I still don't have the words to express my gratitude. After 3 months in DC, playing Aldonza in "Man of La Mancha" at the Shakespeare Theatre Company, I was awarded the Emery Battis Award for Acting Excellence. Along with the gorgeous crystal sculpture, they threw in a cool $5,000, the generosity of an anonymous donor. I am so grateful, overwhelmed with gratitude for the love and encouragement from everyone at STC. I have to thank Michael Kahn and Alan Paul, especially, for believing in me and giving me the opportunity to tell such a beautiful story. Hard work pays off. Keep pressing!!!!