Monday 13 December 2010

Acting and sanity

I have decided that I will attend more acting classes next year. I was busy yesterday rehearsing at my teacher's home and will be busy tomorrow night rehearsing again in a nearby town. I need to rehearse, but I discovered yesterday that I needed to do acting, I needed those evenings and that time spent learning lines, finding a voice, finding my character and making him live. I need to do something than watching TV at night and to be more active. I need to socialise of course and above all I need to do something I love. My mother put it perfectly a few weeks ago, she said: "Acting is cheaper than therapy!" This is witty enough to place it among the great unknown lines. It is also true to the core: acting is therapeutic. It is to me anyway and this is why I will carry on. It keeps me sane.


Gwen Buchanan said...

Your mother is right! would be a great socializing environment... everybody is probably loosened up and ready for an experience.

Anonymous said...

"Actors are beings who have tasted life's nectar in that crystal moment when they poured out their creative spirits and touched another's heart" - David Ackert. I hope that you continue to act, to taste life's nectar, and thank your Mother for saving you money :-)