My FaceBook was Hacked and all I got was…well…nothing.

May 14th, 2012

So a couple of weeks ago some individual, or virus, hacked the security of my Facebook profile and took control of my information, my wall, my newsfeed, and my friends list.

As silly or inconsequential as this may sound to people who don’t use FaceBook often this hack exposes a tremendously scary example of how insecure our information and identities are in this age of social networking. I made a concerted effort to craft my FaceBook page as a place, online, where I could share information and events with my closest friends; as well as, maintain connections with professional contacts and lifelong acquaintances.   The information on the page was manicured to provide a personal, as well as, a professional glimpse of my life as a performer.

As an actor I understand that part of my professional image is my personality, and I developed my FaceBook profile to share my tastes, interests, and sense of humor alongside posts about my professional achievements and the achievements of my peers and role models.

The hacker changed the email attached to my account.

The hacker changed my username and the email address associated with my account, successfully locking me out of my own information completely.  FaceBook does not provide live customer service so I keep cycling through the same online account retrieval protocol that offers me no explanations or support.  At this point, I created a dummy account simply to logon and see my own information, just to make sure my image wasn’t being grossly abused.

I have been dealing with this issue for the past 2 weeks and now just want the account deleted — however the FaceBook retrieval protocol will not allow me to delete the account because it no longer recognizes me as the owner of the information.

I don’t know how else to communicate to the 1,144 contacts on my “Friends” list that this individual is not me, and that my information has been stolen.  I implore as many of you as possible to go to the page and report the information “hacked” or “compromised”.  And please, for the time being, do not respond to or click on any links this false FaceBook Me may have sent you.

There is now a sneaker sale spam on the front wall, and my newsfeed has been changed to the “Timeline” format.  Notice the username has been changed to www.facebook.com/tiwasi1 (this is NOT me), but my name and image remain the same.

 

Check it out below!

Interview with the cast of Young Jean Lee’s “THE SHIPMENT”

May 12th, 2012

This is a fun video blog interview we did for The Shipment’s Canadian premiere in Toronto at the HarbourFront Centre.

“Who knew such a paramount social issue like African American racial relations could be presented and executed in such a humorous way? Without taking away from the significance of the matters it revolves around, Young Jean Lee’s THE SHIPMENT is an entertaining display of neo-minstrelsy with a shocking twist at the end.”

For the full interview click HERE

GET INTO IT!
 

An American-Korean director and playwright tackles black politics in a challenging script that’s brutally funny, and just plain brutal.

May 11th, 2012

A great review of The Shipment by Young Jean Lee written by Carla Maga for the Torontoist, for the full review click HERE

“Everything in this play works together in harmony—all to disorient the audience as much as possible. It’s a carefully constructed sequence of manipulations that create performances as unique as each individual audience member who is reacting to them.” –  Carla Maga, The Torontoist, (May 11, 2012 AT 12:15 PM)

GET INTO IT!

 

The Shipment Takes on Toronto, May 9-12th at The HarbourFront Centre

May 8th, 2012

It’s been a little while since i’ve update my page but rest assured I’m dedicated to being more diligent in the coming year.

THE SHIPMENT continues its world tour — 4 years and counting, y’all.  WOW.  It has been an incredible experience to perform a work for so many years and have the opportunity to really develop and analyze the nuance and depth of the characters and scenes.  Plus, the original company is together for the first time in a year and it has been a blast!

Photo by: Paula Court

The HarbourFront Centre in Toronto is presenting The Shipment by Young Jean Lee as part of World Stage.

World Stage is committed to providing you with live performance of unparalleled quality. Part of that commitment includes exclusive opportunities to engage with the artists and performers involved with the work.

Young Jean Lee, a rising star of American theatre, dissects what it means to be black in America in this hilarious and shocking play. Brazenly theatrical and transcendentally lyrical, THE SHIPMENT moves from the urban dreams of would-be rappers to the sitcom realism of yuppie domesticity, proving that nothing is ever as it seems. With an ending guaranteed to leave jaws hanging, this is contemporary theatre at its biggest, boldest and most daring.

So far Toronto has been treating me very well, the weather has been grey and rainy, but the hotel is comfortable and the time to reflect on life outside the hustle-and-bustle of New York has been very re-energizing.

Before you go Check out this great trailer for The Shipment!


 

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