The Anonymous Actor #04
Life is a tumultuous roller-coaster ride full of surprises. And New York City is just as unpredictable – a city where change occurs just as quickly as metro card fares increase. I went to an audition and received amazing feedback but because the company had a star director in the production and were using a great chunk of the talent budget on the director and leads, they were only considering non-union actresses for the role I would have been considered for. Just when I thought the chances of booking a winter show were slim to none (and slim is on vacation in the Hamptons) I booked a Holiday show!
A friend reminded me that just as much time as we spend sulking and depressed about the “negative” things that occur in our careers and lives: bad auditions, being ill, going the wrong direction on the subway, your favorite café running out of donuts, knowing you can never afford to see Hamilton – you have to spend just as much time celebrating the joys: a great audition, being alive, doing what you love, and most importantly watching the Mets win the world series! (It’s definitely going to happen this season!) So, my advice for next week is to take life one day at a time, or even one moment at a time, and similar to the stretching portion of the Broadway Warm-Up, take some time to check in with yourself and tell yourself at least three positive things about yourself or your life, set and remind yourself of goals, even if it’s just getting to the next day. You never know, you might surprise yourself.