“There were times Terry Ray dreaded going to auditions in Los Angeles. His agents would send him to be a cop or soldier. Ray knew better.
“I would panic because I would feel embarrassed,” Ray recalls. “It’s going in there and doing some macho thing that I’m just wrong for. But I tried to conform. And when it finally hit me, you’ve got to use yourself and who you are. And if you were a police officer, you would not try to pretend to be like what they think a police officer is, but to use yourself and base it on that and not try to second guess what somebody else wants, but do what you can do. That changed everything for me.”
Ray went on to build a career acting and writing, becoming a familiar face in the Coachella Valley in 2018 when his play, Electricity, literally brought the audience inside a hotel room at INNdulge, a clothing optional resort in Palm Springs. The play eventually moved to Oscar’s Café and then Desert Rose Playhouse before going on the road including a performance at the Stonewall 50th anniversary and WorldPride NYC in 2019…”