You know what feels awesome? ACTING. REAL ACTING. It’s something I haven’t done in a while.
I’m in a play now, by the way. Come see it if you live anywhere near it because it’s gonna be awesome.
Let’s back up. When I said real acting I don’t mean that any film or other projects I or other people have done aren’t real acting… because I’ve done some of that. I was also in two plays last fall. But this play, Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol by Tom Mula is the first acting I’ve done in two years that I can really sink my teeth into.
You know… table work, vocal excercises, dialect work, lots pf physicality, and plenty of memorizing to do. This week is the 1st of 4 weeks of rehearsal and I’m already loving it.
I’m wondering how the hell I went so long without it. And yes, I directed some stuff, did some other creative projects here and there, did a hell of a lot of marketing and theatre admin work.
But I’m an ACTOR! I’m a clown. A physical actor. A singer.
I need to be reaching with my body, raising my voice, using my imagination.
WHY HAVEN’T I BEEN DOING THAT!?
You know what I get to do now? Play. I’ll say it again. PLAY. I’m in a play, I get to play. You know what one of my mantras is? PLAY. I need to play or I get depressed. Now I get to play. And for whatever reason it had to happen after I temporarily (more on this another time) had to move back to San Diego.
SO GOOD, SO GOOD, I GOT YOU.