"Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go." ~T.S. Eliot

"You were once wild here, don't let them tame you!" ~Isadora Duncan

"Be faithful to that which exists within yourself." ~Andre Gide

"Follow your bliss!" ~J. Campbell ... and my folks!

"The idea of waiting for something makes it more exciting." ~Andy Warhol

"There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living." ~Nelson Mandela

"...open and expanding like an unfinished book..." ~Quote from a friend, Travis Judd

"Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible." ~St. Francis of Assisi

"And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same." ~Nelson Mandela

"The capacity to be puzzled is ... the premise of all creation, be it in art or in science." ~Erich Fromm

"Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before." ~Mae West

"Theatre is a form of knowledge; it should and can also be a means of transforming society. Theatre can help us build our future, rather than just waiting for it." ~Augusto Boal

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Self Made Jobs

Today I am working on creating an acting class that I can give here in my home town. I've already mentioned it to a few people I know who have kids interested and in love with the theatre, acting, and they have expressed interest in such a course! The only problem at the moment, well I honestly have no clue if it's the "only" problem but it's the only one I know of at the moment, is that with out a decent number of students to make a real class, I feel it would be better to offer individual acting lessons.

SO ... today I am working on something I can email / hand out to people describing the course - as well as defining exactly what I will do with the class, in the hopes that I can get the numbers up. I feel like I need at least 5 or more students to say yes or it's not enough people.

At any rate ... in this field it's true that often you have to create your own ideas/projects to work on, especially when paying gigs are far and few between, in order that your creative juices keep flowing. Plus, I love passing on the info I've learned thus far, and LOVE learning from others. And no matter the age, everyone can teach you something!

I've already done this once - create a project and do it on my own - and had it be successful, and I hope it will continue and become more so! And that is my 24 Hour Theatre Series. I've done 3 different rounds to date, and have a fourth in the planning stages. Yay!

This acting class could - and hopefully will - be my next personally created success!

So, back to work.

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