The America I know is open, honest, inclusive, hard-working, innovative, and egalitarian, a land of opportunity, color-blind and color-enriching, where dreams are articulated and achieved, where markets for talent, ideas, products, services, and innovative efforts to move the economy forward and secure public welfare are pursued by teams of decent people working hard to ‘do well by doing good,’ from all walks of life.
The America I know is open-hearted, thoughtful, courageous and determined, one that acknowledges, tolerates, even overcomes differences of opinion, one that sees achievable opportunities for progress in every situation, one that sees every neighbor as a friend or potential friend, and one where anyone can earn their way to the top by focusing their mind, stealing their will, and dedicating the sweat of their brow.
I’ve been lucky to spend a good part of my young career so far reflecting on the American experience. I am delighted to present this show in partnership with UltraSuperNew in Singapore to coincide with our US Independence Day, as a meditation on America: the good, the bad, and now, unfortunately, some of the ugly. Maybe, just maybe, it’s about time for a change back to the America I know.