I think this is my first blog of 2011! A new year. A fresh start. Its great, but can be overwhelming also. I think I started the year with a tad of excitement, and then my anxiety kicked in and I started freaking out about the expectation of a new year. Time to make things happen!
Haha...and this was meant to be a blog focused on acting, but that seemed to fizzle out pretty quickly, to be replaced by pie making and roller skating. I came upon this woman's blog which is also acting focused (http://www.actressconfessions.com/), but the difference was that it is actually focused on acting. Her motto is to take a step each day toward her goals as an actress. I think thats great!
Well, this year I'm getting over my need to be perfect and being afraid to mess up and going forward one step at a time. Although I'm sure I'll still write about a variety of things, I hope to have a great deal more acting updates to share with you.
So this week I've set goals and deadlines for myself. Today I need to have my contemporary monologues chosen. I have my dramatic, but still in search for a comedic. Its hard to find really funny writing!! But considering I've been looking for a great comedic monologue for about a year...its time to let go of perfection and just settle for something. This is not life or death. I had a voice and speech teacher who would say, "No one's going to die. This is only theater!" Takes the pressure off. It will be a good challenge as an actor to make any piece interesting and fresh! (See how positive I am!!!!) Yes, so I'm off to the performance library at Lincoln Center today to flip through some plays and see what I can find. Deadline 2: Monologues memorized by Wednesday. I've also sent out emails in response to a ton of postings today also. Its been a productive morning! Lots of auditions to prepare for this week too. I haven't uttered a phrase of Shakespeare in at least a month, so I have some rehearsing to do! (rhyme)
I am also back at the PIT (People's Improv Theater), interning and will be on to my Level 2 class soon. Yes, I know...back at improv. So we'll see how painfully fun that will be. : )
That's the update as of now. Maybe this is a bit boring, but I think its a time of gearing up for great things to come. Just one foot in front of the other.
Happy New Year!