in life and on the stage manners as a set of edicts will carry us well enough. You’ll be able to amble through a scene effectively enough by following the flow chart of what to say and when. However, to really get at something special? That takes listening. It takes patience and understanding.
This isn’t another post about discipline, or work ethic. I said yesterday that I know what I have to do. This is a post about a depression.
It’s interesting enough seeing all the religious sites and history associated with Israel , but it’s so much more wonderful and impactful seeing them in the context of a living, thousands years old city with day to day life through it.
“-when I came back I thought, ‘I guess I’m gonna give this another shot.’ It took a lot of work. A lot of work. It was making the decision that instead of ignoring the fact that I have a certain brain chemistry I decided to do what I could to get better.”
-it adds up and you’ve gone out on a journey somewhere new, somewhere wonderful.
In 1879, a postman Ferdinand Cheval was struck by the qualities of a random stone he tripped on while on his mail route.
While most of my improv class is hilarious, there’s one person there who isn’t, but she may be the most important.
I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention that this works for more than just improv and writing, it works pretty well in life too.
The Tyrant? It’s a colossal stress monster.
You are the hero of your story. Dress for the part. Play it too.