on working in theatre: inside out

I would like to focus on working from the inside out, rather than the outside in.  In the theatre, your product is yourself.  And you see products walking and talking and dancing and singing all day long, and it’s the easiest thing to slip into comparing your product to the products around you.  It’s easy to mimic, to imitate, to rip off, to stack yourself up against the other products and see who comes out on top.

But isn’t that working from the outside in?  Shouldn’t it be the other way around?  Shouldn’t I just feel how I feel, and let it come through whenever I sing, and then it will be true and real?  That’s what I want.  That’s what I want to focus on.  People are smart, and people can smell falseness a mile away.  I want to walk into a room and give you me — pure, unadulterated, awesome, emotional, talented, wonderful, imperfect ME, stretching for miles until you can’t see any more.  I don’t want to walk in and sound like the girl before me.  I don’t want to try to be her.  I want to show you me, and I can’t wait for the day when the time is right, and I walk into a room and be me, and me is exactly what they’re looking for.  xoxo

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