Mr. Tony Shalhoub
The Band’s Visit
c/o The Ethel Barrymore Theatre
243 West 47th Street
(between Broadway and 8th Avenue)
New York, NY 10036
Dear Mr. Shalhoub,
My name is Matt Winick and I’m a fan of your acting. My favorite tv show that you played in was Monk. The main reason I like Monk was because I enjoyed the plot of the show about Adrian Monk who loses his wife where he has a meltdown and later becomes a police consultant for the San Francisco Police Department on solving different cases. Also another reason I liked the show was about how police consultant Adrian Monk work hard on his struggles with a disability which is obsessive-compulsive personality disorder with other phobias when trying to move on from his wife’s death, solving different cases by using observational abilities, and trying to feel confident in society. Mr. Shalhoub, I really thought you did an excellent job portraying Adrian Monk because I liked on how you made Monk have a sense of humor when solving different cases, expanding on Monk’s traits on solving cases by using his observational abilities, and making Monk work hard on his disability. I enjoyed watching all the seasons of Monk because I liked on how each of the episodes weren’t dark like other crime drama shows and how each of the main characters had different unique personalities or have a sense of humor.
Mr. Shalhoub, I have autism and having autism is difficult for me because I have trouble comprehending on learning different subjects, sometimes I struggle to communicate my thoughts, and get teased. Also when I was in elementary school through my community college other people would tease me because I struggle on learning material in the class. Other people would tease me about not going fast enough at work and in society I struggle to fit in. Your role as Adrian Monk on working to control his disability with working hard to fit into society and the Monk tv show really inspired me to work hard on autism. I would watch each episode to see how you work hard to overcome some of your struggles and I would use your methods to help me practice to work hard on my disability and to practice learning about how society works. Even when I struggle with a disability on a daily basis I’m very proud of myself for working hard and also for the Monk series including your character to help me feel motivated to continue doing the best as I can.
Mr. Shalhoub I strongly believe that you made a great difference in making your character Adrian Monk a great character and the Monk show a great show to watch. You and the show have truly inspired me to work hard on Autism, try using skills that I’m good at to help society or people, and work hard on improving myself or try learning new things. I was wondering if you could please share some advice about continue working hard on my disability and if you could please take the time to answer some of my questions that I have. Here is a picture of me as a gift to you to keep to remind yourself on how you inspired me. Thanks for taking the time to read my letter, working hard to make Monk including your character a great influential, and inspiring me.
P.S. here is $5 as a donation for you to use to fund the arts or to donate it to the theater to help make arts a better place or help people with disabilities get the care they need.