Is its most distilled form, acting consists of three basic questions: what do I (meaning the character I’m playing) want? what obstacles are getting in my way? and how am I going to deal with these obstacles?
I haven’t posted for a while because I’ve been dealing with some health problems (which I’m now starting to get under control). This has been my obstacle for the past few months.
2019 has been a bit challenging so far.
Therefore… since I want to continue working while I get better, this means I’m learning how to deal with my new circumstances.
This has been very interesting because it’s forced me to take a look at what I want, what I don’t want, and how to continue in the healthiest way possible. It’s caused me to take a long look at my priorities as an actor as well as a person. Therefore, I’m trying to focus on work that I feel will be artistically rewarding and will place me in the proximity of (basically) positive and dedicated people. Money is also important, but it’s far from my only consideration. Honestly, I probably should have been using these guidelines long before now, but I guess that’s part of what I’ve been learning.
Teaching has been a good outlet for me during this time. Part of my job as a teacher is to inspire my students (or at least to create the conditions where they become inspired). In doing so, I typically become inspired myself. This has been lovely. Also, the smaller acting projects I’ve been working on have been very fortifying and have really helped me to get back down to basics. Healthy artistic exchange is a very good thing, and we all need it.
Keep up the good fight, everybody! Onward.