Steadfast and Patient

My personal approach to this time is to write and create as much as possible. I have a few different ideas on the go in addition to my usual workload, and I’m often adding notes on my phone for each project in an attempt to flesh them out and see which one takes off. It’sContinue reading “Steadfast and Patient”

Judging Flawed Thought Babies

I’ve been given a few scalding pieces of criticism that were clearly not fleshed out or well founded: off-the-cuff remarks meant to show evidence of my negative behaviour but on closer inspection couldn’t possibly hold water. That’s not to say I’m absolutely perfect (though I am), but people tend to shape the entire context andContinue reading “Judging Flawed Thought Babies”

Boring to Beautiful

As an artist I perceive a pressure to make profound “Aha” discoveries. If we are so intuitive and informed about the nature of human existence, if we have answers for so many of life’s questions, then our realizations about how we interact with each other and how we perceive ourselves must be revelatory. But IContinue reading “Boring to Beautiful”

Strong Decisions and an Open Heart

From where I’m standing, the best theatre is that which includes risk. We have to make big decisions that could result in major failure. Honestly, most theatre I see fails in some way or another, but the biggest failure is keeping things safe out of fear. Be vulnerable and make strong choices that could makeContinue reading “Strong Decisions and an Open Heart”

Stream of Consciousness

Writing every day without planning ahead is like a good dose of caffeine. It kickstarts the brain and makes you less cautious to begin the work. But it’s often garbage. Allot a chunk of your day to stream-of-consciousness creation. Write down whatever comes to mind. Sing whatever melody is in your head. It will mostlyContinue reading “Stream of Consciousness”