2016 is proving to be a very fulfilling year already. Three exciting projects in May, June, and August coming up.
As the first weekend of performances is nearing its end, I'm reflecting a lot on what this journey has been for me. I'd given up on acting. Made an active decision that it wasn't happening so with gut-wrenching grief officially gave up on it - except in the most incidental circumstances. I had been too … Continue reading Re Acting Again
Yesterday evening was the second and final performance for the Musical Cafe's 2016 Winter Showcase. Everything was spot on and so much fun to watch. The casts for all four plays were terrific and the energy from the audience was warm, excited, engaged, and ready to be pleased. It felt like we were part of … Continue reading The Right Note wraps
For me, right now, the bottom line is ultimately that after I left the theatre and safely made it to my car, where I could be alone and relatively unobserved, I sobbed. Ugly crying, sobs.
I woke up the morning after David Bowie passed away and had this in mind almost complete. I was thinking of grief and the nature of it in many forms for different reasons. Whether it's lost love, deceased loved ones, abandoned ambitions, or something else one has had to let go of, it rarely happens in isolation with no recurrence.
If my creative-life bucket list existed, it would include (among other things) performing on stage again and learning more about musical theatre. Et voila 2016 is off to a running start with both of those at the top, which is remarkable considering I've really done nothing actively to make either happen.
When 2015 began I was so exhausted from a grueling and challenging 2014, all I really wanted to do was crawl into a cave and hibernate like a bear. I thought I'd be facing a year of respite and recovery. What I got instead was one of recovery and rejuvenation, but not from rest; much to my surprise (and my family's alarm), it was busier than most years.