H A P P Y  B I R T H D A Y   RAMI SAID MALEK - MAY 12 1981 

      “I remember doing that in front of an audience. My parents came and I remember having a moment where I locked eyes with my mom and dad and I saw them see me have a transformative moment and it affected me in a way that was definitely cause for reflection. [It was] a moment where I felt like that there was something really special going on—the communication that I had with them that I’d never had just opened my eyes to the possibilities of what could happen in this art form.“