Read a play. Read lots of plays. Read a play a day if you can. (Playwrights love when you read their plays.) When you come across a part that one of your actor friends would be dynamite in, tell them about it. Immediately. Even more generous…buy the play and send it to them. Write aContinue reading “A Most Generous Act”
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In a prior post, I discussed asking for the rights to material. What happens when your ask is met with a “No”? First, take a deep breath. Let out any frustration you may feel. When you’ve sufficiently processed, remind yourself that you’re not surprised by this response. The rights to good material, especially if it’sContinue reading “They Said “No.” Now What?”
I had a college friend, amateur philosopher, who used to drive me crazy by always asking the question, “Do you love the idea of the thing. Or the thing itself?” No subject was safe from his philosophizing…future career plans, what to do on a Friday night, even potential girlfriends. We’d have great debates. To him,Continue reading “The Idea Of The Thing Or The Thing?”
“Waste no more time arguing what a good man should be. Be One.” – Marcus Aurelius. Today is Juneteenth, a holiday that should be more widely observed and hopefully will be in the ensuing years. While it doesn’t mark the date of Lincoln’s proclamation that freed the slaves, but rather commemorates the day that aContinue reading “Now. Now. Now.”
You’ve got your play lined up. Your passion project. This is it. The One. You know it in your bones. You’ve spent months, years searching for it and now you’ve found it. You’re ready to pour blood, sweat and tears into it. Do everything you can to make this production an incredible experience for everyoneContinue reading “Did You Get The Rights?”
What do “To Kill A Mockingbird”, “Citizen Kane” and “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” have in common? They each have over a hundred, one star reviews on Amazon. You can’t please everyone. Even when you create a masterpiece. Go make your art.
I was trying to help my younger son understand the difference between potential and kinetic energy. (Whether we like it our not, Covid-19 has made all of us parents into amateur teachers. I now have even more respect for the teaching profession.) He and I were sorting through pictures of different objects at different pointsContinue reading “Catapult”
In Olympic sports where a competitor performs a routine for judges, a big factor in scoring is degree of difficulty. Assuming all things equal, an ice skater who lands a triple axel will beat out the skater who didn’t try. A gymnast who pulls off a triple double on the floor routine like Simone BilesContinue reading “Degree Of Difficulty”
There are two different sources of fuel available when desiring to make dramatic change. Sometimes, both are necessary. Anger or Hate is one that burns bright. It’s super charged and loaded with energy. It’s the booster rocket that breaks through the status quo atmosphere and brings attention to what must be addressed. We see itContinue reading “Two Kinds Of Fuel”