Elliot Sims ('18) is just out of college, but he's already winning awards. Sims received the Irma P. Hall Black Theatre Award for Best Lead Actor in a Play for his role in the WaterTower Theatre production of Bread, a role he performed while wrapping up his last semester at UNT.
He played Jr. Baker, a college accounting major who also has a talent for rapping -- and his parents are conflicted about his desires.
Sims would like to continue acting professionally and produce his own plays and films.
"I want to tell great stories that have the ability to reflect ourselves, giving someone a chance to personalize with a reality that's different from their own and become enlightened by that," he says.