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The Scene Partner Turns One!

3 Jan

I can’t believe it. A whole year has gone by already since I launched this blog. And though I did not post a new post every day, I did keep it up. The blog survived! I’m going to take that as the first of many positive things I see happening in 2011. I’ve been feeling it already– these past few weeks I’ve had an insurmountable sense that 2011 is going to be the best year yet. I just know it’s going to be good! Not only for me but those around me. There’s something in the air, I feel it, I really do. I see challenges, uncertainty and doubt, yes. But I also see much success this year. And as cheesy or as hippie-dippy as I may sound right now, this feeling is not unfounded. This past year was the first year I had both feet in– in LA and in the commitment to a career as an actor. That also means, this past year I worked my butt off.

I launched this blog! (duh) I co-produced a 3-month long playwright competition, an original full length drama and a multi media comedy show. I starred in an amazing physically and emotionally challenging world premiere play. I got my first theater teaching gig and created and directed my first high school play. I was cast in and started filming an indie feature. And most importantly, on those days that I doubted my abilities, my decisions and myself in general, when I thought “what the hell am I doing with my life” I kept going.

So this year, 2011, I feel even more good things coming my way. I’ve been paying my dues. Saying yes to every opportunity. Meeting people. Making art. Working hard.

And what would a new years post be without some new years resolutions: check out my special Actor New Years Resolutions post.

Scene One

4 Jan

cropped-dscn2972.jpgWelcome to The Scene Partner, my latest form of procrastination, which I can justify because it is still related to my career: acting.  And if you’ve reached this page, I’m assuming that’s what you’re doing as well.

So, you want to be an actor. Great! Now what? That’s what I asked myself a million times from the first moment I realized my dream. I’ve been searching for answers ever since. I’ve also been searching the blogs and haven’t found anything comparable to what I intend to do with The Scene Partner: A comprehensive site with everything from acting classes to theater houses to documenting my own progress from Dream to Career.

I figure, while I learn to navigate the unpredictable acting scene, finding answers, it couldn’t hurt to share the knowledge. If there’s one thing I’ve learned thus far, it’s that there is no simple How To Guide, no 1-2-3 easy to follow steps, and no ladder to climb. The only thing you can do—and must do—is COMMIT.  That’s half the battle. For the other half, I don’t know, read my blog and we can find out together…