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June 30, 2019

Do you have a mean lady who’s always screaming at you from inside your head?

Or maybe it’s a male gym teacher with a hairy beer gut hanging out as he floats by you on one of those motorized vehicles they ride around on in Wall-E, yelling at you as he frantically pushes...

June 23, 2019

I had a realization this week involving the crossroads of perfectionism, who’s it for, and the stories we tell ourselves.

Sometimes, I go into an audition room with the audacity to think I know exactly what the people behind the table want, how they want me to be, and w...

June 16, 2019

Perfectionism looks like fear of shipping.

It looks like excuses.

It looks like panic that people will judge, criticize, shut you down, shut you out, ignore or insult your work.

It looks like doing all of the homework but repeatedly rescheduling the final presentation.

It...

June 10, 2019

Andre De Shields won his first TONY Award last night for his work in Hadestown. He's 73 years old.

The brilliant advice he shared in his acceptance speech is worth a re-read:

1. “Surround yourself with people whose eyes light up when they see you.”

2. “Slowly is the faste...

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