I had another audition and am going to get new headshots today! This helps me feel as though it's a certain small sense of normalcy, if you will, but I'm throwing everything into creating a better normal.
"The story is relevant because we still stand on his shoulders. He started something - I would even say maybe he didn't even start it, it started before him. But he carried the torch. And he carried it alone for a period of time before other people could help him."
- Chadwick Boseman on Jackie Robinson
Hope everyone reading has had an excellent first week of 2021! The pilot I booked is on hold (thanks, COVID), but we will start shoots again when infection rates are more under control. Thank you to the team for putting the safety of everyone involved first!
Also have an awesome audition coming up. I'll of course let you know where that goes.
Until next week, stay safe!
"The bad boy: always more fun. It's funny. When you're in your early 20s, you go ahead and do everything. And it's very hard to judge yourself. It's like when you're in drama school, and you're playing a 60-year-old in Russian plays, and you get criticized, and you say, 'What the hell, I'm an 18-year-old trying to be a 60-year-old Russian?' But the bad boy, I had a knack for it from the start." - Ian McShane
Happy to end the chapter of 2020! It was quite a year for all of us, but you already know that. In addition to the death and destruction that came in with COVID-19 and the ugly inequality and divisiveness growing more and more, what I've missed the most is acting. It's my thing. It's what I do. Stop acting for 10+ months?!? My heart broke. Not being able to pursue your passion is disheartening. It has left me feeling lost.
Anyway, no more of that negative stuff, because I at least got to shoot a commercial last month, and I booked a TV pilot, so better days are ahead. I am certain they are ahead for all of us. THEY MUST BE. With all of the violent, hate-filled bile being spouted anywhere, there must be better things coming.
Wherever you are, I wish you health and happiness for 2021💝
"I got what works, and I works what I got." - Yolanda Ross
How to help with the protests and vulnerable people effected by COVID-19:
Text FLOYD to 55156 to sign petition for all to have the other three officers who killed George Floyd arrested
Donate for bail for arrested protesters:
To help vulnerable communities:
NY locks down, fun with Tim and my podcast, and well-wishes for everyone💖
"The show must go on, that is one of the tenets of everything." - Tom Hanks
I had a great show for Artists Without Walls at The Cell Theatre this week! I will be doing the same performance this Summer, so I'll let you know more when I know!
"I'm used to working with restrictions and that's when you come up with the more creative stuff." - Taika Waititi
Had such a fun time doing a show with Irish American Writers and Artists Group and now getting ready to do another one for Artists Without Borders! If you want to see it, here are the details:
The Cell Theatre
338 West 23rd Street
Tickets - Free
"Make the rest of your life happy. For me, when I started dating Megan [Mullally], my auditions became so much better, because I knew that when I came home from the audition I got to kiss her. I didn't give a damn about the audition nearly as much, and that gave me a sense of confidence." - Nick Offerman
Finally doing a Sunday vlog again!
"I don't see acting as hiding. I see it as stepping up buck naked in front of a group of people that you don't know. Every single time. It's about exposing. If you're not doing that, you're basically not doing anything."
- Viola Davis
I'll be performing at The Cell Theater next month for the Irish American Writers and Artists Group! I'll post details as I get them.
"Each one of my characters has some part of me."
- Cynthia Erivo
Redefining "cool" on a daily basis