On Sunday morning May 17th, Cleveland theater legend Dorothy Silver shared her personal stories with a captivated audience at Fairmount Temple in Beachwood, Ohio. From James Baldwin to Durrenmatt and from Shakespeare to new authors like Jesse Eisenberg, Dorothy brought us into the world of theater as a life-changing force, the world that she and her late husband, collaborator and co-star Reuben Silver, inhabited for over 60 years. Dorothy spoke of raising children and the role that art plays in education. She shared her memories of staging shows with brilliant actors at Karamu Theater and of cultural differences that only bring us together and enhanced our lives. In a matter of only an hour, Dorothy Silver enriched us all by bringing us closer to true art full of contradictions and joy.