This man is more than an actor, writer, or director. He is joy. He leads with his spirit. It’s booming and big and enveloping. He is brave to lead with such a big heart for himself, for his dreams, for his wife, for his daughter and his creative life.
Collaborating with him on Love Is__ was a great God moment. We spoke a language that allowed us to dance and spin a tale that will live in the bottle of great love stories for lifetimes. Our blood and marrow are in that song we made with Michele Weaver and a chorus of other great talents. But Will Catlett’s love and joy and smile and light and gift and tears and fears are in that offering. That’s how he gives — with all of who he is.
And for that, he is my Muse.
When I asked him of his favorite things, he did not wait for my questions, he immediately offered this:
Mara, My Favorite Things are:
WORDS: Mara Brock Akil
PHOTOS: Courtesy of Will Catlett