Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Full Speed Ahead!

I'm a Star Wars kid, and I remember seeing that scene where they jumped to lightspeed for the first time. It was miraculous!

I still get a kick out of it!

And now, where I'm at in my life, I feel like I'm making the jump to lightspeed!

I'm getting married in 18 days. The holidays are in full swing. I'm hitting auditions, making sure to savor each step of the way. In fact that holds true for all areas of my life!

"I'm deriving a great deal of pleasure from each and every one of you, as if you were chocolates."- Wallace Shawn, Grasses of a Thousand Colors.

And I'm so grateful for all the incredibly cool people I've met this year. From working with old buddies like the Hell's Belles creative team on their new musical, Argentina Rumpus...

... to reuniting with the Kaboom crew for an improv event and the staged reading of Michael Small's new play, Got You...

... to meeting so many wonderfully talented people in Karen Kohlhaas' classes at the Atlantic Acting School. It's a pleasure to work with such incredible people, and I've fully realized that we all have something delicious to bring to the table! It's a thrill to share in such bounty!

I met with some musical theatre friends last night - amazingly talented people with Broadway credits on their resumes - and we nurtured each other in our preparations for auditions. It was a great forum, and I'll be doing the same thing tomorrow night with some more students from Karen's classes, focusing on monologues, scenework and goals.

Karen talks about doing what you need to do to find satisfaction as an actor, and her Advanced Monologue class particularly focuses on time management skills and creating healthy daily habits. Seriously, her classes are the best investment an actor could make. I have felt richer and freer in my work, bolder, always making discoveries, breaking through boundaries. It's thrilling!

And that's where I feel like I'm at in my life. "Unlimited... my future is unlimited."

I am so thankful to be on this ride, and I'm ready to make the jump to lightspeed!

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