The Final Product

I have been trying to change my thought process as of late. As I work to restructure the way I live my life, all sorts of thoughts have been swimming around in my head. I have attempted to organize my…

The Answer Paradigm

You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life. ~Albert Camus For me, there is a certain comfort in believing that…

The Perfection Predicament

“If you look for perfection, you’ll never be content.” — Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina I am a perfectionist… and probably borderline obsessive-compulsive. I like when things are aligned, balanced, tidy, efficient, and complete. I don’t like when problems arise, and…

The Impostor Syndrome

For most of my life I have lived in Hawaii: on a small island with even smaller towns. I had no exposure to the world, let alone the rest of the United States. My only real experience out of Hawaii…

The Professional Show

On August 13th, I auditioned for Westchester Broadway Theatre’s production of South Pacific. I sang “Almost Like Being In Love”, and was held afterward for dancing. I got through it and was kept to read a monologue. Others were held…

The Conflict Quandary

Conflict: it’s what makes good drama, and draws people into a story. Our goal as actors is to discover the conflict in our material and bring it to life with our own interpretation. We can connect more intimately when we…

The Audition Exposition

I’ve been to many auditions, both in Hawaii and in college, but they are a completely different beast here in New York. The auditions vary depending on the production and what they’re looking for. Most of the postings let you…

The New York Transplant

This has already been quite an adventure. It’s only been two months, but I have to say that it is amazing to be back on the east coast. I really missed it. New York City is so alive! The sights,…