"Those emotions don't go anywhere, we just stuff them,” said Watson. “It's not like we can get over them, but we have this opportunity in acting to express those feelings and get in contact with those feelings."
For the past two months, Watson and Beyah have been preparing for the big shows with a cast of eleven veterans. Throughout the journey, Beyah found much more than an avenue to deal with post-traumatic stress.
"I mean, it's just fun for me now," Beyah said.
He plans to go to DePaul University to take up acting as a career.
"I got the bug and I don't want to stop," said Beyah.
"Othello" debuts Thursday night at the Next Act Theatre on south water street. The cast will perform several shows over the next few days. The best part is it's free to attendees.