Wednesday, May 20, 2009


  Last night marked the official end of the semester at the DC Studio Theatre. Although both of my classes are over, I still have one more appearance to make, that being the public performance of our final scenes, which happens this coming Monday night at 7:30. It's a very important audience of supporters, fellow students and faculty. I have two more rehearsals between now and then, just to put the final polish on, and I think we're in great shape.
  One of the things I'm most excited about happened in last night's final workshop rendering of our scene and subsequent notes by our instructor. The very thing I've been trying to accomplish all these years as an actor, and especially these past months since I began the only training I've ever had- almost happened. Why would I be excited for an almost? It's difficult to explain.
  When you recognize your weaknesses as a performer, it pinpoints where you have to work, and it forces you to do things outside your comfort zone to accomplish your goals. I've been trying to break down this remaining wall for such a long time now, and last night, I actually got a taste of what that felt like for the first time. It was exhilarating, and gave me tremendous hope.
  I'm having the rest of the class over to my house on Sunday evening for a big post-semester pre-show cookout. We've all worked really hard this quarter and want to send it off in style with plenty of wine, good food and games. Can't wait to see where it all leads next.

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