Joseph's Dream© World Tour

Alex’s Dream

About one year ago my stepfather came to visit from Puerto Rico. This began the journey of Joseph’s Dream.

I consider myself very strong in my faith. I love God with all my heart & above all. But I have always had a missing piece-a true father figure. It was probably there all along, but I never saw it.

So last year when my stepfather was visiting, my friend Joyce gave me this amazing, beautiful, old bible. I’ve always struggled with reading the bible, but as I opened that wonderful book, the first thing I saw was the story of the angel’s visitation to Joseph telling him he will become a stepfather to this child that will one day be the king of kings. I felt something like I’ve never felt before. All of a sudden, I saw my dad as Joseph.

Now my stepfather was visiting to help with the renovation of my home. He even acted as a carpenter-just like Joseph. The similarities went on & on. I even woke from dreams about it. I questioned him, & he began to explain things to me as he had never done before. He was truly becoming my stepdad. Just as Joseph did.

I began sharing my thoughts with Jamie, the love of my life. As he always does, he encouraged me to “go for it”. So I started making drawings of the characters & costumes & staging as I saw it. It was the best way for me to get my thoughts on paper. It’s how I show my creativity. It was almost as if it all just came to me without my asking for it. My thoughts moved my pen in the directions that helped me get the foundation of my story. But I knew this could never be performed without the written word also. So I invited my friend Joni for a glass of wine and asked her if she would help me with something. She agreed to help me with this project knowing it was going to be a long journey. She would write this-more like put my thoughts on paper. We began meeting for hours at a time, talking, writing & rewriting, trying hard to show that Joseph made a choice just like my father did. Then things began to fall into place.

Make no mistake. There were bumps along the way. The devil was present. But we were able to use that energy to help tell the story. The character of the devil in Joseph’s Dream represents the emptiness/sadness that I used to feel while searching for that father figure. On the other hand, the character of the angel symbolizes that with faith & hope, everything is possible. I see this everyday in my angel Jamie. His faith in me has given me more than anyone will ever know.
You see, there is another side to this story. One of the gifts that Jamie has given me is Jack. He is Jamie’s son. But here I am, a young guy with a stepson not much younger than I. What do I know about being a father? Nothing. My frustration went full-circle-from not knowing a dad to not knowing how to be a dad. Oh I made some huge mistakes along the way. But my pledge now is to be the best father I can so that Jack can pass that along to his children. Yes, Jamie is an amazing, loving, supportive father, but I am learning how to do my job to be just like him.

Joseph’s Dream is all about the father figure. All about believing that God loves everyone. That’s so important to me, because as a gay man, I’ve had challenges along the way that have made me question that. Life has not always been this good to me. But I now know that God has given me the gift of life and all that comes with it. Maybe I knew it all along, but I couldn’t see it. I now have that vision.

You may not believe in God or religion as I do, but you cannot deny that Joseph’s choice made a difference. In my opinion, his choice is the most important part of the bible. It shows true faith & love for the unknown. Much like any stepfather’s journey. Had he not made that choice or had that vision, I know our lives would not be the same. I am thankful that because of this, I now can know close that hole in my life, and just enjoy knowing my stepfather, and becoming the best stepfather that I can.

It was a vision of choice.

We are hoping to collect $100K to help our show grow and share our dream with the world! In order to do that, we need to make our amazing set more portable. The money will be used to build a lightweight yet durable set that will be easier to break down & set up quickly in a variety of settings.  We hope to be able to travel worldwide with it. Maybe even perform our show for the Pope!  Please help us grow!!!

Organizer

Alexander Diaz 
Organizer
Auburn, MA

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