to add them to the public galleries is opposed by the foundation's long-time education director, who is loyal to the idiosyncratic wishes of the late Dr. Morris. Spurred on by a zealous local journalist, this clash quickly escalates to public accusations of racism and a bitter struggle for control of the collection. “Permanent Collection” is a searing examination of racial politics that ultimately asks how much space -- literally and figuratively -- the white world gives to African-Americans. What is the cost of failing to view the world through another's eyes?View Production