I’m going to show you a picture… At a Modern Art gallery in San Francisco, a teenager left a pair of glasses on the floor as a bit of lighthearted, ironic fun. What happened next is the interesting part. Museum patrons who crossed paths with this new ‘exhibit’ stop to take pictures- mistaking the regular,… Read More What Counts As Art?
You could be an expert at anything, right now. So why aren’t you? People say that if you comprehensively read three books on any given subject, you’ll know more on that subject than 95% of the population (of course this only accounts for book knowledge, not tactile experience). Additionally, you can learn anything and everything… Read More You Could Be An Expert At Anything… So Why Aren’t You?
You are an incredibly influential individual. The choices you make, big and small, have direct and consequential effects on the world as we know it. You are burdened with immense power and subsequently an immense responsibility. You– specifically, you. This isn’t a line ripped from a superhero origin story, nor is it an obnoxiously patronizing,… Read More The Influence of Individuals and Associated Responsibility
Vulnerability on stage is essential as an actor. It acts as an entry point for the audience into the character and the events of the play. It’s compelling and it’s honest. It’s also difficult. Over the course of my studies in college, many of the notes I’ve received in class revolve around vulnerability, more specifically,… Read More Vulnerability In Acting
Most of us don’t talk to our best friend from kindergarten all that much anymore. There isn’t anything wrong with that, it’s totally normal. Maybe one of you enrolled in a different middle school. Maybe, as time went on, you both pursued different interests and time slowly dissolved the connection you both found on the… Read More A Guide To Friendship: Navigating Shifting Social Circles
Many people have a proclivity to push off work until the last minute, so much so that the phrase, “I’m a procrastinator” has become akin to a cute, colloquial personality trait. There is no harm in leisure and the opportunity to kick back and read a good book or watch a movie is something I… Read More Discipline- Small Ways To Increase Your Work Ethic
Accountability, they say, is a pillar of being a successful and healthy person. It’s the mature, respectable, and productive course of action when we make a mistake. We’ve all had missteps in life, be they game changing miscalculations or a minor faux pas at a social gathering. In my 21 years on this planet, I’ve… Read More Accountability vs. Self Blame- Letting Go of The Past to Succeed in The Present
Like many others, I find myself in the throws of finals week- envying my friends who are already on summer vacation. As the assignments stack up, so does the amount I had/have to memorize (especially for my performance classes). One piece in particular was proving difficult, The Nightmare Song. The name was a fitting one,… Read More Memorizing Efficiently- Monologues, Scenes, Songs
Every year, masses from around the globe flock to Jonesborough, TN, a small town that less than 6,000 people call home. They gather in Jonesborough for the National Storytelling Festival. In 1973, sixty or so people gathered on hay bales and wagons to share stories with one another. Today, those wagons have been replaced with… Read More The Importance of Storytelling
Like everyone else, I’m still in quarantine. Initially, I had intended to use quarantine as an opportunity to dust the cobwebs off of a few long overdue projects. I started off strong, accomplishing tasks and throwing back victories like it was happy hour. As the weeks rolled by, however, I found myself increasingly tired and… Read More Finding Energy- Revving Up Your Motivation
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