“The most frustrated actors I know are the ones who are waiting for someone to give them the gig. You must make the gig.” -Jason Alexander
If you’ve been a follower of this blog, you know a central theme of it is urging and inspiring you to make your own art. It’s one of my core values and the reason I started this blog and The Vs. Studio a few years ago. The mission: To help other artists find and manifest their passion projects. And to do so with excellence and generosity for themselves, their fellow artists and the audience they seek to serve.
If you’re willing to lean in and do the work and produce it yourself, you can create unbelievable experiences for yourself and others. Experiences and friendships that will last a lifetime. You can make miracles.
But don’t take my word for it. Listen to Jason Alexander tell you why it’s important to make the gig. (Hat tip to my friend Andy for sending.)
GO MAKE YOUR ART. IT’S THE WAY. THE ONLY WAY. THE CAVALRY ISN’T COMING. YOU ARE THE CAVALRY.