My name is Peter Grant, I am a 20 year-old native of Conway, Arkansas, and I graduated from Conway High in 2017. At Hendrix, I’m double-majoring in Theatre Arts and Spanish. I’m the co-host of a weekly radio show on campus which will enter its third year this fall, and I play Minesweeper for fun.
My interest in our project through the Hope Rises program stems from a lifelong love of theatre, and I believe firmly that there are few better ways for a person to acknowledge and analyze their own characteristics, patterns, habits, and emotions than by working to produce new ones through acting. Theatrical work, to my mind, is a work that cannot exist without a certain element of vulnerability, and I believe that vulnerability requires a person to be willing to trust themselves and the people around them. With this in mind, it is my understanding that theatre is an exercise in community-building. I believe, too, that anyone that’s ever told a knock-knock joke has what it takes to act.