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”

It’s All Connected, Maaan

When deep in the process of making, everything carries weight. It can be easy to get caught up in the net of our own overthinking and not see the forest for the trees. But when our hearts and minds remain open, we can be inspired by everything around us. Everything our senses can detect isContinue reading “It’s All Connected, Maaan”

Subtle Revolt

I’m drawn to the theatre because of its socio-political power. It creates change through empathy. You sit in a room with people who may or may not share similar views and experience a story together. You’re immersing yourselves in artifice and imagining, as a group, what the world would be like if this fiction wereContinue reading “Subtle Revolt”

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”

Shifting Gears

I’ve been feeling discouraged when it comes to a couple of projects I’ve been working on. Here are two things I remind myself when I’m uninspired (wow, there’s a clickbait-y sentence): 1. I control the reactions I have to my own emotions. Many different emotions will surface over the course of a day. I couldContinue reading “Shifting Gears”

Finger On The Pulse

Allow yourself to get excited when you feel you have your finger on the pulse of something. If a creative idea is bubbling to the surface or what you’re working on is starting to make itself clearer, don’t get discouraged if you can’t quite articulate it in its entirety. Sometimes I put hours of workContinue reading “Finger On The Pulse”

On What You Know

To add to yesterday’s post on being in the middle of the process: when I’m confused about what’s going on or can’t quite see the full picture, I try to focus on what I do know: This character wants to break up with his boyfriend but doesn’t know how. The next scene likely won’t happenContinue reading “On What You Know”