The things we see … and the things we don’t see … the things that are invisible to the eye.
We watched this young man enter our lives and ascend from an unknown talent to a most loved and respected artist. We grew to know him by his words, by his actions, by the intense attention he gave to the people he portrayed … not characters only, but representations of human emotion. A need in him to show us what he saw in them as he read the script and lifted them from the page.
But his aspirations were never to become rich or famous. And we know that as we watched him quietly in the background, always studying, always with a script in his hand, always shining with a silent luster that called our attention.
Nurtured by loving parents in a small country, miles and oceans away from us, he silently made his way toward his goal with diligence, with persistence, with study, with respect for others. Even with crowds clamoring around him, he retreated into the world of his next role.
The title of this piece would imply something more forceful, something bold and disquieted. Yet this man’s calm determination gives the same effect without the noise. He doesn’t step to the front of the room but remains in the ensemble of the cast, one of the members of a creative group, doing his part to contribute the role he has been asked to play. Colin Morgan: a child, not of the real world, but of his chosen world, heeding the voices of his passion.