Mr. Raul Esparza
Seared (Oct 03 2019 through Dec 01 2019)
c/o Susan and Robert Frankel Theater
The Robert W. Wilson
MCC Theater Space
511 W. 52nd Street
New York, NY 10019
Dear Mr. Esparza,
My name is Matt Winick from Ann Arbor, Michigan and I’m a fan of your acting. My favorite tv show that you played in was Law And Order: SVU. Law And Order SVU is an interesting show about detectives in the Special Victims Unit solve cases that deal with sexual assault and how the Assistant District Attorney prosecute the case. Mr. Esparza, I thought you did an excellent job portraying A.D.A. Rafael Barba because I liked on how you made him have unique traits like caring about the victims of crime, working hard to present the evidence to help present in the trail, being thorough on reviewing evidence including witness statements in order to make the case strong, and many others. In season 14 through season 19, I really liked on how A.D.A. Barba works hard to get along with the detectives in the Special Victims Unit to work together to solve a case when there are some disagreements on how to handle a case. Another thing that I liked about A.D.A. Rafael Barba was how he would give some legal advice to the SVU detectives on how to investigate a case, have a good working relationship with Sergeant Olivia Benson, and willing to risk his career to help the victims when he disagrees with the D.A. or politics. Some of my favorite episodes that you played in were Twenty-Five Acts, Beautiful Frame, October Surprise, and Flight Risk.
Besides your acting career, I especially like on how you are an activist on helping society. In your activism I really like on how you are a strong supporter for the need for Civil Rights to be stronger to help protect people who are different (minorities, women, immigrants, and people with disabilities) from being discriminated, advocate for people with disabilities’ rights, support causes to help victims of domestic violence or abuse get help from health services or law enforcement, and support funding the arts including express the need for diversity in the entertainment industry. Also on nomore.org (https://nomore.org/raul-esparza-decimos-no-mas/). I enjoyed reading your article “Conversation to help prevent violence before it starts speak out, save children, say no mas” because I liked on how you gave some good advice about how to talk to kids about how to reduce violence and explain how parents, mentors, and teachers can help make a great difference for children or youth. Mr. Esparza, I have autism with a learning disability. Having a disability is hard for me because I have trouble comprehending on learning different advance subjects, sometimes I struggle to communicate my thoughts, and get teased. Your commitment to be a strong advocate for the need for Civil Rights including people with disabilities’ rights really inspires me to work hard on my disability. Also your activism on social justice gives me motivation to continue to learn history including social justice. In history and social justice I like to learn about the importance of Civil Rights to be strong to reduce discrimination, protect the environment from pollution, have criminal justice reform to help protect people’s rights while reduce crime, and many others.
I strongly believe that you are a vey talented actor. You did a great job making A.D.A. Rafael Barba a great character with great traits on Law And Order SVU. I was sad when you left Law And Order SVU because you really made A.D.A. Barba a great team with the rest of the main cast of the show in season 14 through season 19. Also I truly appreciate on how you are working hard to improve society including social justice through your activism. You truly inspired me to work hard on my disability, continue to learn history with social justice, and enjoy watching your character on Law And Order SVU. Here is $5 for you to use to help your activism and a picture of me as a gift to you for inspiring me. I was wondering if you could please share what it was like being A.D.A. Barba on Law And Order SVU. Thanks for taking the time to read my letter, doing an excellent job acting including your activism, and inspiring me. I wish you the best for the future in acting and on Broadway.