Dream On Presents: Robert Johnson, Jr.
“Well, I can say that the American Dream is the pursuit of happiness...no matter what you have to go through, you’ve got to find a little piece of happiness even in something that can be so dark or grim. You have to still have that inner light that pulls you through it.”
--Robert Johnson, Jr.
Robert Johnson Jr. trained to be an actor but he’s got a gift for customer service. Robert’s father was an educator who told his son to follow his passion. Robert succeeded in school, graduating from a renowned performing arts high school and enrolling at the University of Michigan to study theatre. His father’s untimely death as he started college was a setback. Now Robert is 31, trying to work off his college debt, excelling at his appliance sales job despite the obstacle of a soul-killing, six-hour commute due to inconsistent and non-existent public transit in some parts of Detroit. With his charisma and drive, he has the opportunity to move up into management. Now his life could change, but his dream of performing as an actor might be lost in the pursuit of his American dream.
Interested in more about the State of the American Dream? Check out the broadcast premiere of Dream On this Friday, October 7th, at 10 P.M.