Been a while since I last posted. I was at a Harold rehearsal tonight and got a note that rang true super hard:
"Don’t worry about what’s next, worry about what just happened"
It’s an exercise of being present that I still forget about on stage because I’m trying to be the funniest, smartest, cutest player in the show. Everything you need is right in front of you in the eyes of your scene partner.
My iO Harold team is performing next Wednesday and I am so excited to dare to not be funny, interesting, satirical or least of all, cute. Since I moved here, I’ve been working on characters and taking in a POV that’s not mine, and while I’ve worked that muscle out a ton, it’s time I circled back to what I was always great at and what brings me the most success: Just Being Me. We don’t have to pretend if we’re wearing a character as a thing veil. No one else can be me, by design, so I will stop short changing the audience with characters that don’t feel real or true due to their exaggeration. I’m enough and people will pay to watch me be me, over and over again.